University Outreach and Engagement


MSU Detroit Center
3408 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201-2726
Phone (313) 578-9700
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University Outreach and Engagement


University Outreach and Engagement (UOE) focus on collaborative partnerships between Michigan State University and its external constituents-partnerships forged for mutual benefit and learning, with an emphasis on research.  UOE provides resources to assist academic departments, centers and institutes, and MSU-Extension on priority issues of concern to society by encouraging, supporting, and collaborating with MSU faculty and academic staff to generate, apply, transmit and preserve knowledge.


This scholarship focus is applied to a broad range of community-defined needs, with special focus on:

  • Children, youth, and families
  • Community-economic development
  • Technology-human interface
  • Community health and well-being


Within these contexts, UOE also engages in research designed to demonstrate the disciplinary and inter-disciplinary impact of engaged scholarship and on faculty work and university-community partnerships.

In all of its work, UOE emphasizes university-community partnerships that are collaborative, participatory, empowering, systemic, transformative, and anchored in scholarship.