Prepare for a Life of Meaning

Life is about more than a degree or certification. It’s what you do with your training that matters. A curriculum interwoven with values and faith delivers focused study, and common interests deepen and become core values that stay with you for life. And during your time as a student, faculty and staff are dedicated to helping you live a healthy, balanced life.

More than 10,000 EMU grads are serving and leading around the world as pastors, community leaders, lawyers focused on social justice and sustainability, policy shapers, fair-practice business owners, peacebuilders, health care providers, educators, and more.

Feel the support of a community

What kind of doctor, scientist, lawyer, or teacher will you be?

EMU students live within a supportive community focused on preparing you for life.

Our student services division offers innovative programs like CoachLink, which pairs undergrads with graduate student mentors who help you get rooted at EMU and make choices that are right for you as you adjust to life away from home. Campus pastors work with student leaders (ministry and pastoral assistants) so each residence hall builds a community within. Expert staff offer free counseling services. The Academic Success Center provides on-the-spot tutoring. Our fitness center provides top quality equipment and classes, and much more.

Campus events and student groups relate directly to curriculum, world events, things on your mind, things you and your family care about. Campus guests like Shane Claibourne and Brian McLaren spark discussions on faith and the future. In 2011 EMU hosted a unique nationwide conference on attachment and development, and students considered the importance of relationships in our lives.

Develop life-long skills

Student-athletes say their experience as a Royal is life-shaping. EMU coaches and athletic staff feel their job is a calling, and keep a focus on team-building and Christian character on and off the court. Athletes not only play together, they learn together and pray together. Your time as a Royal, competing in NCAA D-III athletics, will help you develop life-long leadership skills and more.

Hallmates in the dorms become life-long friends and find themselves called to leadership, sharing their gifts during weekly chapels or Bible studies, coordinating campus activities via their work-study or internship, and much more. Faculty are mentors who walk with you in your professional career.