The College of Community and Public Service Dean's Office will remain open (virtually) until further notice (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm).  Our staff will be working remotely following the directives of the University.  Please feel free to call our office at 616-331-6850 and leave a voicemail, or an email at with any questions you may have and our goal is to respond with 60 minutes during business hours.

If you have any questions regarding our academic programs, please refer to their websites for specific details and contact information:

CCPS Undergraduate Advising Center

Hospitality and Tourism Management

School of Criminal Justice

School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration

School of Social Work

We are proud of our highly regarded community-engaged programs.

Through our community engagements, the College of Community and Public Service creates a dynamic learning environment for our students and empowers our community partners with quality research and data. Our accomplished faculty offers a wide range of expertise, including criminal justice, health administration, hospitality, human welfare, nonprofit management, public service, philanthropy, social justice, and tourism. Our Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy shapes usable knowledge for nonprofits, foundations, and others seeking to transform their communities for the public good.

We call ourselves an engaged College because we take the skills and talents of our faculty and staff and we work on projects in the community. We help to be a voice. We see ourselves as a college and a university, but we are part of the community and not separate from the community.  - Dean George Grant, Jr.

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Learn how CCPS students Engage. Enrich. Enhance. their lives and those in their communities.

Established in 2004
Established in 2004
2,117 Students Enrolled in CCPS Programs
2,117 Students Enrolled in CCPS Programs
6 Graduate and 7 Undergraduate Programs
6 Graduate and 7 Undergraduate Programs

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