News & Announcements

A new way to get engaged: Introducing the MFamily Program

The Dean of Students Office within the U-M Division of Student Life has announced MFamily, the parent and family engagement program. MFamily offers more ways to connect, engage and communicate, both with campus leaders and other families. Additionally, Student Life has partnered with the company CampusESP to create the MFamily Portal, a digital community for our parents, families, guardians and supporters to connect with campus leaders and one another. The portal is where you’ll find the latest campus news and information, all in one convenient location.

Beal, Freeman, Peeler, Velázquez elected to national LGBTQ higher ed consortium

June 28, 2023 | By Nick Pfost, Spectrum Center | This spring, four University of Michigan Spectrum Center staff were elected to serve important roles within the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals. Director Jesse Beal, program manager Angie Freeman, program specialist Lorant Peeler, and graduate student researcher Des Velázquez will be officially seated this July, marking the first time four successful candidates have come from the same institution.

Apply to the Vice President for Student Life's Student Advisory Board

March 7, 2023 | The Student Advisory Board is a group of approximately two dozen undergraduate and graduate students from across the schools and colleges who provide advice on pressing student issues to Dr. Martino Harmon, the Vice President for Student Life. Meetings throughout the academic year encourage discussion on new initiatives and emergent issues. The application for the 2023-2024 academic year runs from March 10th to March 31st, 2023. ​All U-M students are eligible to apply.

Winter Break Hours

November 23, 2022 | The Office of the Vice President for Student Life (OVPSL) will be closed for the Winter Break Saturday, December 24 – Monday, January 2. We will reopen with staff members in the office at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. For the holiday hours of other offices within the Division of Student Life, please refer to their specific websites. If you have an emergency, please contact the University of Michigan Police Department at 734-763-1131

Addendum to the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Dear University of Michigan Community: As Wolverines, the importance of cultivating a culture of care for self and others has always been paramount and is of particular importance in this shared moment of crisis and challenge. It is right for us to reflect on the values we hold as individuals and the values we embrace as a community. University values are outlined in the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities: Civility, dignity, diversity, education, equality, freedom, honesty, and safety.  These values stand as long-held community-defined commitments rooted in social justice and put into practice through a restorative approach. It is these values which continue to serve as a guide as we live into our Pledge to Take Care of the Maize & Blue.