Student Life


The Student Advisory Board provides advice on pressing student issues to the Vice President for Student Life. Biweekly meetings throughout the academic year encourage discussion on new initiatives and emergent issues. The Board’s recommendations help to influence Student Life goals, services, and overall effectiveness.


  1. The Board is composed of a diverse group of both undergraduate and graduate students. All students on the Board are selected through an application and interview process.
  2. The Vice President for Student Life and the Student Life Staff liaison to the board will be present at the Orientation Retreat and all subsequent meetings.
  3. Additional individuals from across the University may attend as invited guests.


  1. One year renewable terms (September - August).
  2. Every year the Board holds a mandatory Orientation Retreat in September or early October. The 2020 retreat will be held on September 12-13th, 2020. Topics which students would like to address over the course of the year will be discussed at the retreat.
  3. Meetings will occur every two weeks on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:00 PM, the first one taking place very shortly after the Orientation Retreat. Meetings run from September-April.
  4. Regular participation in the Board’s activities will be essential if it is to be effective. Therefore, if an individual misses more than two meetings, they may be dismissed from the Board.
  5. Minutes from meetings will be shared via Google Drive for members to view, including any presentations or proposals presented to the group. 

Application Process

  1. The application process for the 2019-20 Advisory Board is closed.

Frequently Asked Questions​

"I'm thinking about studying abroad next year.  Will that affect my chances or make me ineligible?"

Answer: No! We understand that you want to make the most of your time at U-M, and going abroad will not negatively impact your eligibility in the slightest. 

Have other questions?  Let us know, and we'll add them here to better help students in the future. 

Please address any inquiries to The Office of the Vice President for Student Life at (734) 764-5132.