Engage @ EMU is EMU’s primary entry way to enhance, navigate and cultivate collaboration and partnerships between the University and business and community entities. Engage assists EMU in affirming and improving several parts of our University mission and vision:

  • Benefiting local and global communities.
  • Being an institution of opportunity and community impact.
  • Preparing students with relevant skills and real world awareness.

2023 United Way Workplace Campaign

EMU has participated in the United Way Workplace Campaign for 20+ years. We are proud to join other local employers who also support our local United Way, including Washtenaw Community College, the University of Michigan, Washtenaw County, and countless local businesses.

Many of the organizations that the United Way supports directly support our EMU community, including Corner Health Center, Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels, Child Care Network, and Hope Clinic. There is little distance between the communities and people that United Way supports and serves and our own EMU community.

Throughout the campaign we will highlight EMU students and staff who have been impacted by the United Way.

Click here to learn more about the United Way Workplace Campaign and how you can help!


Engage cultivates academic initiatives and programs focused on local impact and provides training and support for the integration of community into courses and curriculum.

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Engage cultivates connections and collaborations between the University and business and corporate entities.

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Engage cultivates connections and collaborations  between the University (faculty, staff and students)  and nonprofits, municipalities, schools, and individuals.