Student Life

Fireside Chat with President Coleman and Vice President Harper - October 10, 2011

Every month or so, a small, random selection of students from both the undergrad and graduate schools are invited to meet with President Mary Sue Coleman and Vice President for Student Affairs Royster Harper.  The purpose of these Fireside Chats is so that students can meet the figures in an informal setting and voice any thoughts or concerns they might have about the University and its many programs and initiatives. 

fireplace with white mantel insert

Men's Rowing Team - Leaders and Best

A club-varsity program in Recreational Sports, the Men’s Rowing team truly represents Michigan as the Leaders and Best. The 2011 team posted a record of 74-4, winning both the Aberdeen Dad Vail and ECAC National Invitational regattas, and lead the entire team to its fourth consecutive American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA) Men’s National Championship.

Men's Rowing Team

Michigan Leadership Initiatives

Student Life Michigan Leadership Initiatives offers these exciting, energetic and life-transforming leadership development opportunities for students during the times where your academic activity is the lowest. 

2 UM students particpate in a leadership training activity

U-M Hosts Intercollegiate Team Pool Championships

Cue it up with the University of Michigan Billiards Team on November 4-6 as our five best wolverine pool players take on challengers from Virginia Tech, Purdue, Indiana, Illinois, Penn State, and nearly a dozen other intercollegiate rivals.  This is the University of Michigan Team Pool Championships, which the UM team has one once in its 8-year history. 

Pool player in black and white

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