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You are a part of the first-ever campaign to preserve and enhance the Michigan student experience.

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OUR VISION

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DIVERSITY & IDENTITY

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CAREER PREPARATION

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BE A VICTOR FOR STUDENTS

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OUR STUDENTS NEED VICTORS

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

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This is really about giving students transformative experiences that go beyond their time at Michigan - it’s about preparation for a much longer journey.

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Michigan Union


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We know that our students make the Michigan Difference.

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rom founding the Union in 1904 to creating more than 1300 organizations on campus today, our students have always taken pride in defining their own collegiate paths. Their vision and drive push our campus to think in new, progressive ways; their dedication to Michigan sustains the dynamic campus experience that all students come to expect. SDLKFJS

As Student Life, we constantly enhance this SDKFJLSD experience to meet the changing needs of students SDF entering an increasingly complex world. It’s not S about students just getting involvedDF – it’s about instilling lifelong skills that will shape the rest of SD their lives. By supporting Student Life, you help create and sustain one of the great college experiences. You provide students with the tools they need to become graduates we admire – forever changing their outlook on the world by instilling in them the confidence of the victors valiant.


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As new challenges emerge every day, our students must be prepared to innovate, take risks, and effectively lead diverse groups of people. An education needs to extend further beyond the classroom than ever before, and we provide the tools that make this learning possible.

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Michigan Union

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We help students make Michigan their own. With more than 40,000 students on campus, Michigan can be an intimidating place. From Greek life to residence halls to student organizations, we create communities that make Michigan feel more personalized and connected.

We provide students with real-world learning opportunities.

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Students spend about 14 hours in the classroom each week. Every moment in between, Student Life is there to further student learning. We help students acquire the practical skills needed to apply their world-class education to solving worldwide problems.

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We introduce students to new ideas and causes, expanding their worldview and developing a strong sense of civic responsibility. With this backbone of support, students leave campus confident in their ability to lead change across the globe.

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We challenge students to discover and pursue their passions.

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MILLION MEALS SERVED ANNUALLY ACROSS

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We strive to engage all students in the creation of a dynamic and meaningful college experience. In order to succeed, we must go beyond offering resources and programs to only those students who seek them out. With your support, we will be able to provide transformational learning opportunities for every student SDLKFJS at Michigan. SDKFJLSD SDF S We have identified DF five components of Student SD

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during their time on campus. By actively supporting any of these areas, you help our students acquire a balanced perspective that will serve as the foundation for their futures.

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.1 You can help establish personalized leadership education and training for every student at Michigan.

.2 You can help make service learning an integral component of every student’s education.

.3 You can help us develop a comprehensive wellness initiative that engages students in all areas of personal health.

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You can help create immersive, multicultural experiences for every student at Michigan both on campus or abroad.

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You can help provide intensive coaching and career exploration opportunities for all Michigan students.

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G O A L For all students to leave Michigan with the dedication and capacity to be leaders in any field


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eadership is at the heart of the Michigan

experience and is the cornerstone for our work in Student Life. To ensure that every student has access to leadership education, we are constructing a robust leadership development model that engages students throughout their entire education. This initiative calls for intensive, personalized leadership training that takes place beyond the classroom. Leadership Connection, Intercultural Leadership Seminar, and LeaderShape are all weeklong seminars offered to a select number of students throughout the year. Your support will broaden the reach of these programs, providing SDLKFJS

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organizations on campus.

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It is our responsibility to prepare students as leaders for life after graduation. With your generosity, they will be able to develop their personal leadership potential, gaining the confidence and practice needed to lead positive change for the rest of their lives. Michigan Union


“ Through LeaderShape and Leadership Connection, I became more self-aware of my capabilities.” My involvement with student organizations defined my Michigan experience – I can’t explain how much I benefited. I made it a priority to best prepare myself as a leader of these groups, taking advantage of all the programming Michigan had to offer. Through LeaderShape and Leadership Connection, I became more self-aware of my capabilities. Michigan provides an ideal environment for this work – it’s a safe yet challenging space where people feel comfortable taking risks. At Michigan, you prepare your soul for what you want to do. 28-29 W H E R E

CHRIS DIETZEL Class of 2011

My time here could be considered a sort of 5-year internship, learning how to lead change in a high-stakes environment. My first job as an alum will be creating a network of student organizations at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. I was asked to lead this effort because I’ve become familiar with what it takes to be a successful leader through my involvement at Michigan. I have the exact skills they’re looking for – skills that all Wolverines have.

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G O A L For all students to make a lifelong commitment to giving back in their communities and the world


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xceptional leaders have the insight to see

where change is needed and the power of mind to make a difference. As a public institution, it is therefore our goal to spark a strong sense of social responsibility in all of our students. At the Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, our students are making a significant impact in Southeastern Michigan. By connecting volunteers to imminent social causes, we help students learn firsthand the importance of intentional community engagement. In order to involve more students, weSDLKFJS must

SDKFJLSD SDF – from one-time volunteering to long-term S DFthat placements. By providing scholarships SDensure defray costs of participation, you help

provide a greater continuum of experiences

these opportunities for a broader and more diverse student population. Michigan is positioned to lead global social change, and we owe students the chance to recognize their responsibility to society. With your support, all Michigan students can become such leaders, choosing to incorporate social responsibility into their lifework – regardless of the careers they pursue.

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fortunate, and our privilege provides us with a responsibility to support those who have less than we do.” I joined Alternative Spring Break (ASB) freshman year and ended up leading a trip to a youth center in Chicago. These aren’t community service trips - they’re service learning trips, and most of the learning happens during reflection time at the end of each day. People have the chance to open up to the rest of the group, sharing personal moments of realization. What we learned from Chicago was that we’re all very fortunate, and our privilege provides us with a responsibility to support those who have less than we do.

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RAHUL IYENGAR Class of 2013

Some people think they can change the world in one week – that’s never the case. The real point of these trips is to build awareness and then do something with it when you return. We came back to campus with a deeper understanding of issues surrounding education, and decided to start a student group focusing around issues of youth and learning. What I’ve found is that, however much you put into ASB, the personal benefit you receive from it is so much more.

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G O A L For all students to form a strong sense of balance that promotes personal health & wellness


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e are working to shift the collegiate

paradigm so that all students prioritize their personal health and wellness. Through a holistic approach that connects mind, body, and spirit, we meet students where they are, always honoring their experiences and encouraging their efforts. With your partnership, we will bring health and wellness to life on campus. Your support provides the necessary resources to creatively address campus health concerns – from eating disorders, to alcohol and drug abuse, to student mental health. By helping establish SDLKFJS state-of-theSDKFJLSD SDF our students will have greater accessS to both physical and psychological support.DF SD

art Wellness Centers throughout our facilities,

We must help all students develop lifelong health and wellness skills so they can fully achieve their academic and personal potential. With your help, students will learn that selfcare isn’t just beneficial; rather, it is essential to finding meaningful, long-term success at Michigan and beyond. Counseling & Psychological Services


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Rec Sports allows you to form close relationships with people you otherwise would never meet.� In high school, athletics were a big part of my life. When I came to Michigan, I wanted to take advantage of the strong recreational sports department and ended up playing just about every intramural sport offered. With how much emphasis Michigan places on academics, Rec Sports is a great way to blow-off steam and provides you with essential fitness on campus. 36-37 W H E R E

JORDAN THIEME Class of 2012

I started organizing teams my freshmen year just because I wanted to have some fun, but I ended up meeting my future housemates and best friends. Getting involved in Rec Sports allows you to form close relationships with people you otherwise would never meet. Looking back now, we probably spent too much time making game-plans and practicing, but at that moment winning the next IM tournament meant everything. It really defined my time at Michigan.

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G O A L For all students to develop an authentic understanding and appreciation of diversity


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t Michigan, we place value in developing a

strong sense of self and connecting interculturally with others. For many, college is the first time students begin to consider their social identities as part of a larger, multifaceted community. With your partnership, we can increase opportunities for students to engage in the diversity of Michigan. Throughout Student Life, from the Spectrum Center to the Program on Intergroup Relations and beyond, students can openly discuss differing identities while promoting a safe campus climate. SDLKFJS SDKFJLSD students who make international learning SDF S part of their collegiate experience. Whether DFabroad or supporting domestic students traveling SD

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international students without access to federal

aid, you can help create immersive, life-changing experiences on a global level. Students expect their time at Michigan to reflect real-world diversity of both persons and thought. By leveraging the diversity already on campus, you will help us prepare students for the world that awaits them after graduation.

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“I’m always challenging groups to question where and why they exist, but I must first be critically aware of myself and my beliefs.”

Michigan has provided me with the necessary skills to lead difficult conversations, bringing in people around challenging subjects. Through my involvement with the Spectrum Center, I decided to create my own student organization on campus - Race Sexuality Intersection - to focus energy around the intersection of different identities. I’m always challenging groups to question where and why they exist; but to do so effectively, I must first be critically aware of myself and my beliefs. 40-41 W H E R E L E A D E R S

NOEL GORDON Class of 2013

Engaging peers in these talks allows them to grow comfortable with that uncomfortable feeling. Wrestling with new narratives that you set forth as a facilitator, this is when others grow more aware of their own identities. As a Diversity Peer Educator next year in Oxford Housing, I’m excited to extend these moments of discovery to incoming students encountering conversations about privilege and social justice for the very first time. That’s something unique to Michigan - no student can walk through the doors of this place without having these critical conversations.

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tudents arrive on campus already

exceptional scholars. To excel at Michigan and beyond, they need not only display success in the classroom, but also be able to speak to their passions, values, and capabilities. Through our Career Center, we teach students how to best share their stories with potential employers. With your support, we can provide meaningful career exploration opportunities for all students to determine their professional goals. The Public Service Internship Program prepares students to obtain summer internships in Washington D.C. and supports participants while living in our nation’s capital. Our Career Immersions feature SDLKFJS

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With the cost of education at an all-time high, pressures have never been greater for students to secure meaningful employment after graduation. With your help, our students gain a strong sense of what matters to them most, pursuing their passions in their future careers.

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“ I gained keen insight

and connections to our political system, providing me with the confidence that I can find a career when I graduate.” When I visited Michigan, I knew right away that its size would provide me with more opportunities than any other university could. I always knew political science was in my future, and I was told about the Public Service Internship Program (PSIP) by an advisor who knew about my goals. Beyond helping me secure my internship in Washington DC, PSIP set me up with a network of friends and a professional mentor in the State Department. Michigan alums make up 4% of the DC area’s total population, so you arrive already feeling connected to the community that’s there.

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STEFANIE RUBENSTEIN Class of 2014

Through the summer, I gained keen insight and connections to our political system, providing me with confidence that I can find a career when I graduate. Just as important, the friendships I developed through PSIP further shaped my professional goals. I really couldn’t see myself having this experience at any institution except the University of Michigan.

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When students fully embrace their time on campus, the result is life changing. They leave Michigan with clear knowledge of their passions and confidence in their abilities to pursue them. By supporting one of these giving opportunities in any area of Student Life, you can transform the life of a student by helping shape their Michigan Experience.

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Student Support Student Life scholarships reduce the financial burden of a Michigan education so that students can make the most of their college experience. You can provide scholarship opportunities for students currently working within any Student Life program: with thousands of student employees, leaders, peer educators and volunteers, you can support students whose work and passion matches your own.

Programmatic Support It is our vision for all Michigan students to experience transformational learning at every stage of their college careers and in every aspect of Student Life. With your support, we will ensure that a Michigan education continues to reach far beyond the classroom by offering a vast array of adaptable, effective programming.

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Gifts to Student Life provide funding for immediate use where need is greatest. As support for Student Life increases, our ability to rapidly address change is enhanced as well. Gifts are a powerful way to regularly commit your support to Michigan students for years to come.

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To best support student needs, we must enrich our facilities with state-of-the-art technology, spaces for collaboration, and physical enhancements. With renewed facilities, we will be able to provide our students with spaces to develop as leaders, forge friendships, foster academic success, and promote healthy lifestyles.

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Our staff creates intentional learning opportunities for students outside the classroom, in addition to serving as personal mentors. By endowing our directors, you will help us recruit the leaders and best – expanding our programs and focusing our leaders around the changing demands facing Michigan’s third century.

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tudent Life sets the foundation

for the Michigan experience and supports students at every step of their collegiate journey. We are preparing students with essential life skills and an expanded worldview that shapes who they are long after they leave campus. SDLKFJS SDKFJLSD So today, we ask you to join us on this journey. SDF NoSmatter how you choose to invest in Student DF Life, the impact will be deeply felt for SD generations of students to come.

We are faced with the responsibility of shaping a new generation of leaders – academics, artists, and activists all poised to move the world. With your help, we will ensure that all Michigan students have access to a complete Michigan experience that extends far beyond the classroom.


With your help, we will enhance their learning, challenge them to grow, and prepare them to positively impact our world.

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If you want a complete Michigan experience for our students, then you must be committed to Student Life. We encourage our students to grow into their own wisdom,

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truth, and sense of the world. If that’s your priority for students, then please join us.

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Mission: Michigan Student Life is committed to student learning and the development of the whole student in a diverse campus community. Through our programs, services, facilities and partnerships, we facilitate students' transformation and enrich their education. S T U D E N T L I F E . U M I C H . E D U / G I V I N G

Regents of the University of Michigan: Mark J. Bernstein, Ann Arbor; Julia Donovan Darlow, Ann Arbor; Laurence B. Deitch, Bloomfield Hills; Shauna Ryder Diggs, Grosse Pointe; Denise Ilitch, Bingham Farms; Andrea Fischer Newman, Ann Arbor; Andrew C. Richner, Grosse Pointe Park; Katherine E. White, Ann Arbor; Mary Sue Coleman, ex officio Š 2013 Regents of the University of Michigan

Nondiscrimination Policy: The University of Michigan, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to the Senior Director for Institutional Equity, and Title IX/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Office for Institutional Equity, 2072 Administrative Services Building, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1432, 734-763-0235, TTY 734-647-1388. For other University of Michigan information call 734-764-1817.

Student Life Viewbook  

Where Leaders Become their Best November 2013

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