Student Life

The university is full of opportunities for learning, leadership, and personal growth; there are literally thousands of ways to Get Involved here. Consider exploring the Maize Pages for some of the more than 1,000 student-run organizations. And you can explore the Center for Campus Involvement for even more ideas. And if you’re looking for something fun or inspiring to do – take a look at the Happening @ Michigan calendar.

Remember: if it’s hard to choose or seems a bit overwhelming, Student Life can help!

Civic Engagement

The University of Michigan delivers a world-class education to students, preparing them with critical knowledge, skills, and opportunities to be leaders in an increasingly complex world. Catalyzing and supporting students as they build the knowledge, skills, and agency for full participation in civic life must be a fundamental part of that education. 


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Building A Better Michigan

In 2011 the Chair of MUBR (Michigan Union Board of Representatives) and the Chair of ACRS(Advisory Committee for Rec Sports) joined together to form a new student advisory group - Building a Better Michigan.  Their goal was to mobilize students and to give them a chance to have their voices heard regarding the future development of the University Unions and Recreation Centers.

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Get Your Fest On

You’ve unpacked (mostly) and are ready to explore campus. Check out all of the outstanding opportunities to meet new people, find your passion, and get some free stuff!

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LGBTQ Student Groups at U-M

See descriptions of many of the LGBTQ (or similarly identified) student organizations on campus. This list is not exhaustive. 

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Student Advisory Board

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

Here's your chance to provide advice to the Vice President on pressing student issues. 





Civic Engagement

The University of Michigan delivers a world-class education to students, preparing them with critical knowledge, skills, and opportunities to be leaders in an increasingly complex world. Catalyzing and supporting students as they build the knowledge, skills, and agency for full participation in civic life must be a fundamental part of that education. 


Your First Year Experience

Your first year at U-M is a journey – a time to get involved, explore your campus community, and start making this Michigan experience truly yours. First Year Experience can help you chart your own unique course.

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