“The purpose of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good.”
Connect with the community
Robust, intentional engagement with the community is essential to the mission of Western Michigan University. The University is committed to providing its students with opportunities to collaborate with communities through service, research, learning, internships, and volunteering. WMU recognizes the importance these relationships serve to promote new discoveries and improve the health and well-being of all citizens through mutually beneficial partnerships.
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