The Office of Engaged Learning (ELO) supports and connects University of Michigan-Flint students with hands-on learning and volunteer opportunities to advance community-engaged learning, teaching, and research.
You have the opportunity to influence the world around you on many levels simply by casting your vote in local, state, and national elections.
We want to make sure you know and understand your voting rights in Michigan and how to exercise them. We also want to provide information you need to make an educated vote, and help you choose the best candidates based on what matters most to you.
- Tri-Campus Initiatives
- Michigan Voter Information Center
A curated collection of informative non-partisan information.
- Campus Vote Project
The CVP has developed state-specific guides to help students understand their rights and how to register and cast a ballot in their school or home community.
- Rock the Vote
Voting rules and upcoming elections, important dates and deadlines, and access to democracy in your state
- Vote 411
Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund, VOTE411.org is a “one-stop-shop” for election-related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information.
- Vote Smart
Vote Smart’s mission is to provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to all Americans. See where candidates stand on the issues that matter to you. See how candidates have voted in the past and what interest groups support them.
National Day of Service
UM-Flint recognizes the call for social justice and the need to continue the work that was implemented so many years ago by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As with organizations all over the country, UM-Flint celebrates Dr. King’s life work on the national MLK Day holiday through civic engagement activities on and off campus.
UM-Flint and ELO offer multiple opportunities for student volunteer engagement from one day events to the Commitment to Service program.
- Alternative Spring Break – local volunteer opportunities in the Flint Community
- Alternative Summer Break – support communities across the United States
- MiBreaks – fall and spring volunteer opportunities in Michigan
- Service Saturdays – monthly volunteer opportunities
- Local volunteer opportunities in the community
Commitment to Service
This program supports students with a commitment to volunteer service and offers support and opportunities for ongoing engagement throughout your time as a student.