First opening its doors in 1912, the University of Memphis has grown into a thriving metropolitan college. With more than 21,000 students, UofM offers a variety of degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.
Rooted in its vision statement, UofM strives to be a great metropolitan research university that works alongside its community to address challenges that face our global society. This dedication to its urban serving mission is evident in offices and programs across its campuses.
Through Student Leadership and Involvement, students are engaged in promoting positive changes through transformative learning, community engagement, and leadership development. MemphisCRESH (College Research Experience for Students in High School), an outreach program of the Department of Physics and Materials Science, offers college research experience for high school students to help them learn about the impact of science and research on their communities.
Housed in the Office of Government Relations, the Papasan Public Policy Institute fosters information flow on key issues facing the Tennessee legislature and community through panel discussions with corporate, government, and academic professionals.
For more than 100 years, the University of Memphis has served as an anchor in their city, working to foster relationships with community members and government officials to create positive impact for the university and the communities it serves.
Here are a few examples of how University of Memphis is making a difference in its communities:
- MemphisCRESH: provides high school students the opportunity to gain college research experience to show the impact that science and research can have on their communities.
- Papasan Institute: housed in the Office of Government Relations, aimed at creating information flow on key issues facing Tennessee’s government and citizens.
- Student Leadership and Involvement: aims to engage students and promote positive changes through transformative learning, community engagement, and leadership development.
- Engaged Scholarship Committee: a multidisciplinary group faculty who support and practice engaged research and learning principles, going outside the classroom to connect with the community.