Student Life

Winter SORC Lottery Opens December 1st

The Winter SORC lottery opens on December 1, 2011.  Starting on that day, student organizations and U-M department representatives can reserve bus sign and glass showcase space; reserve the 4th floor conference room and banner production (BPA); and submit a lottery application for Winter Diag boards, Diag banner poles, Table Tents in University Unions, and the 24-foot Michigan Union banner.

SORC staff assists student organization representatives

FACT Fund Extends Grant for Adaptive Technology for Students with Disabilities

The FACT Fund has extended its three-year grant for adaptive technology to students with learning disabilities, and the Samet Family has generously offered their financial support for the new SSD peer mentorship program initiated this fall. An article focusing on the services our office provides was published this fall in The University Record.

SSD office meets with student

Investing in Ability 2011 Events Announced

For the UM community, Investing in Ability will host a series of events focusing on disability issues. The event begins on Monday, October 24th with therapy dogs on campus and concludes with a wheelchair basketball game on Saturday, November 12th. Congressman John Dingell will serve as Honorary Grand Marshall. For more information about this and all the Investing In Ability events, please the Investing in Ability website.

Therapy dog

The Career Center Offers Emerging Wolverines Program to U-M Freshmen

Freshman year is a time when many students begin exploring campus opportunities and begin finding their 'place' here at Michigan. While that exploration might not be career-focused, those experiences and decisions are meaningful pieces of the career exploration and decision-making puzzle that is put together during a student's time at U-M.

Young wolverine emerges from a stump

U-M America Reads Tutoring Corps Tutors Area Youth

The Ginsberg Center’s mission is to engage students, faculty, and community members in learning together through community service and civic participation in a diverse and democratic society.  One of several programs housed at Ginsberg Center, the America Reads Tutoring Corps has been committed to meeting the challenge to have all children reading well and independently by the end of third grade since 1997.

U-M student assists with America Reads program

OSCR Seeks Feedback on Interim Sexual Misconduct Policy

With the introduction of UM’s Interim Procedure for Addressing Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Students, the Office of Student Conflict Resolution is interested in feedback or comments students might have related to the interim procedure or ideas about what they would like a future policy to look like.  Please visit for details on the interim procedure and send thoughts to

Give it. Get it. Expect Respect.

Greek Service Day 2011

On Saturday, October 22, 2011, members of the Greek Community will come together to give back to the greater Ann Arbor area. During the 2nd annual day of service, students in the Panhellenic Association, Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, and National Pan-Hellenic Council have the opportunity to pick from a variety of opportunities and skill levels.

U-M Greeks give back to Ann Arbor on Service Day

UHS Offers Flu Vaccinations

Flu is here already, so now is a great time to get a flu shot to help minimize your risk of getting sick. University Health Service provides flu shots, and you can schedule online. See the UHS website for additional details and scheduling.

Lollipops for flu shots

MESA/Trotter Welcomes New Students by Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

On September 11th, over 700 participants attended the 17th annual “Taste of Culture” Welcome Week event to learn about all that Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs and the Trotter Multicultural Center have to offer!   Hispanic Heritage Month 2011 started off with a fun & festive Kickoff with the band Grupo Alexis who had everyone up and dancing.

Students learn about MESA at Taste of Culture event