Student Life

Winter Break Hours

Saturday, December 24 – Monday, January 2

  • The Office of the Vice President for Student Life (OVPSL) will be closed for the Winter Break. 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

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Addendum to the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Published August 31, 2022

Dear University of Michigan Community:

Welcome Home for the 2022-2023 academic year. As Wolverines, we have continued to cultivate a caring community for self and others and will continue to do so as we look forward to a year together in Ann Arbor. As we look toward the 2022-2023 academic year, it is right for us to reflect on the values we hold as individuals and the values we embrace as a community. The University values outlined in the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities are: Civility, dignity, diversity, education, equality, freedom, honesty, and safety.  These values stand as long-held community-defined commitments rooted in diversity, equity and inclusion and put into practice through a restorative approach. 

U-M's Scorecard for the INSPIRES (INterfaith, SPIritual, REligious, and Secular) Campus Climate Index

Published August 31, 2022

The INSPIRES Index is a tool that measures, evaluates, and represents an institution’s efforts toward establishing a welcoming climate for students of differing religious, secular, and spiritual identities. It is a collaboration between researchers at The Ohio State University and North Carolina State and was informed by data collected from students through the Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS). A team of Student Life staff completed a questionnaire on behalf of U-M, and responses were used to determine a ‘star level’ that reflects the level of welcome, both overall and in seven specific domains. View the U-M scorecard in PDF format

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Tip of the Month: Student Legal Services

Updated July 14, 2022

Take it from Student Life's Student Legal Services (SLS): Renters insurance is worth it, and it may save you from problems in the future. And if you have concerns about housing, criminal, family, consumer, or traffic law, be sure to schedule an appointment with Student Legal Services.

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Mentorship Programs for the LGBTQ+ Community

Updated July 14, 2022 

Since 2018, the Spectrum Center has run a meaningful mentorship program called Mentorship and Professional/Personal Support (MaPPS). This program intentionally connects LGBTQ+ students to LGBTQ+ staff/faculty members who may share similar identities and/or goals. In contrast to advising, mentors motivate mentees by recognizing their strengths and accomplishments, helping them sharpen skills or improve their capability, and guiding mentees’ decision-making process. 

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Contact Us

Office of the Vice President for Student Life
1300 Ruthven Building
1109 Geddes Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079
Office: 734 764 5132

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The University of Michigan welcomes and supports students without regard to their nationality or citizenship.

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