Student Life

U-M's Scorecard for the INSPIRES (INterfaith, SPIritual, REligious, and Secular) Campus Climate Index

Published August 31, 2022

The INSPIRES Index is a tool that measures, evaluates, and represents an institution’s efforts toward establishing a welcoming climate for students of differing religious, secular, and spiritual identities. It is a collaboration between researchers at The Ohio State University and North Carolina State and was informed by data collected from students through the Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS). A team of Student Life staff completed a questionnaire on behalf of U-M, and responses were used to determine a ‘star level’ that reflects the level of welcome, both overall and in seven specific domains. View the U-M scorecard in PDF format

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Tip of the Month: Student Legal Services

Updated July 14, 2022

Take it from Student Life's Student Legal Services (SLS): Renters insurance is worth it, and it may save you from problems in the future. And if you have concerns about housing, criminal, family, consumer, or traffic law, be sure to schedule an appointment with Student Legal Services.

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Mentorship Programs for the LGBTQ+ Community

Updated July 14, 2022 

Since 2018, the Spectrum Center has run a meaningful mentorship program called Mentorship and Professional/Personal Support (MaPPS). This program intentionally connects LGBTQ+ students to LGBTQ+ staff/faculty members who may share similar identities and/or goals. In contrast to advising, mentors motivate mentees by recognizing their strengths and accomplishments, helping them sharpen skills or improve their capability, and guiding mentees’ decision-making process. 

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Campus Farm is Ready to Grow!

Updated June 16, 2022

Did you know that U-M has a Campus Farm that started in 2011? The collaborative project by U-M students, faculty, staff, community members, and Matthaei-Nichols was designed to grow vegetables and herbs on campus. And if you have eaten food from a Michigan Dining café or dining hall recently, it's likely that some of those fruits and veggies in your meal were locally grown at the Campus Farm. 

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