Centers and Institutes

The Office of Community Partnerships enhances the connection between Western Michigan University and the communities it serves through mutually beneficial partnerships in the areas of scholarship, research, service, and economic development. WMU’s community outreach seeks to continually adapt to meet the changing needs of the University and its community partners and to increase WMU’s role as a critical resource.

WMU is home to more than 50 centers and institutes committed to this mission, which are organized on this page into four focus areas that holistically foster opportunities for financial stability and growth, education, entrepreneurism, health care, and meeting basic needs. The centers and institutes are committed to leveraging their knowledge and networks to partner with the greater WMU community to identify effective solutions to complex problems.

Centers and institutes by category