Our Community

Kettering University is proud to have a wide community reaching beyond just the local area of Flint to all areas of the globe. During this ongoing crisis, the University, our Cooperative Education partners and our Alumni are working hard to help those in need.

How Kettering University Is Helping Out

  • While dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, the University strives to balance academic excellence, safety and stability.
  • In a partnership with Flint’s Hurley Medical Center, Kettering University’s Atwood Stadium hosted COVID-19 drive through testing throughout the month of April.
  • John Wolfert, Assistant Director of the University’s FIRST Robotics Community Center, and Dr. Abishek Kamaraj, Kettering University Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Lecturer, have led undergraduate and graduate students in using 3D printing to create Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for front-line workers.
  • As part of its “Cabin Fever Initiative,” the University Rec Center provided exercise equipment and stationary activity to nearly 30 students living off campus. In addition to the resistance bands and jump ropes, the students received adult coloring books, cards, 3D models and puzzles. The Rec Center also has been posting at-home exercises, daily workouts and tips that don't require equipment on the University’s internal communications platform,my.kettering.edu.
  • On March 27, Kettering University donated much-needed additional medical supplies to both Hurley Medical Center and McLaren Flint. Each facility received 480 3M 8000 N95 masks, 120 mini bottles of hand sanitizer and 48 protective goggles to assist in their efforts to increase adequate supplies of PPE (personal protection equipment) for their medical staff.

Cooperative Education Partners Helping Out

Alumni Efforts

Local & State Resources and Information

  • Mayor Sheldon Neeley issued an executive order establishing a 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily curfew for the city of Flint effective April 2 and ending May 1. For more details, go to cityofflint.com/covid-19/.
  • The state of Michigan has established a webpage, michigan.gov/fightcovid19 to provide an updated directory of volunteer opportunities throughout the state. Medical, community, public health and senior citizen care are among the categories which also includes information on donating blood and a request form for those needing assistance for older adults.