Parents and Families

Interfraternity Institute Gives Students Opportunities to Lead

For many alums who are now parents of current students, joining a Greek organization at U-M made you members of a special community for life. This sense of loyalty often extends outside of the individual chapter to the larger Greek community, especially if you held a leadership position within that larger community.

Getting Involved on Campus Helps Launch Careers

Imagine two U-M students. Both attend class, do well and make friends. But one follows her interests outside the classroom: she joins student organizations, holds leadership roles and spends a summer interning in the field where she hopes to work. When it's time to apply for jobs, the second student will be ahead, explains Kerin Borland, Director of U-M’s Career Center.

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Comfort Food for the Holiday

Residential Dining Services prepares thousands of recipes throughout the year, including traditional American fare, dishes from regions around the world, vegetarian selections, fresh baked pizzas, breads and desserts, soups and sushi… the offerings go on and on.


New Ombuds Welcomes Chance to Hear Concerns

The University of Michigan gained a new Ombuds this year, and no, that’s not an acronym!  “Ombudsman” is an old Scandinavian term for an independent official who hears concerns and works for fair solutions.