Campus Resources

This section of the website is a snapshot of the multitude of resources available to students on campus. Look for this section to expand in the coming months. 


Ask a Librarian

Need to know? Ask a librarian! Ask a Librarian is a free service for sending library and research-related questions to U-M Library reference staff. Staff answer questions in person and by phone at the reference desk, and online through email, instant messaging and texting. The service also offers individual consultations by appointment.

CSP: Comprehensive Studies Program

The mission of CSP is to support, provide academic guidance for and retain undergraduate students from diverse populations. The Program offers academic advising, smaller-sized classes, tutoring and study groups, and financial aid counseling. These resources are limited to CSP students; however, students can apply to become a CSP affiliate to gain access to these resources.

Instructional Support Services

LSA’s Instructional Support Services provides learning environments for LSA faculty and students, facilitating instructional opportunities both in and out of the classroom. For more information about the support provided, or for questions, contact the office at 734.615.0100 or email them at [email protected].

Language Resource Center

A unit of LSA, the Language Resource Center supports faculty, staff and students involved in the study of languages, literatures and cultures at the U-M. The LRC is located on the first floor of North Quad, where students can access the media library and other diverse resources for students, faculty and staff. There is also space for group and independent study, computer workstations and computer classrooms.

Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR)

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. CommonGround is our peer-to-peer workshop program developed for students to learn about social inequalities and to delve into topics that increase awareness of issues of identity, diversity, and intergroup relations across campus.

Campus Life

U-M Apps

Stay connected to U-M with the official University of Michigan app. News, events, locations, class resources, and more are at your fingertips. Look up a person or bus route, find an available computer lab, and see what’s on the menu at your favorite dining hall.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion comprises U-M faculty and staff whose mission is to help make the U-M campus a more diverse, equitable and inclusive space. DEI will lead the charge to implement President Schlissel’s diversity initiative, providing programmatic and resource support for U-M schools, colleges and units.

Office of Academic and Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI)

OAMI works with campus and external partners to develop programs that provide resources, opportunities and experiences that enrich your academic, social, cultural, and personal development at U-M. OAMI supports the annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow, graduation ceremonies, and cultural events that celebrate the achievements, commonalities and differences that characterize the experiences of African/African-American, Arab, Latino/a, and Native communities. Individual and students can apply for funding for multicultural events or projects through OAMI. 

Language Resource Center

A unit of LSA, the Language Resource Center supports faculty, staff and students involved in the study of languages, literatures and cultures at the U-M. The LRC is located on the first floor of North Quad, where students can access the media library and other diverse resources for students, faculty and staff. There is also space for group and independent study, computer workstations and computer classrooms.

CEW+ (Center for the Education of Women)

CEW+ advances diversity and inclusion at the 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 University community. The Center also offers a 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.

Spectrum Center

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.

Reporting Incidents

U-M students, faculty, and staff may report bias incidents or hate crimes online via the “Expect Respect” website. 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 to report or if you have experienced a hate crime and would like to discuss the incident, please call 734-615-BIAS (2427)..

Career & Professional Development

University Career Center

The University Career Center (UCC) inspires and supports students to transition confidently beyond college. Through professional development opportunities such as presentations and resume labs, the UCC helps students identify and pursue career pathways. The UCC also offers a broad range of resources, internship search support and networking opportunities.

Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS)

CGIS provides undergraduate students with a wide variety of engagement and learning opportunities around the world. Programming features semester-long study abroad options (fall and winter terms), 3-10 week-long programs during spring and summer and academic- and calendar- year programs. CGIS offers a variety of financial aid options, and Pell Grant recipients receive an automatic waiver of the Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates (GIEU) program fee.

LSA Opportunity Hub

The Hub team works as partners with students on one of the most important projects of their lives: forming a professional identity. We do this through coaching, interactive classes, alumni-hosted internships, internship scholarships, and opportunities to build important relationships with alumni and employers. Through all of these we foster reflection and meaning making, so that students are empowered with the self-knowledge to take their next step forward.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)

UROP creates research partnerships between undergraduate students and University of Michigan researchers. The research ranges through multiple disciplines depending on the projects available (social science, humanities, biomedical, etc). The program is dedicated to providing advising support that helps in developing academic skills and research skills. The peer advisor component assists students with resume building, talking with faculty members and familiarizing students with resources across campus.


Dean of Students Office

Emergency Funding is available through the Dean of Students Office for students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses due to temporary hardship related to an unforeseen or emergency situation. Students may generally receive this assistance one time for up to $500.

LSA: Emergency Scholarship

The LSA Emergency Scholarship has always been a resource for students facing unforeseen financial challenges outside of their control. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, many students are facing upheavals that will drastically impact how they live, learn, and work in the coming months. We want you to know that the LSA Emergency Scholarship remains open to all LSA students who are facing extraordinary financial situations as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

On Campus: Maize and Blue Cupboard

The Maize and Blue Cupboard is here to provide an immediate and comprehensive response for the U-M community. By offering resources, educational opportunities, compassionate support and more, we help students develop the skills to make informed decisions.

Student Legal Services

If you need assistance with your lease, Student Legal Services may be able to provide you advice.

Finding Community

Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA)

The mission of MESA is “to promote student development and empower the campus community around issues of diversity and social justice through the lens of race and ethnicity.” The office provides support to all students through programming, and strives to meet the multicultural needs of students. MESA also facilitates learning about inclusive leadership development for all cultural student organizations.

Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

The Ginsberg Center empowers students in collaboration with faculty and staff to engage in positive change through social justice education, leadership and meaningful service experiences with the community.

Office of New Student Programs (ONSP)

ONSP supports the continuous process of integrating and supporting students into the academic, cultural and social aspects of the University of Michigan. We sponsor a variety of programs to help new students engage in the U-M community.

Student Organizations

U-M students have almost 1,500 student organizations to choose from. It’s easy to find the ones you’re interested in, because the MaizePages has a comprehensive listing of all of them, searchable/browsable by alpha, name, keyword or area of interest.

Health & Wellness

University Health Services (UHS)

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.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

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 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!”

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)

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 of a decentralized system of access for students within the University community.


Success Connects – OAMI

SuccessConnects is a holistic support program focused on ensuring your academic, personal, and social success at Michigan. SuccessConnects promotes opportunities to excel in the undergraduate experience, ranging from networking and professional development to study skills and study abroad opportunities, while giving students a community of scholars and leaders amongst whom they can thrive.These goals are achieved through dynamic customized components.

University Mentorship Program – ONSP

The University Mentorship Program provides an opportunity for new first-year students to connect with volunteer mentors who are knowledgeable about the University in order to ease the transition from high school to college. Mentorship helps to make the University a smaller place, and builds relationships between students, faculty, and staff. Open to all first-year students, the Mentorship Program is one of many Michigan Learning Communities available to students. Transfer students interested in a mentorship program should apply to Transfer Connections.

Mentorship & Orientation Resources – MESA

The mission of MESA is “to promote student development and empower the campus community around issues of diversity and social justice through the lens of race and ethnicity.” The office partners with four mentorship/orientation programs.

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