University Affiliates

Public Allies Metro Detroit

Public Allies Metro Detroit is a program of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. Our program is made possible through funding of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Taubman College

For over 100 years, Taubman College has worked to promote the public good by engaging a diverse constituency in purpose-driven learning and research addressing the built environment. With a faculty of award-winning architects, planners and designers, respected scholars, and leading researchers, we seek to understand, interrogate and advance these related fields within the context of exciting new global geographies, technologies, and ethnographies.

Undergraduate Admissions

Since 1817, Undergraduate Admissions has been encouraging students to explore all possibilities, to ask questions, and to challenge the present to create a better future. With access to top-ranked programs and distinguished faculty, you have the resources and support you need to challenge yourself, to find your true voice, and to make a positive impact on this world.

Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center

Established at the University of Michigan Health System and based in the Department of Neurology, the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center aims to conduct and support research on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders; promote state-of-the-art care and wellness for individuals and families affected by memory loss; and increase dementia awareness through collaborative education and outreach efforts.

Department of African American Studies

Established in 1970, the now-Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) is an interdisciplinary program of research, instruction, and community outreach. Its intellectual focus and mission is to reflect on and participate in determining emerging directions in the study and representation of the diverse cultures, experiences and societies of Africans and peoples of African descent across the African continent and diaspora.

Office of Metropolitan Impact

The mission of the Office of Metropolitan Impact is to further develop the volume, value, and impact of mutually beneficial community partnerships for research, teaching, learning, and service and to enhance aspects of the Chancellor’s Metropolitan Vision as defining dimensions of University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Wolverine Pathways

Each year, Wolverine Pathways selects up to 60 current 6th-grade students and 60 current 9th-grade students to join the program the Fall of their 7th and 10th-grade school year. These students must live within the boundaries of the city of Detroit, Southfield Public or Ypsilanti Community school districts to participate in the program. Once admitted, Wolverine Pathways Scholars take part in the program every year through the completion of 12th grade. The program takes place in three seasonal sessions each year at one location within the targeted school district. In the fall and winter, eight-week sessions run on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. During the four-week summer session, the program will take place Monday through Thursday.

Business+Impact at Michigan Ross

Ross already has a strong reputation for impact, with centers and institutes focused on worldwide challenges, and one fifth of incoming students expressing an interest in impact careers. But as they go forward, in addition to their existing programs and Impact Gateway, they will pursue the creation of a new +Impact Studio for coworking, a social innovation series to disseminate impact research, and deeper engagement with Detroit.

Non-University Affiliates


CultureSource strengthens the arts and culture sector in Southeast Michigan through advocacy, capacity building and marketing resources in order to cultivate an innovative, collaborative, diverse and engaged community.

Arab American National Museum

The Arab American National Museum documents, preserves and presents the history, culture and contributions of Arab Americans.


ACCESS strives to enable and empower individuals, families and communities to lead informed, productive and culturally sensitive lives. As a nonprofit model of excellence, we honor our Arab American heritage through community-building and service to all those in need, of every heritage. ACCESS is a strong advocate for cultural and social entrepreneurship imbued with the values of community service, healthy lifestyles, education and philanthropy.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, a leader in the world of classical music, embraces and inspires individuals, families and communities through unsurpassed musical experiences.

Detroit Institute of Arts

Art has the power to transform lives and build communities. At the Detroit Institute of Arts, we are using our world-class collection to inspire curiosity, spark creativity, and to reimagine our collective future. Your support will help us share these experiences for generations to come.

Michigan Science Center

The mission of the Michigan Science Center is to inspire curious minds of all ages to discover, explore and appreciate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a creative, dynamic learning environment.

Charles H. Wright African American Museum

Founded in 1965, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has for over half a century been a leading institution dedicated to the African American experience.

Our mission is to open minds and change lives through the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture. Our vision is of a world in which the adversity and achievement of African American history inspire everyone toward greater understanding, acceptance and unity!

Build Institute

We help people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network in Detroit. Whether its our classes, networking events, mentorship, or connections to resources we’re here to provide a nurturing community that allows ideas to develop and flourish over time.