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Below are departments and programs geared toward student success and well-being at UM-Flint. Descriptions of services, relevant links, and campus locations (with campus maps) are included under each banner. Several of these resources are found under Student Resources; they are duplicated here for convenience. Please also note the initial Faculty Resources sub-category, "Faculty Commons," in the main menu. 

Writing Center

Come Together; Write Now.


766-6602; 3rd Floor Thompson Library Campus Map

The Marian E. Wright Writing Center is located on the 3rd floor in the Thompson Library and serves UM-Flint students and faculty from across the disciplines. The Writing Center is appointment-based, with sessions available for 25 minutes (for writings up to 5 pages) or 55 minutes (6-10 pages). Appointments can be made online, by phone, or in person. Walk-ins are assisted only if tutors are available.

Writing Center tutors are comprised of undergraduate and graduate students who are required to take a 4-credit course combining written coursework, writing theory, tutor training, and in-center observation and practice. They are broadly equipped as critical readers and listeners who provide helpful feedback to writers and speakers at any phase of writing:

  • Essays and Research Papers
  • Creative Writing and Poetry
  • Resumes/Cover Letters/Personal Statements
  • Speaking/PowerPoint/Prezi Presentations
  • Faculty Assignment Sheets and Academic Writing

Asynchronous online tutoring is available to students in online courses only.

The Writing Center is not designed as a line-editing service. When directing students to the writing center for a particular assignment, faculty are encouraged to provide assignment sheets to accompany student visits.

Writing Center staff are available (by request) for classroom visits to distribute brochures, and describe services and procedures.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)


742-3456; Room 264 University Center (UCEN) Campus Map

UM-Flint’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), housed on the 2nd floor of UCEN, is available to provide enrolled students with counseling, therapy, and limited psychological testing. Services are offered as part of student tuition.

CAPS is unable to assist with:

Disability and Accessibility Support Services


762-3081; Room 264 University Center (UCEN) Campus Map

UM-Flint’s Disability and Accessiblity Services offers a variety of services to enrolled students requiring special accommodations. Services are provided as part of student tuition, individualized based on need, and include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Oral and sign language interpreters
  • Alternative format textbooks and course materials
  • Special testing arrangements
  • Access to adaptive technology and equipment
  • Students requesting special accommodations are encouraged to meet with Accessibility Services staff to discuss their needs and coordinate them with faculty.



Academic Advising, Tutoring, & Supplemental Instruction


762-3085; Room 285 University Pavilion Campus Map

The UM-Flint Student Success Center, housed on the 2nd floor of the University pavilion, is dedicated to student success and wants every student to know, “you’re not alone.”

Every service the Student Success Center offers is designed to empower students to achieve academic excellence and attain personal well-being:

Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)


UM-Flint’s Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is a multi-disciplinary group that:

  • Assesses situations with students displaying concerning or disruptive behaviors
  • Recommends appropriate intervention strategies or disciplinary actions
  • Connects students with needed campus and community resources
  • Centralizes collection of concerning student behaviors
  • Evaluates behaviors of students who have displayed concerning or disruptive behavior

Report Concerns

English Language Program (ELP) (for International Students)


424-5395; 803 Northbank Center Campus Map 

The English Language Program (ELP) is an accredited unit within the International Center Office, with the primary purpose to provide English language instruction, academic preparation, and cultural immersion to international students (undregraduate and graduate) who haven't yet met the language proficiency requirement for admission to UM-Flint. 

The ELP:

  • Curriculum consists of six levels of instruction from beginning to advanced levels to develop students’ skills in reading, vocabulary, writing, listening and speaking for academic purposes.
    • The English courses are taught by dedicated, TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)-trained instructors who have experience teaching and living abroad.
    • Full time ELP students receive English and American culture instruction 22 hours per week. 
  • Provides student support services consisting of academic advising, conversation partners, one on one tutoring, short-term programs and workshops, and organized activities on and off campus.
  • Offers workshops, discussions, and presentations for faculty/departments for strategies to effectively modify syllabi or curriculum for greater access for international students.
  • Offers support and referrals for faculty and departments.
  • Coordinates with the Bridge Program (for English as Second Language Students)
  • Is a civically engaged (CE) department with CE components incorporated into our entire listening/speaking curricula. 
  • Is an active and collaborative professional learning community involved with in-house share shops, teaching circles, and presentations at conferences

The Bridge Program (for English as Second Language Students)


The Bridge Program is a collaborative effort influenced by the English Department, International CenterEnglish Language Program (ELP)Student Success CenterThompson Center for Learning and Teaching (TCLT), Graduate Programs, and university administrators. The motivation for this program is the increasing numbers of international students enrolling in undergraduate and graduate programs at UM-Flint. The Bridge program aims "to provide credit-bearing courses of high quality English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction and orientation to U.S. academic culture for international undergraduate students."

Bridge recommendations/resources for faculty: