Student Services

CEW advances diversity and inclusion at the University of Michigan (U-M) by serving as a resource, voice, and advocate to empower women and nontraditional students. The Center provides services and financial support, including career and education counseling, to ensure educational success and degree completion. CEW also serves those who encounter education and career obstacles based on their non-linear paths to, and experiences within, the U-M community. The Center also offers Critical Difference Grants offered to graduate students and nontraditional undergraduate students (including first-generation) for unexpected financial emergencies. All students are welcome to use CEW resources.

CAPS fosters the psychological development and emotional well-being of students through counseling and psychotherapy, preventive and educational programming, consultation and outreach and contributions to the mental health professions. In collaboration with schools and colleges, CAPS strives to develop a diverse, inclusive and multicultural community. A variety of clinical services is available, including counseling, groups, lunch series, workshops and a “wellness zone.” After-hours crisis help is also available. One of the weekly groups is specifically for first-generation college students called “We’re the First!

Contact: Elizabeth González | lizbethg@umich.edu

The Managed Care/Student Insurance Office is located at UHS. This office can help explain your health benefits at U-M and answer questions about insurance in general. They work with students who have insurance under PremierCare, GradCare and other domestic and international student health plans. They can also help with travel-abroad health insurance and other issues and can provide assistance with applying for insurance through HealthCare.gov.

MESA provides support to all students through its programming and strives to meet the multicultural needs of students. MESA also facilitates learning about inclusive leadership development for all cultural student organizations.

Contact: mesa.uofm@umich.edu

The National Forum exists to support higher education’s role as a public good. In this pursuit, the Forum utilizes research and other tools to create and disseminate knowledge that addresses higher education issues of public importance.

OSCR promotes a safe and scholarly community in which students navigate conflict in a peaceful and socially just manner. The Office offers a spectrum of conflict resolution pathways that are educationally focused, student-driven, community-owned and restorative in nature, and which are adaptable to meet the needs of individuals experiencing conflict. OSCR also publishes the “Statement of Student Rights & Responsibilities,” which is available in print and digital formats.

Contact: oscr@umich.edu

IGR is a partnership between Student Life and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. IGR’s mission is to pursue social justice through education. IGR offers courses that explore social group identity, conflict, community and social justice. Each dialogue involves identity groups defined by race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic class, gender, sexual orientation, (dis)ability status or national origin.

Contact: Kelly Maxwell, PhD | kmax@umich.edu

Report a Bias Incident: U-M students, faculty, and staff may report bias incidents or hate crimes online via the “Bias Response Team” page. Incidents may also be reported directly to U-M’s Department of Public Safety & Security at (734) 763-1131, or the Ann Arbor Police at (734) 994-2911. If you are not sure what or whether to report or if you have experienced a hate crime and would like to discuss the incident, please call (734) 615-BIAS (2427).

SSD has played a prominent role in advocating for students with disability issues at the state, national and international levels, and was one of the first to establish an adaptive technology computing lab. SSD supports the University’s commitment to equity and diversity by providing support services and academic accommodations to students with disabilities. We share information, promote awareness of disability issues and provide support for a decentralized system of access for students within the University community.

Accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

  • Note-taking services
  • Text conversion to alternative accessible formats
  • Audio and video tapes
  • Qualified interpreter services
  • Adjusting time limits on tests
  • Making facilities and/or programs readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities

Contact: ssdoffice@umich.edu

The Spectrum Center is the Office of LGBT Affairs for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, faculty, staff, and friends. They offer LGBTQ Allyhood Development training, workshops and panels of trained LGBTQA speakers to share their personal stories with audiences. They host a list of the campus groups related to LGBTQA identities and support yearly events and celebrations such as Coming Into Our Lives Week and Lavender Graduation.

UHS promotes and protects the health and wellness of students and the broader campus community. The health service fee paid with your tuition covers clinic visits, eye care for medical problems, nutrition counseling, most physical therapy, radiology, most laboratory tests (including confidential STD testing) and wellness services, as well as advice by telephone.

Contact: ContactUHS@umich.edu

University Housing helps provide housing for the approximately 10,000 undergraduate students on the University of Michigan (U-M) campus. There are 18 residence halls and 1,480 apartments on campus, and a number of off-campus housing options. More than 600 full-time staff and 2,000 part-time student employees sustain the wide range of facilities, services and programs that support the needs of these residential communities.

Contact: housing@umich.edu

 


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