About UCP

University-Community Partnerships (UCP) is a unit of Michigan State University’s Office of University Outreach and Engagement (UOE). UCP adopts an approach to university-community partnerships that is sensitive to community and university needs and responsive to changing circumstances.

UCP promotes partnerships characterized by:

  • Mutual benefits for all partners
  • Community capacity building
  • Long term relationships within research networks

UCP's developmental, dynamic and systemic framework emphasizes the need to institutionalize university-community partnerships as well as maintain connections between the university and communities on multiple levels.

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