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!

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Register Now for Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation is a celebration of LGBTQ graduates of the University of Michigan. Graduates from any school/college in the University from any academic level are welcome to participate.       

Award Categories: Michigan Difference Student Leadership Awards

Cross-Cultural Programming Award: This award is presented to individuals or group(s) which improved the campus climate by working together to present a program or programs of lasting impact that increases the campus community understanding of different cultures and that provides opportunities for cross-cultural exchanges.

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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Leadership Engagement Scholarship

On the eve of Michigan's Bicentennial, in 2016, the Leadership Engagement Scholarship was created by students for students. The scholarship, the first of its kind at the University of Michigan, seeks to remove the cost barriers to extracurricular involvement by providing financial awards to a cohort of emerging and established leaders with demonstrated need.

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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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Michigan Difference Student Leadership Awards

The Student Leadership Awards are designed to recognize and celebrate students at U of M who are doing remarkable things! Students, faculty and staff can nominate themselves or a fellow student. 

Student Life's Michigan Difference Student Leadership Awards are designed to recognize and celebrate students who are doing remarkable things. Nominations may be submitted by students, faculty, or staff members to acknowledge individual students and student groups.

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Save the Date: 1/18/2016

"Who will be next to suffer, and likewise, who will be next to lead and carry the waters of justice as King and others did during the civil rights era?"

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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. 

Time to Talk About Healthy Relationships

Relationship Remix Workshops on Relationships, Sex, and Choice are a nationally recognized program on communication, decision-making, sexual health, consent, and healthy relationships.

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Trotter Multicultural Center Community Gathering

Are you someone who seeks peace in the world?

Are you someone who wants to contribute to multicultural life on campus?

Are you committed to learning how to make your community a better place?

Then come to the Trotter Multicultural Center for our Community Gathering, and you'll see why we're Worth the Walk!

WHERE: 1443 Washtenaw Avenue

WHEN: 4-6 PM Thursday, September 10, 2015

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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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