Student Life

ODEI and Student Life Release Statement on War in Ukraine

Published March 28, 2022

In response to the war in Ukraine, Dr. Robert Sellers, Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, and Dr. Martino Harmon, Vice President for Student Life, have released a joint statement in support of those who are impacted by these ongoing events. Read the full statement on the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion website. 


Dr. Connie Tingson Gatuz named Associate Vice President for Student Development, Learning, and Social Change Education

Published February 18, 2022

The Division of Student Life at the University of Michigan is committed to facilitating student learning and the development of the whole student. To this end, Student Life is pleased to announce that Dr. Connie Tingson Gatuz has accepted the Associate Vice President for Student Development, Learning, and Social Change Education position. Her appointment was approved by the Board of Regents on February 17, 2022.

Portrait photo of Dr. Connie Tingson Gatuz

Celebrate Responsibly this Weekend


Dear Students:

It is that time of year again: Michigan vs Michigan State football, and this year the rivalry game also coincides with Halloween. As our teams meet this weekend -- both with undefeated records -- we ask that you honor our 114-year-old historic rivalry by showing civility and respect for each other. 

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Canopy Information, Locations & Guidelines

Reservable Event Canopies

For one year only and during pandemic recovery, Campus is making available canopies to specifically support U-M outdoor events. The event canopies are available for U-M student organizations, departments, and U-M sponsored organizations to support the vibrancy of campus. Canopies are unfurnished, and event organizers are responsible for all vendor coordination (e.g. furniture rental, event set-up, and trash coordination) based on the needs of their individual events. Reservations are required, and events are to be coordinated with Facilities & Operations Outdoor Events (Central Campus canopy location) or the Center for Campus Involvement (North Campus canopy location).

Event Canopy Locations & Information:

Open for Event Reservations April 2, 2022 - Oct 27, 2022
North Campus - Gerstacker Grove
Size: 30x75
For reservations and general use rules: Center for Campus Involvement
Central Campus - Ingalls Mall North (between the Alumni Center and the Michigan League)
Size: 60x120
For reservations and general rules: Facilities & Operations

Information updated March 11, 2022

Student Mental Health Innovative Approaches Review Committee Report - August 2021

Published August 29, 2021

A committee of deans, faculty, and staff across U-M Academic Affairs and Student Life areas released a new report that outlines a comprehensive approach for transforming how the health and wellbeing needs of students can be holistically addressed on the Ann Arbor campus.

Last spring, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Susan M. Collins and Vice President for Student Life Martino Harmon tasked the 12-member Student Mental Health Innovative Approaches Review Committee with exploring and recommending holistic, innovative approaches to addressing student mental health and well-being. The group—co-chaired by Dean of Students Laura  Blake Jones and Senior Vice Provost Amy Dittmar—examined current resources at U-M as well as convened a series of town hall meetings and outreach sessions to solicit the input of students, faculty and staff across campus.

In August 2021, the committee released its recommendations, which span four broad themes of recommended areas of strategic and innovative change—each with its own series of supporting  recommendations.

View the full PDF Report


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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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