Research suggests that students who are involved on campus tend to have better grades, retention and graduation rates and have a more enjoyable college experience overall. Though the University of Michigan can feel intimidating due to its large size and wide-range of resources and opportunities, becoming involved with student organizations, study groups, university departments and initiatives can quickly transform this anxiety into comfort, and inevitably open doors to bigger opportunities. You will begin to establish relationships, create connections, hone your skills and define your Michigan Experience.
Getting involved can take many forms and is uniquely defined by every individual, group or student organization. Active involvement in your hall council, joining student organizations, taking advantage of the various trainings, student employment or planning campus events and programs are some examples of getting involved with your campus community. It means becoming engaged with your academic priorities, but also reserving some time for growth outside of the classroom.
The Center for Campus Involvement is accepting applications for the Program Assistant position, with a start date of January 2015. If you are interested in planning, promoting, and implementing campus programs, this is the job for you! You'll learn numerous skills that will transform your Michigan Experience and help to provide a vibrant campus life at UM.
The Billiards and Games Room, located on the second floor of the Michigan Union, is now offering discounted group reservations to all University affiliated organizations and departments!
Greek Life, Student Orgs, Residence Halls, Academic Programs, etc. can now save 50% on group reservations. Take advantage of this exclusive offer to boost morale and spirit among the members of your organization!
If you are interested in reserving Diag boards, Banners, Bus Signs, Table Tents, Digital ads, or Showcases for the Winter semester, visit the SORC website just after Thanksgiving. At that time you can:
We each bring unique backgrounds and experiences into the work that we do. In this workshop, you and fellow student leaders will explore the ways that our similarities and differences can influence how we work with one another as students and with our partners in the community. You’ll strengthen your ability to reflect on the identities you hold, hone your skills of listening to others, and discover the ways that our differences are an asset to making meaningful, multicultural social change. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP at ginsberg.umich.edu/event/360.
Join a diverse community of undergraduates taking advantage of University of Michigan's unique, 12-week paid development internship. Each week, work alongside top development professionals Monday-Thursday, attend a three-credit course taught by a U-M faculty member and participate in professional development experiences on Friday. Development offers a unique opportunity to combine your personal growth with work that transforms people's lives.
The LeaderShape Institute is a week long experience in figuring out your vision and how to accomplish it! Session 1 takes place from March 2nd-7th, 2015 and Session 2 is May 4th-9th, 2015. Applications are due by December 15th.
The Ginsberg Center's "Learning from the Community" Workshop Series supports students and student organizations interested in community service, advocacy, activism, and social justice. Our first workshop, "Finding the 'You' in Community Service," will allow participants to hone the skill of Generative Listening while reflecting on the skills they've gained from their community involvement.