Student Life at University of Michigan-Flint

Student life is an essential part of the total student experience at the University of Michigan-Flint. At UM-Flint, you can join or create clubs and organizations, find leadership opportunities, unwind with sports and recreation, make new friends, volunteer, and much more.

The Division of Student Affairs (DSA) leads student life at UM-Flint. The division’s 11 units offer more than 90 student clubs and organizations, recreation and club sports, counseling, veterans and accessible services, residential living and learning, access and opportunity programs, and more. You’ll find caring, inclusive, and welcoming environments across campus.

Mission
The Division of Student Affairs at UM-Flint advances the holistic development of well-rounded students through sponsoring educationally-purposed activities, providing co-curricular engagement opportunities, and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus of students, scholars, and citizens.

Vision
Cultivating a community of collaboration and belonging by promoting and supporting the development of well-rounded leaders who positively impact their workplaces, communities, and society.

Pillars & Core Values

DSA contributes to student success and the academic enterprise through an approach that encompasses five core values: community and belonging; equity and inclusion; engagement and leadership; health and wellness; and co-curricular and integrative learning. Staff are here to offer you encouragement, engagement, growth, and support during your time as a student at UM-Flint.

Community & Belonging: We work to build community and help every student at UM-Flint understand that they belong. Further, as a regional, comprehensive urban university, our inclusive community extends beyond the campus boundaries as we work to build community throughout the region.

Equity & Inclusion: We recognize the many diverse social identities represented on this campus, and in the pursuit of equity and inclusion, help bring awareness and affirmation of our varying identities and experiences, and work to remedy systematic oppression and exclusion as well as individual bias.

Engagement & Leadership: We acknowledge that engaged students and student leaders perform better in the classroom and are better prepared to become engaged citizens and leaders in their professions and communities upon graduation. Therefore, in supporting student success, we provide engagement and leadership opportunities that encourage holistic student development.

Health & Wellness: We support the well-being of students in its many dimensions, including physical, social, intellectual, and emotional. The numerous offices in the Division of Student Affairs aim to promote overall wellness and provide resources for students in these various areas.

Co-Curricular & Integrative Learning: We promote opportunities for students to apply critical thinking skills and classroom knowledge to make connections across disciplines and in real-world situations. Through co-curricular and educationally-purposed activities, we prepare students for success both within and outside of the university.

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Message from the Vice Chancellor

Your time at the University of Michigan-Flint promises many opportunities for involvement, challenge, growth, making new friends, and academic success. The Division of Student Affairs is here to support those opportunities and develop new programs and services to meet your needs.

As the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, I work with 12 departments that provide important services, programs, and activities to all UM-Flint students. These are departments that counsel you through tough times, uphold policies on campus, offer dances, speakers, and workshops, and connect you to the community beyond the university.

The Division of Student Affairs offers a whole world outside of the classroom to enhance your college experience. Join a club. Attend a program. Meet your neighbor. Engage with us.

Sincerely,
Dr. Christopher M. Giordano
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

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