Office of Community-Engaged Learning

Formerly known as the Office of Metropolitan Impact (OMI) as of September 2023. Stay tuned for website changes!

The Office of Community-Engaged Learning supports University of Michigan-Dearborn's mission by: an infographic explaining the ways OMI serves: administrative, financial, community, research
  • Cultivating faculty who are leaders in their disciplines, inspire their students, and care for their students' needs;
  • Creating and sharing pioneering interdisciplinary research that supports diverse sections of our economy, with an emphasis on work that serves the common good;
  • Making lasting local impacts by valuing the experiences, knowledge, needs, and voices of our business and community partners; and
  • Forging mutually beneficial partnerships with businesses, community-based organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies




In 2022-2023, OCEL has supported UM-Dearborn in the following ways:

an infographic explaining the different accomplishments OMI has achieved in the past academic year


How To Reach Us

The Office of Community-Engaged Learning will be operating university business on a hybrid basis.

Our in person office hours vary, so please email [email protected] with questions or [email protected] if you need to make an appointment. 

We acknowledge that the University of Michigan resides on the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary lands of the Anishinaabeg – The Three Fire Confederacy of the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations, as well as the Wyandot Nation. In particular, the university resides on land gifted by the three Nations and the Wyandot Nation, along with many other Indigenous Nations, in the 1817 Treaty of Fort Meigs. We acknowledge the language of "gift" in the original treaty entails mutual relationships between treaty parties, respect, and obligation on the part of the settlers. We advocate for Indigenous struggles against ongoing settler-colonization and strive for a decolonized future.

Office of Community-Engaged Learning

Suite 1100, First Floor - Ford Collaboratory - Mardigian Library
4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128
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