EMU History & Policies
Eastern Michigan University was founded in 1849 as the Michigan State Normal School. The school became Michigan State Normal College in 1897, Eastern Michigan College in 1956, and finally Eastern Michigan University in 1959. For information on Eastern's history and the past leaders of the university, check out the Library's History of University Presidents resource.
The Live Ypsi Homebuyer Program provides a forgivable loan for EMU employees to help with the purchase of a home. The home has to be located in Ypsilanti or locations within Ypsilanti Township. For more information, view their flyer.
On July 1st, 2015, EMU prohibited smoking and the use of tobacco products in campus buildings and on university grounds.