Student Life offers students many ways to find connection, community, learning, social justice, and space to support a diverse campus community. Not sure where to start? Check out each of the links below to read more about the opportunities awaiting you.
- a safe space to explore issues of identity, diversity, and social justice in a classroom, research, or workshop setting?
- lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer support, education, resources, and community?
- empowerment, programming, support, and community built around multicultural, racial, ethnic, and social justice-related needs and issues?
- an inclusive, multiculturally-focused campus space for socializing, studying, and engaging in enriching and fun programming?
- a secure space to explore your identity around disability, receive academic accommodations, and access other resources?
- getting support for yourself or other students who may have been targets of or affected by a campus climate concern?
The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR)
IGR is a social justice education program that blends theory and experiential learning to facilitate student learning about social group identity, social inequality, and intergroup relations. The program prepares students to live and work in a diverse world and educates them in making choices that advance equity, justice, and peace. IGR is a partnership between Student Life and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
Learn more at igr.umich.edu.
The Spectrum Center
With sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression as a framework, the Spectrum Center is committed to enriching the campus experience and developing students as individuals and as members of communities. Spectrum's work is accomplished through student-centered education, outreach, advocacy, and support.
Learn more at spectrumcenter.umich.edu.
Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA)
MESA promotes student development and empowers the campus community around issues of diversity and social justice through the lens of race and ethnicity. The office encourages and supports engagement with other communities and, given the multiple and complex identities of today’s students, addresses them with an intercultural and leadership-focused approach.
MESA's work is grounded in theory and emphasizes community and multicultural and intercultural development while promoting cross-collaboration, developing intercultural skills, and empowering students to address social justice issues.
Learn more at mesa.umich.edu.
William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center
The Trotter Multicultural Center promotes a campus community in which all students can prosper academically and socially, providing services to build a supportive environment in which all students can develop a better understanding and appreciation for the multicultural diversity represented at the University of Michigan.
Learn more at trotter.umich.edu.
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
The mission of SSD is to support the university’s commitment to equity and diversity by providing support services and academic accommodations to students with disabilities. The office shares information, promotes awareness of disability issues, and provides support for a decentralized system of access for U-M students.
Learn more at ssd.umich.edu.
Campus Climate Support (CCS)
The Campus Climate Support (CCS) staff addresses concerns that may create harm to members of the university community based on their identity and is committed to providing support to students who may have been targets of or affected by a campus climate concern. CCS works to ensure that appropriate university resources and expertise are available to anyone who feels they have been harmed or negatively impacted by a campus climate concern.