Office of Community Engagement

371 Varner Dr.
221A Varner Hall
Rochester, MI 48309
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Office of the Provost

Wilson Hall, Room 205
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, MI 48309-4486
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(248) 370-2190

group photo outdoors at the 2017 Henderson Orchard and Apiary


The mission of Oakland University’s community engagement activities is to become a leader in serving the needs and aspirations of our communities and region through expanded community relationships, institutional reputation and visibility and engagement.

We aim to partner university knowledge and resources with those of public and private sectors in order to:

  • Enrich scholarship, research and creative activity
  • Enhance curriculum, teaching & learning
  • Prepare educated, engaged citizens
  • Strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility
  • Address critical societal issues
  • Contribute to the public good
  • Improve the quality of life
  • Regional stewardship (align resources and processes w/regional needs)

* - from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (2011). The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, 2010 edition, Menlo Park, CA; Author.

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