The University of Michigan-Flint is proud of our recent statewide and national recognition for excellence in civic engagement. Last year, UM-Flint joined only 310 other institutions in the country to receive the Carnegie Foundation's Community Engagement Classification. This year, UM-Flint earned Michigan's first-ever "Engaged Campus of the Year Award" from Michigan Campus Compact. These recent acknowledgements are a great source of pride, reaffirming UM-Flint's unwavering commitment to civic engagement since our founding.
At UM-Flint, civic engagement is not a 'feel-good' formality. It is the core of all aspects of life and learning for all students, all faculty, all those who come in contact with this university and its graduates. Whether around the corner or around the world, UM-Flint students apply learning where it matters, how it matters: on the ground and in person.
Not only does this approach produce stronger communities, it also produces stronger graduates. We often hear from employers who recognize a higher level of maturity, of understanding about the realities of different kinds of communities, as well as a higher degree of know-how and confidence in their abilities to get positive results in any situation.