One of the perks of being part of the University of Michigan community is access to all of the resources and services available to you on one of the top campuses in the world.
Diversity on Campus
We value the diverse voices, talents and life experiences of our community members. We believe diversity among our individuals makes us stronger as a whole.
Diversity Resources at U-M
Read about U-M’s commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion through the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Students, trainees and faculty can find more diversity resources at Michigan Medicine through the Office for Health Equity & Inclusion, the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies and the House Officer Diversity Network.
More Diversity Resources
- Read the university's policies on nondiscrimination.
- Get involved in the Expect Respect campaign.
- Engage with the Institute for Research on Women & Gender.
- Find additional connections and support through the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives.
- Understand U-M’s non-discrimination policies and learn more about how to designate ethnicity extensions for yourself beyond the standard federal definitions.
- Support a safe, just and peaceful community through the Office of Student Conflict Resolution.
- Find additional resources in the Discrimination and Harassment Resource Guide for Graduate Students.
- Report a bias incident.
Accessibility & Disability Accommodations
Learn more about U-M’s services for students with disabilities or take a course in disability awareness and etiquette.
See how the work being done through MDisability is raising awareness and creating better inclusivity through research, education, practice and community engagement.
Find information about accessible parking on campus.
Schedule an evaluation with the House Officer Mental Health Program, which is also open to medical students.
More on Accessibility & Disability Accommodations
- Coalition for Disability Access in Health Science and Medical Education
- PIBS Student Success and Resources
- University of Michigan Medical School Technical Standards. Learn about how the school recently updated its technical standards to better promote inclusivity.
If you’re the first person in your family to attend college, the First Generation website offers several programs to provide support on campus.
International Students & Scholars
If you’re an international student or scholar, start with the International Center’s Frequently Asked Questions about the logistics of moving to the U.S. You can also find international student associations through the IC.
Several departments and programs at the University of Michigan support LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff, patients and their families, including the Spectrum Center, Comprehensive Gender Services Program, Center for Sexuality & Health Disparities and Lesbian-Gay-Queer Research Initiative as well as LGBTQ Health Resources and Trans Care at University Health Service.
Find more info on designated pronouns, matching with a faculty mentor, student groups or upcoming events.
More on LGBTQ+ Resources
Find regional community groups and health resources in this LGBTQ+ Health Guide from U-M Library.
Student & Trainee Groups
Find groups for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
Find groups for medical students.
Underrepresented in Medicine
The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion supports learners traditionally underrepresented in medicine and biomedical sciences through wellness initiatives, academic coaching, culture work, and support for affiliated student and trainee community groups.
Undocumented Students & Scholars
Undocumented and DACAmented students are welcome to apply to any U-M graduate school. Find more info about admissions and financial aid for undocumented and DACAmented students.
Veterans can find support on campus through U-M’s Veterans & Military Services, and Military Support Programs and Networks (M-SPAN), which is sponsored by Michigan Medicine’s Depression Center and Department of Psychiatry.
U-M is also ranked as a Best College for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report.
Several offices, faculty and staff on campus are dedicated to the mission of helping you achieve your best, however you define it.
More on Academic Support
Find assistance through the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) team at the International Center.
The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS) works closely with PIBS students and postdoctoral fellows.
The Office of Medical Student Education as well as the Medical School M-Home offer many resources for M.D. and MSTP students.
Medical student and biomedical graduate communities are both supported by the
Office for Health Equity and Inclusion.
The University of Michigan Division of Public Safety & Security manages six departments for our campus community, two of which are located at Michigan Medicine.
Contact DPS anytime:
Always call 911 in an emergency.
Sign up to receive campus emergency alerts by text or voice.
You can also receive alerts via the Michigan App and the U-M Public Safety App, even if you're not an active student, faculty, or staff member.
More on Campus Safety
- Contact Michigan Medicine Security, including guest services and on-campus housing security.
- Register your bike, laptop, or other personal property with campus security to help in the event of theft.
- Get a SafeRide home anytime between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m.
- Be prepared in case of emergency.
- Contact the Ann Arbor Police Department via their anonymous 24-hour Tip Line: 734-996-3199.
- Report sexual harassment or misconduct and find training resources.
- Check local crime maps.
- Know the rules for recreational marijuana use and restrictions on U-M campus.
Many members of our community are parents or plan to become parents while they are with us. There are so many resources for students and trainees with families on campus, not to mention benefits to help your family thrive.
For added peace of mind, Ann Arbor is one of the best cities to raise a family, and our C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is ranked among the best in the country, and the top children’s hospital in the state.
More for Parents
- Learn more about the University of Michigan Children's Centers and more resources for parents seeking child care, including finding sick or backup child care and a U-M registry of qualified babysitters.
- Find out if your family is eligible for a child care subsidy to help offset the costs of daycare.
- Search more child care and preschool options in Ann Arbor.
Campus Resources for Families
- Search kid-friendly programs and events through Children on Campus or Youth Hub.
- Find helpful advice for students with children and work/life support for families.
- Locate a lactation room on campus.
- Review family-friendly policies and resources for grad students, med students, post docs and faculty.
- Read how the University ensures the safety and security of minors on campus.
The Places You'll Go
Place matters - especially when it's the place you could spend many of your waking hours during the next phase of your education and training. Check out this virtual gallery showcasing some of our key facilities at Michigan Medicine.
Favorite Study Spots
A quiet place to concentrate or a common space to work on group projects, the University of Michigan campus is serious about studying. All libraries feature U-M informationists and tech support staff to help you take full advantage of the vast resources at your disposal.
Set up for study sessions in the Taubman Health Sciences Library, Duderstadt Center, Hatcher Graduate Library, Law Library or designated spaces in the Munger Graduate Residences.
Find additional study spaces in the Rackham Building and Michigan Union.
Check out this roundup of favorite study spots on the U-M campus and nearby.
Sports & Fitness
Whether you love to go solo or in a group, regular exercise offers so many benefits for your physical, mental and emotional health. You can make sports and fitness as much a part of your life on campus as you want with five indoor and four outdoor facilities fully equipped to get you started. Your options multiply off campus with local gyms, studios and more than 150 parks throughout Ann Arbor.
More on Sports & Fitness
- Membership at U-M Recreational Facilities is free for enrolled students and available at a discounted price for faculty and staff. Enjoy enjoy year-round access to pools, exercise equipment, free weights and weight machines along with support from trained staff. Check out campus amenities, and more details about the facilities available to you, including the Central Campus Recreation Building, Intramural Sports Building and North Campus Recreation Building.
- Determine your membership type and see if you qualify for fitness center reimbursement.
- Find exercise and relaxation classes on campus.
- Explore other options at the Ann Arbor YMCA and the Washtenaw County Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center.
If you enjoy team sports, you will find plenty of options to plug into a league on campus.
- Join an intramural sports, club sports or Adventure Leadership team.
- Rent equipment for a variety of sports and outdoor adventures.
- Find an adaptive program for wheelchair basketball and a variety of other adaptive sports.
- Check out more local sports teams and leagues.
Being part of the U-M community comes with inherent benefits.
- Check out your MCard discounts, free Park & Ride program and more Michigan deals.
- Got a birthday coming up? Check out these local birthday deals and discounts, compiled by ArborWiki.
Tax & Legal Help
Find helpful information about how to do your taxes, including relevant laws and advice on finding a qualified preparer.
U-M’s Student Legal Services offers legal advice in a number of areas by appointment.
Learners who qualify for employee benefits can sign up for a legal services plan to help with personal matters.