Public engagement embodies the University of Michigan’s mission to serve society.

U-M has long been a place that attracts top faculty, students and staff because they want to make a difference. To ensure that we continue to provide an environment for such altruism well into the future, the university has launched a Public Engagement and Impact focus area. Key to the success of the focus area will be the involvement of U-M’s esteemed faculty of professors, primary researchers and librarians.

Many of our faculty are already actively engaged in this effort, and many more have the capacity to contribute—at a local, national and even international level.

The supports and tools described on this website were inspired by a May 2016 report on the status of public service at the University of Michigan and recommendations for its enhancement.

Read the University Record story

Read the Public Engagement & Impact fact sheet (PDF)