The Student Life supports every aspect of student life through its services, programs and facilities. Integral to the programs and services that develop the "whole" student, these facilities provide the connections students need for academic, personal and social support. Additionally, student life facilities provide positive and memorable campus experiences.
Recently, I have been introduced to U-M's Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) which provides support for U-M students that are in recovery from substance abuse. My family has contributed funds and my husband and I are now involved in trying to raise awareness about the important work that CRP is doing.
The Armstrong Scholarship was established in 2011 by the parents of Chris Armstrong, the first openly gay student-elected president of the Michigan Student Assembly, now called the Central Student Government. The scholarship was set up in his name to help teenagers who face bullying attend the university.
Last edition we asked parents: "What suggestions would you have for other parents to help their students start planning now for the summer? How can parents help students choose whether to enroll in classes, pursue an internship, travel abroad for academic or career interests, or get a jump on a good summer job?"
Past the constant ringing of the phones at the front desk and students coming and going from their appointments, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has transformed one of its rooms into a stress-free zone in which students can immerse themselves.
It’s spring break time again, and we’re wishing all our students a safe, relaxing, fun and invigorating break from classes and campus. Some U-M students will be participating in the Alternative Spring Break (ASB), a service learning program sponsored by the Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning through the SERVE office. Each year, approximately 400 students travel by road to 25 to 30 sites across the United States to engage in meaningful action and to seek understanding of the root causes of social issues.
As many students prepare to travel during the week-long spring break later this month, officials with the university’s Stay in the Blue campaign are reminding students to be safe and legal while traveling and urging parents to reaffirm their expectations for their students.
As many students prepare to enjoy a well deserved break later this month, university officials remind parents about two important resources for students traveling abroad — the U-M Travel Registry and the U-M Travel Abroad Health Insurance.
By Stephanie Garbarino, a recipient of The Frank Cianciola Work Excellence scholarship, awarded annually to an outstanding student employee who works in the Michigan Union. It is named in honor of Frank Cianciola, former Michigan Union Director and Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.
The first signs of spring are starting to appear on the calendar already. This just may prove to be one of the mildest, shortest Michigan winters on record!