The University’s new Collegiate Recovery Program helps students who have to cope with a less talked about struggle when entering the college environment: addiction.
The Spectrum Center has come a long way since the closet-turned-office in which the center was born 40 years ago. Join the U-M community in celebration of the Spectrum Center with a host of events this weekend!
Support for Incoming Black Students (S.I.B.S) is a co-curricular peer mentorship program sponsored by the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) & Trotter Multicultural Center in University of Michigan's Student Life.The S.I.B.S. program is dedicated to obtaining social, professional, and academic success among first-year students in efficient, meaningful ways such as encouraging social involvement, activism, and organizational participation.This year, we are projecting to have at least 80-100 Little SIBS join the program!
The morning of October 4th was certainly a highlight of Aaron Kall's tenure as Director of the University's Debate Program. Aaron was the featured expert for the first presidential debate between President Obama and Governor Romney, on NBC affiliate WDIV-TV Channel 4 in Detroit with Rhonda Walker and Guy Gordon. Jared Wadley, Laura Lessnau, and Bernie DeGroat from the University of Michigan News Service were instrumental in securing this opportunity to help promote U-M, The Division of Student Affairs, and the Debate Program.
The University of Michigan Department of Public Safety (DPS) is a full service law enforcement agency. University Police Officers patrol all campus buildings and grounds, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. DPS officers have the authority to investigate, search, arrest and use reasonable force as necessary to protect persons and property and to enforce the laws of the State of Michigan and the Ordinance of the Regents of the University of Michigan.
Therapaws dogs will be at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library starting next week to help with study days! Interact with these great dogs and watch your stress go down!
Wednesday, December 11th 1-4PM
Thursday, December 12th 5-7PM
Friday, December 13th 1-4PM
New to winter in Michigan? These tips can help you survive and even thrive in the season.
Happy National Coffee Day!
We celebrate National Coffee Day in enjoyment of one of our nation’s leading pick-me-up beverages. Friday morning (9/28) the University Unions, will be offering FREE cups of coffee at UU Café locations! Learn more...
Every month or so, a small, random selection of students from both the undergrad and graduate schools are invited to meet with President Mary Sue Coleman and Vice President for Student Affairs Royster Harper. The purpose of these Fireside Chats is so that students can meet the figures in an informal setting and voice any thoughts or concerns they might have about the University and its many programs and initiatives.
February 15th, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Come to the Local Food Summit and celebrate food love! This event includes a keynote speech by Judy Wicks, presentations, breakout sessions and initiatives for a sustainable community. It’s a great opportunity to join the local food movement in Michigan.
The Go North! Initiative whose mission is to bring excitement and vibrancy to the campus community on North Campus hosted the first ever Hot Air Balloon Festival yesterday, September 22nd from 4:00-8:00pm. The turnout for the event surpassed Go North committee’s expectations with attendance at approximately 500 comprised of students from North and Central resident halls as well as residents and families from the Northwood communities.
You are cordially invited to walk down the blue carpet at the Michigan Difference Student Leadership awards with your friends, fellow organization members, or even solo in your snazzy casual attire for a night filled with swag, music, food and many surprises. The Michigan Difference Student Leadership Awards will be held on March 28th from 6-9 pm. at the Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom.
U-M Planet Blue Guiding Principle
We will pursue produce sourcing strategies to reduce food processing and transportation, purchasing 20% of U-M food in accordance with U-M Sustainablity Food Purchasing Guidelines.
The fair is a day-long event where elementary school students participate in “edu-active” activities put on by University student organizations. In accordance with the theme of this year’s fair, “K-Zoo,” organizers created habitat-themed zones, such as jungle, safari, arctic and underwater.
Student Life needs your input! Are you opinionated about Student Life issues? Interested in forming meaningful relationships with faculty and staff? Want to make a real impact at the University? Joining one of the many student advisory boards on campus is a great way to enhance your University experience.
There are approximately 20 student advisory groups within Student Life that cover a variety of topics. And they all want to hear from you! From the Career Center to the Spectrum Center, from the Center for Campus Involvement to Counseling & Psychological Services, you're sure to find something to suit your interests.
Arab Heritage Month is a special opportunity to enhance understanding of the nuanced and diverse aspects of Arab American heritage. Arab immigrants and their descendants have made important contributions to the growth of this country. As doctors and scientists, engineers, bankers, teachers, entrepreneurs and entertainers – and so much more – Arab contributions and heritage are woven inextricably into the fabric of American society.
The history, science and art of coffee were the areas of focus at the Michigan Coffee Conference hosted by University Unions at Pierpont Commons on May 10-11, 2012. About a dozen University Unions Food Service staff and several student staff from the coffee cafes, including Bert’s and Beanster’s, also attended the conference to sharpen their barista skills.
A new wave of excitement and energy arrived on North Campus, in the form of some 200 high school students, who, during the month of July, immersed themselves in intensive training more typical of the college or university level than high school.
Halloween is just a few days away and for many people that means an opportunity to have fun times, dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats. With all of this excitement, considering safety is also important.
Center for Japanese Studies' events marking the one-year anniversary of the earthquakes and tsunami in Northeastern Japan begin this week. The photo exhibition, “PhotoVoice: 3/11 Disasters through Women’s Lenses,” will be opened with a public reception this Thursday, March 8th (5:30-6:30pm). The exhibition will be on view in the International Institute’s Gallery space from March 8th through the end of April.
U-M Planet Blue Guiding Principle
We will pursue purchasing, reuse, recycling, and composting strategies toward long-term waste eradication.
Rocky Mazzaro will be joining Student Life and University Unions as our Finance/Business Manager. Rocky has a strong background in business and finance, and has also worked in higher education. Most recently he comes to us from Concordia University, where he served as Vice President for Business and University Services.
The Spectrum Center Student Advisory Board serves as a space for students to address the needs and concerns of LGBTQA individuals on the University of Michigan campus. Consisting of students who represent a wide range of academic levels, disciplines and social identities, the body will examine the institutional climate for LGBTQA students and explore ways to enhance students' experience. In its capacity as a voice of the LGBTQA student population, the board will serve as an important resource to help guide the work of the Spectrum Center.
LeaderShape®, Inc. recently asked the LeaderShape community to share "How are you LeaderShape? What did your experience with The LeaderShape Institute mean to you? How have you been impacted by those six days?" Michigan LeaderShape August '10 participant Keegan Cisowski was a finalist in this contest, sharing the energy that his experience hs helped to focus. Congrats, Keegan!
Each year, Americans observe National Native American Heritage Month throughout November, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors had lived in North America for hundreds of years. This year, MESA/Trotter and the Native American Student Association (NASA) collaborated with the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) and the Center for Campus Involvement (CCI) to bring a wide range of events to celebrate Native American culture with the University of Michigan campus community.
With the introduction of UM’s Interim Procedure for Addressing Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Students, the Office of Student Conflict Resolution is interested in feedback or comments students might have related to the interim procedure or ideas about what they would like a future policy to look like. Please visit www.oscr.umich.edu for details on the interim procedure and send thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The time of year has come where everyone is in a hurry (or dreading) to move out. The boxes are packed and suitcases are ready to go – but how does this process work? Luckily, University Housing has provided guidelines for moving out of the dorms! Residence halls and Northwood Apartments Move-Out must be completed by Friday, May 3, so make sure to plan ahead if you will be moving out during the last week of finals. If you live an apartment and your lease is up or you found a subletter and need to move, these tips apply to you
The new Director of DSA’s Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR) got interested in conflict during his undergraduate years. "I was talking to a fraternity brother who was pretty upset about someone he assumed was flirting with his ex-girlfriend. This big, macho guy stormed out of the room angrily and said 'I'm going to go talk to that guy' and within ten minutes the whole thing was resolved; I was amazed!" At that moment Jay realized he had been wasting unnecessary emotional energy by avoiding difficult conversations.
The Michigan Student Assembly and University Unions hosted the first-ever MFarmer's Market September 15th and October 6th --on the patio at the Michigan Union--where students, faculty, and visitors could come together to learn about and enjoy the fresh, local, and sustainable products available to them on campus, fresh from the farm! With chef demonstrations, free
samples, a plant sale, giveaways, games and an overall focus on healthy and sustainable living, the Michigan Farmers’ Market celebrated sustainable food in an engaging, fun, and tasty way for all those involved!
Freshman year is a time when many students begin exploring campus opportunities and begin finding their 'place' here at Michigan. While that exploration might not be career-focused, those experiences and decisions are meaningful pieces of the career exploration and decision-making puzzle that is put together during a student's time at U-M.
As part of Asian/ Pacific American Heritage Month 2012 & in recognition of the 30th Anniversary of the Vincent Chin case, you are invited to a film screening of Vincent Who? and panel discussion with Director/Producer Curtis Chin (UM Alum) on Tuesday, April 10th at 6pm.
The Michigan Union Ticketing Office--MUTO for short--has unveiled its innovative new ticketing system, VENDINI, at their office on the Michigan Union ground floor. VENDINI is an exciting and highly personalized service for customers that provides print-on-demand tickets and lower service fees.
Trotter Multicultural Center was a stop on President Schlissel's recent walking and bus tour with VP Harper. While he was at Trotter, he took a tour of the building and talked with staff about the upcoming year.
Sponsored by the Center for Campus Involvement, this is a great opportunity to learn about the organizations and departments at the University of Michigan. Come discover where to get involved! Thursday, September 6th from 11am - 4pm on the Central Campus Diag.
Looking for some assistance in your courses, or just a productive space to get work done? These daily study tables are hosted by the Leaders and Best Program in the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI).
OAMI mentors (Academic Success Partners) are available for tutoring help! Study Tables are free and will cover various subjects.
Learn the best practices of fundraising. Conference Date: Thursday, August 29, 2019
On behalf of the University of Michigan's Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) & Trotter Multicultural Center (TMC), we would like to invite you to our upcoming 19th Annual Taste of Culture event taking place on Sunday, September 8th from 2PM - 6PM at the Trotter Multicultural Center (1443 Washtenaw Ave. off South University).
- Korey's Krispy Chicken
- Mongolian Grill
- Lucky Kitchen
- Eastern Flame
- Los Amigos
- Haifa Falafel
- Jamaican Jerk
- Earthen Jar
- What Crepe?
For more info on “Taste of Culture” and other events, visit www.mesa.umich.edu
Also, “like” us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/MesaTrotter?ref=hl
With a unanimous vote of the Board of Regents, Mark S. Schlissel, M.D., Ph.D., today was appointed the 14th president of the University of Michigan. Schlissel, currently serving as provost of Brown University, will succeed Mary Sue Coleman July 1, 2014. Coleman is retiring after 12 years leading U-M.