Welcome to the Brooks College Office for Community Partnerships and Student Professional Development

The Office for Community Partnerships and Student Professional Development is part of the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies that is designed to support and advance community-engaged teaching, learning and research as well as support a variety of interdisciplinary initiatives that link liberal education with professional skills to prepare students for their future professional, personal, and civic lives.


Respect, Reciprocity, Justice. Semester in Grand Rapids. Experience the city's history, people, and promise. Artist rendering of the Grand Rapids skyline.

Semester in Grand Rapids

Experience Grand Rapids' history, people and promise through the Semester in Grand Rapids program. Learn more about this exciting opportunity to deeply engage with the community of Grand Rapids through an immersive live-learn-work program.

Apply now to join the first SIGR cohort in Spring/Summer 2019!

Semester in Detroit

Applications are now open to join the Fall 2020 cohort of Semester in Detroit! This unique program is a partnership between University of Michigan and Grand Valley State University.

Semester in Detroit image of the Detroit skyline over a teal circle, with the website semesterindetroit.com at the bottom.



Page last modified October 29, 2018