Getting involved on campus is a great way for students to gain valuable skills, network, and learn more about themselves through leadership and working with others. With 1,400+ student organizations, countless research and community service opportunities, multiple club sports teams (just to name a few), U-M truly has something for everyone. Here is a quick guide to finding the right involvement experience for you.
Join a Student Org
To see what student organizations are on campus, start by checking out Maize pages, an online directory that showcases information on the 1,400+ recognized student organizations at the University of Michigan. You can start by scanning through the directory, or search keywords and topics. From there, you can contact the leaders of that organization to find out more about upcoming events and opportunities to join.
If you are looking for some advice and guidance on involvement opportunities, drop into the Center for Campus Involvement located in the Michigan League Underground and Pierpont Commons room B430. Staff members are there to help you clarify what types of organizations would align with your goals and get you connected to other opportunities such as leadership experiences, events, and student organization fairs.
Work on Campus
Although students are busy with classes, having a job on campus can actually help with time management and is found to contribute to student success! On campus jobs are typically flexible and allow you to fit hours in between your classes throughout the week. In addition, since you would be working for the University, your success as a student is your employers top priority. There are tons of different jobs to choose from and you can browse for openings by checking out the Student Employment or Student Life Jobs sites.
Engage in Service
The University of Michigan is committed to social change through leadership and service. If there is a cause for which you are passionate or if you would like to engage in serving your community, you should definitely get connected to the Edward Ginsberg Center. They provide countless opportunities to serve, organize Alternative Breaks service trips, and provide support to students and student organizations wishing to engage in service.
At U-M, students have the opportunity to be part of ground breaking research that impacts our world. Engaging in research will give you hands on skills, help you build relationships with faculty members and fellow classmates, and the opportunity to be part of major break throughs! To learn more about how to get involved with research on campus, visit the U-M Research website.