Student Life

Daija Covington

What is your name?
Daija Covington

What is your graduation year?
2012

Where are you from originally?
Detroit, MI.

What student organizations have you been involved with?
New Orleans Site Leader for the North American Summer Service Team (NASST), Corps Member for Jumpstart by Americorps, Member of First Generation College Students at Michigan, Member of the Michigan Gospel Chorale, Member of Leaders and Best, Chair of the Program Council for University Unions Arts and Programs (UUAP)

What is your favorite U-M tradition?
My favorite U-M tradition is singing the fight song because it creates a sense of unity and pride among members of the campus community.

How have you benefitted from the Division of Student Affairs?
As an employee under the Division of Student Affairs (DSA), in addition to financial benefits, I have gained leadership, creativity, time-management, budgeting, and more polished communication skills. As a student, I have enjoyed many events sponsored by the DSA that have made my college years more enjoyable. Also, I have benefitted through having a mentor who pushed me to always expect more from and do more at U-M.