EMU Choir in Rotunda

The EMU Choir sings in the Capitol's Rotunda for the EMU Day in Lansing Luncheon.

EMU Day in Lansing

The Government Relations office is proud to report a successful EMU Day in Lansing event that took place on Tuesday, March 6. In total, Eastern Michigan had 47 meetings with state legislators and their staffs, and 62 Eastern Michigan students, faculty, staff, and alumni volunteered for the day. The event involved meetings throughout the morning with state senators and representatives, followed by a luncheon at the Capitol Building. Eastern's choir performed in the rotunda of the building during the luncheon, marking the first time for the choir to participate in the event. If you're interested in participating in EMU's Day in Lansing in 2019, please email the Government Relations office at

MLK 2018 Humanitarian Award

2018 MLK Humanitarian Award Winners

Rep. Ronnie Peterson, EMU President James Smith, Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton

On Monday, January 15th, EMU hosted its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. President's Luncheon. At this event, EMU recognized and awarded two recipients for the MLK Humanitarian Award. These two active members of our community exemplify the values and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and make significant contributions to both the University and the community.

The awards were given to Representative Ronnie D. Peterson and Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton, as pictured with President Smith.

Click here to view a list of all the previous Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award winners.

Who We Are: A Liaison Between EMU and Government

The Office of Government and Community Relations serves as the primary liaison between Eastern Michigan University and all levels of government, as well as the local and regional community.

Securing the resources that EMU requires to remain a leading public, comprehensive university requires the active support of our faculty, students, staff and alumni. From this website, you can remain up-to-date on the activities of our office and learn how you can help EMU secure the resources it needs to remain a world-class university.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about our office, or if you would like to become more involved in our work.