Campus Involvement

The Center for Campus Involvement is a dynamic, student-focused department that serves undergraduate and graduate students campus wide through its programs and student organization support. Through meaningful involvement, the Center creates transformative experiences, a vibrant community, and lifelong memories for University of Michigan students.

The Center recognizes and supports over 1,400 student organizations through education, advising, advocacy and a number of services. The Center also implements over 300 co-curricular programs each year, including, but not limited to, cultural and educational programs, films, art exhibits, UMix Late Night, athletic/spirit activities and various performance groups and concerts.

The Center is a department within University Unions, a unit of the Student Life at the University of Michigan.

Mission

Through meaningful involvement, we create transformative experiences, a vibrant community, and lifelong memories for University of Michigan students.

Vision

Student involvement shapes leaders who change our world. We believe that every student has the potential to be a leader, and that our activities, programs and student organizations are integral to transformative student learning at the University of Michigan. The development and meaning-making that result from these experiences propel our work.

Our office is an inclusive and welcoming community. Students are challenged to develop new ideas, critically examine different perspectives, anticipate the impact of their decisions within a socially just context, and work together to find innovative solutions. We engage students in campus activities and student organizations that provide meaningful co-curricular learning. These opportunities create life long memories and strengthen our Michigan tradition: a tradition rooted in rich history, but continually looking forward.

The Center for Campus Involvement is a model for campus collaboration, team work, and building relationships. Our work fosters a vibrant campus environment, and promotes a community characterized by creativity, leadership, and global citizenship. The experiences we provide empower our students to challenge the present and enrich the future.

The center for Campus Involvement values Student Centeredness, Excellence, Michigan Pride, Collaboration, Inclusivity & Creativity. With these values we bring our vision and mission to life.


A Message from CCI (June 2020 Updates)

The University of Michigan is taking action to prevent the acceleration of COVID-19 while remaining available and accessible to you and your organizations. The Center for Campus Involvement knows that uncertain times bring many questions, challenges, and difficulties, and we appreciate hearing your questions about the impact of the COVID-19 safety measures we’re taking will have on you, your involvement and your student organizations.

The Center for Campus Involvement remains available to students as the University of Michigan embraces a virtual campus! We are providing a variety of online resources, workshops, and programming for student engagement. We encourage students to utilize this website and our social platforms for your student organization and engagement needs. 

We are open and available to you virtually. Please contact CCI with any questions you have about COVID-19 impacts on getting involved on campus, student organization needs (maizepages.umich.edu), campus programming and services. We are available Monday - Friday; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST by phone (734-763-5900) and email (uminvolvement@umich.edu). We also have a live chat feature on our website that is answered during business hours, messages received after 5 p.m. EST will be responded to the next business day (see lower right hand corner of this page).

  • Programming: Visit the CCI Facebook page and CCI Twitter feed to engage in valuable, topical content and learn about upcoming virtual programs for stress-relief, socialization, and special events for graduating students!
  • Leadership: Check out our Leadership Opportunities page to sign up for Leadership Consultation appointments, student organization workshops such as leadership transition and funding basics, and the upcoming virtual Leadership Connection retreat!
  • Student Organization Development and Support: Visit Maize Pages to register your student organization for the 2020-2021 academic year! Also, chat live with CCI on our homepage about your questions and needs!
  • Planning for Fall 2020: The Student Organization Resource Center, Michigan Union Ticket Office, Student Theater Arts Complex, and the full CCI staff are available and ready to ensure that you get connected, your needs are met, and we're providing you with experiences that contribute to your overall development and well-being!

Go Blue! Take care of yourselves and each other.


COVID-19 Impacts on CCI Events & Registration

Last Updated: June 22, 2020 | 2:00 p.m.

The University of Michigan is taking action to prevent the acceleration of COVID-19 while remaining available and accessible to you and your organizations. The Center for Campus Involvement knows that uncertain times bring many questions, challenges, and difficulties, and we appreciate hearing your questions about the impact of the COVID-19 safety measures we’re taking will have on you, your involvement and your student organizations. Please reference the University’s Maize and Blueprint for more specifics and information from other University of Michigan Units.

We are open and available to you virtually. Please contact CCI with any questions you have about COVID-19 impacts on getting involved on campus, student organization needs and work (maizepages.umich.edu), campus programming, and services. We are available Monday - Friday; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST by phone (734-763-5900) and email (uminvolvement@umich.edu). We also have a live chat feature on our website that is answered during business hours, messages received after 5 p.m. EST will be responded to the next business day (see the lower right-hand corner of this page).

Below are the things you need to know about impacts on events, student organizations, and workspaces in University Unions. Guidance continues to develop in line with CDC, state, federal and University policies.

 

Impact on CCI & Student Organization Hosted Events

  • All on-campus and off-campus in-person events are canceled until further notice. A number of virtual and livestream events are available to engage with, visit the Happening @ Michigan Calendar to for details.

  • All events for Fall 2020 are encouraged to find alternative ways to connect as a precaution. Consider virtual or remote options. More specific guidance will be available following announcements from University leadership about Fall 2020.

  • Individuals are encouraged to practice healthy habits including hand-washing, use of face masks, and social distancing practices.

    • The CDC recommends social distancing, meaning “remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible.”

  • International travel is restricted by the University.

  • Domestic travel is strongly discouraged, including personal and organizational travel. Please contact Logistics, Transportation and Parking (LTP) with any fleet vehicle cancelations. LTP will still hold reservations for student organizations.

  • Official University travel policies another frequently asked questions can be found at: https://publicaffairs.vpcomm.umich.edu/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/

 

Guidance for Student Org Leaders

We know that this is an unprecedented and uncertain time for your student organizations, and we want to do our best to offer support and resources as you navigate leading your respective organizations.

The Center for Campus Involvement is doing our best to respond to guidance from university, state, and federal leadership as we receive it, but we understand that there will likely be a need for adjustments to planned student organization programs and events for August 2020 and beyond. Please consider the following guidance around event and program planning for student organizations:

  1. Explore a variety of options and contingencies. We recommend considering:

    • A version of your event(s)/program(s) that incorporates strict social distancing guidelines

    • A fully virtual/remote version of your event/program

    • The possibility of postponing your event/program

  2. Stay tuned to the University, state, and federal government updates on policies for large gatherings.

  3. Be in constant communication with your advisor or other stakeholders/mentors regarding your planning process - they may be able to provide valuable information and guidance!

  4. Consult with Student Organization Account Services (SOAS) about funding and use of student organization account money. CCI is available to consult about entertainment contracts or other student organization funding concerns. Also, begin or continue to engage in conversations with your vendors/service-providers about flexibility within contracts for cancellations due to COVID-19. 

  5. If you have already made commitments to specific venues, make sure you explore their policies around event cancellations - every venue is a bit different, so take the time to find their policies, or reach out to one of their representatives if you cannot find it on your own!

More information and resources will be shared directly with authorized signers and on the CCI website in the coming weeks/months. If you are interested in connecting virtually with a staff member, please contact us at uminvolvement@umich.edu and we will set up a time to chat!

Guidance for Students Seeking Involvement Opportunities

  • Information about Festifall/Northfest, the Fall semester involvement fairs, will be available soon.

  • Visit Maize Pages to browse student organizations and find out how to contact student orgs you’re interested in.

  • Happening @ Michigan Calendar has lists virtual events happening in our campus communities. More information about in-person gatherings for Fall semester is still being developed, but remote and virtual programming will be available to attend.

 

Impact on the IdeaHub & University Unions Spaces

  • The IdeaHub is currently closed to the public and university community. If there are additional changes to operational hours, we will communicate that widely, and keep the hours up-to-date on the CCI website at: https://campusinvolvement.umich.edu/ideahub

  • The IdeaHub is not currently accepting room reservations for Fall 2020, as we await more information about on-campus spaces and operations. This policy is subject to change. Please contact uminvolvement@umich.edu with questions about this policy.

  • Student organization support, resources, and advising remain available to you. The Center for Campus Involvement remains open remotely, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please contact by phone (734-763-5900) or by email (uminvolvement@umich.edu), and continue checking campusinvolvement.umich.edu for updates.

  • The Michigan Union, Pierpont Commons and the Michigan League are closed,  to the public and university community. Please visit uunions.umich.edu/looking-forward for the latest University Unions updates, including building hours.

  • Social distancing is encouraged in all community spaces.

 

Please always check the University’s COVID-19 page for the latest developments and updates on University-wide policies. The University's new Maize and Blueprint website is also available as a resource as you look ahead to Fall. The Center for Campus Involvement will continue communicating with student organizations about impacts University policies may have for student groups. Thank you for your leadership and care for our community. 

 

The Center for Campus Involvement


Our Values

Student Centeredness

We are committed to students at the University of Michigan. We believe that the facilitation of co-curricular learning through our programs and services enhances the student experience by providing a foundation for lifelong learning.

Read more about Our Values


Our Core Work

Transformative Learning

We offer students the opportunities for experiential learning, leadership, the application of knowledge, and critical thought. Through our advising of students, we facilitate the reflection that makes meaning of these experiences and results in learning, student development, and defined purpose.

Read more about Our Core Work


Center for Campus Involvement Advisory Board

We have established an advisory board comprised of students from across campus and varying involvement experiences that are committed to improving the student involvement experience at the University of Michigan. The Center for Campus Involvement Advisory Board will assist the staff of the office by providing a student perspective of the current campus climate regarding the student experience. This will be accomplished through monthly Board meetings that will focus on learning, discussion, and collaboration about key student involvement issues raised by students to strengthen the work of the Center for Campus Involvement.

Read more about the Center for Campus Involvement Advisory Board


Staff

Involvement Coordinator, Programming
Andrew Hager

My first job was at a 9 hole golf course working the clubhouse and monitoring the course flow. The next summer, I started working at a local credit union. There, I was a teller for a little over a year, working two summers and through high school. I began as a Co-Op student but turned into an intern after I graduated. I am excited to continue helping and serving people, this time, through creating opportunities for them to make new friends and have new experiences.

I love to ski, no matter if it's downhill, cross country, or on water.