EMU's Strategic Directions includes"Eastern Michigan University will become a model for public engagement and linkages with the local community, the Detroit metropolitan area, southeast Michigan the State of Michigan and the region to produce real-world value and practical experience that enhances learning and helps address community needs."
EMU's Systems Portfolio, recently submitted to the Higher Learning Commission, reports on Category 9: Building Collaborative Relationships which ties to Criterion Five: Engagement and Service. As called for by its mission, the organization identifies its constituencies and serves them in ways both value:
Economic and Social Impacts of EMU, a report by the EMU Economic Impact Study Group, Dec. 2003
EMU Annual Report 2006-2007, Outreach & Engagement (pages 13-15)
National Campus Compact 2007, 2006, 2005