In my service as Vice President for Student Life, I often have the opportunity to witness true excellence; it comes in many forms in our students' lives. Unfortunately, it also happens sometimes that our students fail to live up to and reflect that standard.
Have you ever been concerned about a situation and wanted to help... but didn't? You're not alone! That's called being a bystander: someone who's watching, but not involved. Change it Up! is giving students the tools & confidence to make a difference in all sorts of situations.
Is your student interested in a minor that will make their degree more marketable? Learning to work respectfully, inclusively, and productively with people who do not share our identities can be a major key to success in the classroom and the workplace. To foster these skills in your student, consider encouraging them to look at U-M's new minor in Intergroup Relations Education.
Let's be honest. Parents don't like to think about students away from home having an emergency, but you might not know that the university's Division of Public Safety and Security does a lot more than just respond to emergencies.
If your student is seeking a supportive space on campus where they can find their community, relax and rejuvenate, or meet up with like-minded others, consider suggesting that they visit the Trotter Multicultural Center!
Does your student want to go to graduate school? Why? When? Although about 25% of U-M students do go straight to graduate school after attaining their Bachelors, there are many routes to a graduate education and to a career path.
Parents can rest assured, the University of Michigan is serving up something healthy and tasty for your student, including those with food restrictions and sensitivities. And now, we're using new technological resources in the process.