Jul 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

University Resources

Alumni Relations Intercultural Center
Center for Gender and Sexuality K-12 Partnerships
Center for Global Engagement Marian E. Wright Writing Center
Conferences & Events National Student Exchange Program
Department of Public Safety Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Educational Opportunity Initiatives (EOI) Office of Research and Economic Development
Equity, Civil Rights & Title IX (ECRT) Student Success Center
Experiential Education Student Veterans Resource Center 
Frances Willson Thompson Library Urban Institute for Racial, Economic and Environmental Justice (UIREEJ)
Information Technology Services  


Alumni Relations


Coordinator of Alumni Relations: Stephanie Hare, M.A.

432 N. Saginaw St.
Northbank Center
Suite 1001
(810) 424-5244
Fax: (810) 424-5459
E-mail: umfalumni@umich.edu 

University of Michigan-Flint alumni are part of the University of Michigan alumni body. With more than 600,000 alums, UM has one of the largest alumni networks in the world. 

We’re here to help you stay connected to everything you love about the University of Michigan-Flint. Our programs and events are designed to engage, inform, and foster connections among the 48,000 graduates of UM-Flint’s campus. In collaboration with the University of Michigan Alumni Association, we are your tie to Leaders and Best!


Center for Gender and Sexuality


213 University Center
Office: (810) 237-6648  Sexual Assault Advocate: (810) 214-4867

Email: cgs.umflint@umich.edu

Director: Samara L. Hough, LMSW 
Sexual Assault Advocate: Sarah Devitt, MPH, CA

The Center for Gender & Sexuality amplifies the voices of women, survivors, and the LGBTQIA+ communities and the intersecting identities within them. Through outreach, education, and advocacy, the Center for Gender & Sexuality provides skill and competency building that is grounded in activism and social justice.

The goals are:

  1. To oppose inequities and barriers imposed on women and LGBTQIA+ individuals through research, policy, and advocacy;
  2. provide educational programs (stand-alone programs like bystander intervention and inclusive sex education and academically integrated content through coursework and faculty collaboration);
  3. connect individuals with needed resources and support for those experiencing domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, or stalking;
  4. develop and maintain a peer education program and peer education training program to provide in-person face-to-face training on gender and sexuality;
  5. develop allies and advocates to foster a safe, inclusive campus environment for all.

Educational Programming

CGS offers a number of programs to raise awareness about gender and sexuality, including LGBT History Month, Coming Out Day, Women’s History Month, World AIDS Day, the Clothesline Project, Equal Pay Day, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Take Back the Night and Lavender Graduation.

Support and Advocacy

Individuals can seek confidential support from the Sexual Assault Advocate and get up to date information on resources for sexual violence prevention and awareness. The staff advocates on behalf of students, faculty, and staff, and works to raise awareness on a local, state, and national level about LGBTQIA+ and women’s issues on campus and in the Flint community.

Resources and Referrals

We offer several scholarships and grants including Critical Difference Grants (one-time grant of up to $500) for students that find themselves in an emergency situation that jeopardizes their ability to stay in school (see website for eligibility information and to apply). CGS also offers cap & gown loans, free safe sex supplies (condoms, dental dams, etc.) and referrals to local resources for domestic violence and sexual assault support, personal counseling, financial assistance, childcare, legal services, etc.

Peer Education Program

UM-Flint students with extensive training provide educational programs workshops for their peers, student groups, departments, and community organizations.  Topics include consent, bystander intervention, gender and sexuality, Trans 101, healthy relationships, women’s history, inclusive sexual education, leadership and healthy masculinity, and sexual violence prevention.

Community Space

CGS is open to all!  Stop by to chat, study, charge your phone, heat up your lunch, meet with friends, or de-stress with art supplies!                 


Center for Global Engagement


219 University Center
303 East Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48502
Phone: (810) 762-0867
Email: globalflint@umich.edu

Director of the Center for Global Engagement and Senior International Officer: Zachariah Mathew, Ph.D.
International Student and Scholar Services Manager: Jayme Harmon
Education Abroad Coordinator: Kristen Canavan
Administrative Assistant: Kelly Craig

The Center for Global Engagement (CGE) strives to provide equitable opportunities to make global citizenship and competencies attainable for all members of the University of Michigan-Flint community through curricular and cocurricular engagement at home and abroad and by transforming the University of Michigan-Flint into a leader in global engagement. 

The Center for Global Engagement through the Office of Education Abroad and International Student and Scholar Support Services Office provide high impact global engagement opportunities for our students, faculty, and staff. Center for Global Engagement also supports our international students and scholars and facilitate the internationalization initiatives at University of Michigan-Flint. 

The Education Abroad Office promotes global mobility and supports global learning at UM-Flint by managing and administering all credit-bearing international study abroad and domestic study away programs.  University of Michigan-Flint students can take advantage of the expanding portfolio of exchange programs with partner universities around the world. Students participating in the exchange programs can attend a university abroad for a semester or a full academic year while paying tuition at University of Michigan-Flint and earn transfer credits. 

University of Michigan-Flint also offers a wide range of short-term faculty led study abroad programs. Most of the faculty led short term study abroad programs are organized during the spring/summer semester and range from 10 to 20 days in duration.  The National Student Exchange program, offers the students an opportunity to study away for a semester or a full academic year at one of more than 170 participating colleges and universities throughout North America, including Canada, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and Hawaii while paying University of Michigan-Flint tuition fees. 

The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Office ensures international student and scholar success through campus and community integration, immigration advising and ensuring regulatory compliance. International Student and Scholar Services connects the international students and scholars with the campus resources to ensure academic and professional success and empower them to confidently pursue their academic and professional goals. 

Please contact us to learn more about how we can help you achieve your academic goals global engagement goals.

Conferences & Events


(810) 762-3436
Director: Gina Rose
Program Managers:  Justin Nuveman, Launa Collins, Steven Landis, Angela Alderman
Admisnistrative Assistant: Jennifer King


Conferences & Events (CAE) offers a wide range of facilities and services for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. Individuals and groups come together to exchange ideas and information and to interact informally, adding another dimension to the educational experience. CAE reserves space in the Harding Mott University Center, University Pavilion, William S. White Building, Northbank Center, and Riverfront Conference Center, as well as available classrooms and spaces across campus.

Visit 172 UCEN for reservations and further details.


Department of Public Safety


(810) 762-3333
Director: Raymond Hall
Lieutenant: Phil Smith

Executive Sergeant: Heather Bromley
Business Administrator: Kathryn Howe
Administrative Assistant: Gaye Stover

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is responsible for maintaining parking, transportation, building access (MCards) and safety on the properties of the University of Michigan-Flint. The Department’s primary goals are to prevent crime, reduce the fear of crime and to assist students, faculty, staff and visitors.  The DPS is accredited with the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (MLEAC).

DPS is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. DPS can be contacted at 762-3333 or 911 (emergency) on any campus phone. Emergency telephones are located throughout campus and are easily identified by a blue light on top of a pedestal or located inside a red emergency call box.

Annually, by October 1, UM-Flint DPS publishes an Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure and Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistic Act.  The full text of this report (available for viewing and/or download) can be located on the DPS website at www.umflint.edu/safetyreport.  This report is available to current and prospective students and staff providing information to include (1) descriptions of policies related to campus security, and (2) statistics concerning specific types of crimes.  Each year an email notification is made to all enrolled students, faculty, and staff that provides the website address to access this report.  Copies of this report may also be obtained at the DPS administration office located in the Hubbard Building at 602 Mill Street or by calling (810)762-3333.  Additional information on DPS and our services is available at www.umflint.edu/safety.

Educational Opportunity Initiatives (EOI)        


Office (810) 762-3365
Fax: Main Office (810) 762-3190

Director: Tiese L. Roxbury, Ph.D.
Promise Scholar Program Manager: John Girdwood, Ed.D.
Promise Scholar Assistant Program Manager: Diamond L.Wilder, B.S.
GEAR UP Program Manager: Vacant
GEAR UP Assistant Program Manager: Jerry Alexander, B.S.
Mpowering My Success Life Skills Coach: Rachel Osmer, LLMSW
Mpowering My Success Administrative Assistant: Nanette DeEulis, B.S.
EOI Office Manager: Bianca Torbert, MPA

EOI Mission
The Office of Educational Opportunity Initiatives (EOI) equips students with the support, skills, and exposure necessary to succeed in college and beyond.  Through its high-quality programming and holistic approach to student success, EOI advocates for underrepresented students at UM-Flint, and the broader Flint community. 

EOI Overview
Through its pre-college and college programs, EOI engages middle, high school, and college students through learning experiences that span several topic areas such as:

  • College Preparedness
  • Academic Enrichment & Enhancement
  • Degree Mapping & Completion
  • Personal Awareness
  • Identity Development
  • Civic Engagement
  • Study Skills & Time Management
  • Career Exploration and Exposure

By combining facilitated workshops, individualized coaching, project-based learning, peer-led mentoring, curriculum-based coursework, and exposure trips, EOI provides a comprehensive approach to combat barriers to student success while instilling a growth mindset among its program participants.

EOI strategically partners with various departments and units at UM-Flint, as well as local secondary schools within the greater Flint region. This ensures EOI’s ability to offer comprehensive support for underrepresented students to access, persist, and ultimately graduate from college to pursue their career goals.


Pre-College Programs

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs

Program Manager: TBD
Assistant Program Manager: Jerry Alexander

  • College readiness program based within Beecher Community Schools
  • Cohort model engages the entire 7th-grade class through high school graduation
  • Academic Year & Summer Program components


College Programs

Program Manager: John Girdwood
Assistant Program Manager: Diamond Wilder

Promise Scholars

  • College success program for select students who demonstrate strong potential to succeed at UM-Flint with structured support and resources
  • Cohort model offers mentoring and peer support from faculty and students
  • Residential summer bridge program component allows students to earn course credit prior to fall enrollment, a housing scholarship, and a stipend


Mpowering My Success

Life Skills Coach: Rachel Osmer
Administrative Assistant: Nanette DeEulis

  • An added layer of support for students who have experienced time in foster care
  • College preparedness resources and personalized success plans for each student 
  • Programming that focuses on education, mental health, belonging, relationship-building, and life skills


Equity, Civil Rights & Title IX (ECRT)


303 E Kearsley Street
Northbank Center, Suite 1000
Flint, MI 48502-1950
Phone: (810) 237-6517
Email: UMFlintECRT@umich.edu

Director and Title IX Coordinator: Kirstie Stroble, MA
Senior Investigator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Kaylie Straka, JD
Executive Secretary: Karen Riptoe, MSW, MA

The Equity, Civil Rights & Title IX (ECRT) Office addresses and investigates matters involving discrimination, discriminatory harassment and sexual misconduct on behalf of the university when a complaint is filed against a student, faculty member, staff member or third party. Reports may be made by any person who has experienced such conduct, while participating in a university program or activity or in related interactions with members of the university community.

The university prohibits retaliation. If you believe you are or have been retaliated against because you reported, provided information or participated in an investigation related to  discrimination, discriminatory harassment or sexual misconduct, contact ECRT.

Discrimination & Discriminatory Harassment

Report to the University
If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or discriminatory harassment and would like to file a complaint with the university, please contact the Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX office or complete the online reporting form. A report can also be made with the Compliance Hotline.

Anonymous Reporting
Any person can make an anonymous report without disclosing their name by using our online reporting form.

Report to Law Enforcement  
An individual who has experienced, witnessed or learned of possible criminal conduct should contact law enforcement directly by calling:

  • 911 (for emergencies) 
  • The University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Safety (DPS), 103 Hubbard Building, 602 Mill Street, 810-762-3333 (Non-emergency number)
  • Flint Police Department, 810-237-6800
  • Genesee County Sheriff Department, 810-257-3407

Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment Process Information

For student-to-student discrimination complaints, please contact the Equity, Civil Rights & Title IX (ECRT) Office.

Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct

The University of Michigan-Flint is committed to preventing sexual and gender-based misconduct and offering support to those who have been harmed. Sexual assault, harassment, discrimination and all forms of sexual and gender-based misconduct have no place at the University of Michigan or the University of Michigan-Flint.

It’s up to each of us to create a healthy and safe campus; to support those who come forward; and to participate in prevention programs. Together we can cultivate a culture of respect and build a safe, respectful, inclusive and equitable learning and work environment.

Report to the University
If you or someone you know has experienced sexual misconduct and would like to file a complaint with the university, please contact the Equity, Civil Rights & Title IX (ECRT) Office or complete the online reporting form. A report can also be made with the Compliance Hotline.

Additional ways to report:

  • Report to Individuals with Reporting Obligations (IROs) - Individuals identified by the University who are obligated to report to ECRT. For more information concerning IROs or to see a list of IROs and a description of their obligations, see Section VII of the Interim Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy.
  • Anonymous Reporting - Any person (excluding IROs) can make an anonymous report without disclosing their name by using our online reporting form.

Report to Law Enforcement  
An individual who has experienced, witnessed or learned of possible criminal conduct should contact law enforcement directly by calling:

  • 911 (for emergencies) 
  • The University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Safety (DPS), 103 Hubbard Building, 602 Mill Street, 810-762-3333 (Non-emergency number)
  • Flint Police Department, 810-237-6800
  • Genesee County Sheriff Department, 810-257-3407

The Investigation Process Flowchart

Experiential Education


The University of Michigan-Flint offers a number of opportunities for students to apply for internships and job opportunities on-campus and outside the university related to our academic programs. Such opportunities can be reviewed using HandshakeUniversity Human Resources, and University Research Opportunity Program.

In addition to the job boards listed above, specific academic programs may host off-campus internship opportunities. For more information on the internship program within our academic programs contact the Career Services


Frances Willson Thompson Library


For further information on library and archives collections, services, and policies, please inquire at the library’s Circulation Desk, call 762-3400, or visit the library’s website: https://libguides.umflint.edu/library.

Director: Jennifer L. Dean (762-3018)
Administrative Assistant: Laura Peet (762-3410)
Head of Access Services: Mickey Doyle (762-3401)
Head of Archives: Callum Carr-Marquis (762-3402)
Head of Collections and Technical Services: Matthew Wolverton (762-3415)
Instruction and Outreach Librarian: Liz Svoboda (762-3007)
Reference and Resource Access Librarian: Paul Streby (762-3405)
Reference Librarian: Vera Anderson (762-3413)
Research and Scholarship Librarian: Emily Newberry (424-5302)
Information Resources Assistants-Circulation: Desirée Sharland-Anderson (766-6675), Jordan Tiffany (766-6756), and Cameron Whalen (762-3197)
Information Resources Specialist-Technical Services: Anh Thach (762-3414)
Emeriti: Laura Friesen, Librarian Emerita; Paul Gifford, Senior Associate Librarian Emeritus; C. Kui-Bin Im, Senior Associate Librarian Emerita


The Thompson Library, centered at the heart of the campus, was made possible thanks in large part to the generosity of area citizens, most notably the family of the library’s namesake, Frances Willson Thompson. All members of the community are welcome to use the library space. The library is a spacious and comfortable facility for gathering, study, and research, with three floors featuring computers, printing, the library’s physical collections, and a range of study spaces. The first floor atrium overlooks the Flint River and is designated for quiet study. The second floor features group study rooms, individual quiet study spaces, and multiple labs. Library users enter the library on the third floor, where the library is most active. Expert assistance is available on the third floor, in addition to group study rooms, group study tables, individual quiet study spaces, the Quiet Room, and the Think Lab presentation space. The group study rooms and Think Lab may be reserved ahead of time using the reservation system on the library’s website.

The library hosts the Henry H. Crapo Room, a recreation of an office similar to one used by the former Michigan governor (1865-1869). Governor Crapo was the great-grandfather of the library’s namesake, Frances Willson Thompson. This room is viewable on the second floor near the University Pavilion connector at all hours the library is open. In-person access to the room is available by appointment. 

In addition to its own operations and resources, the Thompson Library partners with the Honors Program and Thompson Center for Learning and Teaching on the first floor, Graduate Programs on the second floor, and the Writing Center on the third floor. Connectors on the second and third floors offer access to French Hall, the University Center, and the University Pavilion.


The Thompson Library provides access to over four million materials in a range of formats, including print and electronic books, electronic journal articles, streaming audio and video, and anatomical models. The collection primarily supports coursework and research, but also includes popular reading materials in the Browsing Collection, including selected works by local authors. The Thompson Library’s online catalog is searchable from the library’s website, providing access to the library’s collections. Students, faculty, and staff have access to library materials housed in Ann Arbor using the library’s Get This service. The Thompson Library also offers interlibrary loan service to students, faculty, and staff for materials that are not available in Flint or Ann Arbor.


Research Assistance

Librarians provide research assistance in person, via online chat, by email, and by telephone. Librarians also offer individualized and customized research consultation sessions. These in-depth, one-on-one sessions are available both online and in-person and are designed to help students identify and use information resources in their research and scholarship.

Research Instruction

The Thompson Library offers instruction in information literacy and using the library to aid students in engaging in research and using information resources responsibly and ethically, constructing effective research strategies, and developing critical thinking skills. Librarians teach customized, course-related sessions as well as workshops on special topics.

Circulation and Course Reserves

At the third floor Circulation Desk, students may borrow most books and media for a period of eight weeks, with unlimited renewals unless another borrower has requested the materials. Students may renew materials online, and the library charges no fees for overdue materials, so long as the materials are returned. Students may also borrow materials that have been placed on course reserve by their professors for short periods of time. An increasing number of course reserve items are available online, and assistance for using the library catalog to find and use these online reserve items is available at the Circulation Desk.

Genesee Historical Collections Center

The Genesee Historical Collections Center (GHCC), the archives and records division of the Thompson Library, contains both published and unpublished material on the history of Flint and Genesee County, Michigan, as well as the archives of the University of Michigan-Flint. Among the significant manuscript collections in the GHCC are those of Flint realtor Gerald Healy, African-American civil rights activists Edgar Holt and Olive Beasley; and records of the Flint Woolen Mills, Flint Junior League, Flint Rotary Club, and UAW 599. The papers of U.S. Sen. Donald Riegle and U.S. Rep. Dale Kildee are amongst its political collections. The GHCC holds microfilm copies of the papers of former Michigan Governor Henry H. Crapo, Flint lumberman and railroad executive, as well as papers of members of his family; and Charles Stewart Mott, Flint automotive pioneer, community leader, and philanthropist.

GHCC finding aids and expert assistance are available in the archives and online at the library’s website. Students, faculty, staff, and the community are welcome to use the archives during posted hours and by appointment.

Information Technology Services


905 Northbank Center
432 N. Saginaw Street
Flint, MI 48502-1950

Phone: (810) 762-3123
Fax: (810) 424-5226

Chief Information Officer: Scott Arnst


The Information Technology Services department (ITS), at the University of Michigan-Flint, develops and maintains all centralized campus computing systems, including data, software, hardware, and infrastructure. ITS strives to be a user-oriented provider of high-quality computing services. In doing this, ITS provides state of the art technology and technical support that will ensure all users access to programs and data.

ITS encourages the use of computers to support instruction and research for students, faculty, and staff. ITS supports and maintains staffed and unstaffed open computer labs available for student, faculty, and staff use. These labs are located in the William R. Murchie Science Building (Staffed), the David M. French Hall Building (Unstaffed), and the open computer lab located on all three floors of the Frances Willson Thompson Library. Unstaffed labs, except the Thompson Library, will require a Mcard for entry. In addition, campus users can use their personal laptops or tablets to connect to the campus wireless network in any building on campus. Upgrades to hardware and software in the student computer labs are supplemented by student funds collected through a technology fee, paid each semester with tuition.

ITS also maintains three instructional computer labs, located in the William R. Murchie Science Building (1) and the David M. French Hall (2) Building. These instructional labs are equipped with modern data projection equipment and other instructional aids. The Classroom Services (CS) unit within ITS is responsible for the delivery, maintenance, and training for all instructional mediated equipment in over seventy classrooms and labs on the UM-Flint campus. All general classrooms are equipped with a projector, a computer, a document camera, a DVD drive, and a video connection for a laptop.

ITS provides user support and consultation for a variety of technical questions and problems through the ITS Helpdesk, ITS staff, and quicknotes available on the web. If additional assistance is needed from ITS staff, please contact the ITS Helpdesk for more information. Please view Helpdesk and open computer lab hours at https://go.umflint.edu/hours.

Intercultural Center


115 Mott Harding University Center
(810) 762-3045

Chief Diversity Officer: David J. Luke, Ph.D.
Program Manager: LaQwana Dockery, M.A., M.S.W.

The Intercultural Center (ICC) opened on October 21, 2014 in response to the requests from various cultural student organizations that expressed a need for a space focused on supporting the work of their organizations and educational programming related to issues of cultural competency and centering marginalized identities, especially people of color.  There was a focus on creating spaces for critical dialogues and fostering an increasingly inclusive environment at UM Flint.  In the spirit of inclusion, everyone is welcome at the ICC and at all ICC events and programs.  

The work of the ICC is built on the foundation of social justice and upheld by three pillars: belonging, advocacy, and education. Everything that comes from the ICC aligns with one or more of these pillars.

K-12 Partnerships


700 Northbank Center
(810) 762-5987

Director: Dr. Suzanne Knight

Assistant Director: Jeff Shuel
Program Manager: Laura Martin-Banks
Administrative Specialist: Joy Murray

Success at a university begins well before a student’s freshman year.  UM-Flint is proud to partner with school districts across Southeastern Michigan to provide unique opportunities for K-12 students. K-12 Partnerships provides centralized support for UM-Flint dual enrollment and early college programs.  The Office is the home for summer camp initiatives, as well as specialized programming targeting K-12 students with disabilities.

Our innovative, groundbreaking dual enrollment programs and exciting summer camp experiences are planned collaboratively with UM-Flint faculty and staff.  Strong relationships with high school teachers, counselors, and administrators enable us to offer unique programs and opportunities to youth in the state.

K-12 is currently engaged in dual enrollment partnerships with 35 Michigan high schools.  Our dual enrollment programming enhances the educational experience for 650+ high school students.  Our Office coordinates traditional dual enrollment, Early College Programs, and Dual Enrollment Educational Partnership (DEEP) programs with themes such as Medical/Sciences, Pre-Engineering, Business/Economics, and Liberal Arts/Humanities.

The Office also serves as the liaison for the Genesee Early College (GEC), an intensive, state-of-the-art, five-year early college high school program located on the UM-Flint campus. GEC, which is operated by the Genesee Intermediate School District, has been a fully integrated part of the University of Michigan-Flint community since 2007. Its specialized curriculum prepares students for success in university-level coursework and future careers in any field. GEC students get a head start on their four-year degree paths, allowing them to earn up to 60 free transferable college credits while earning their high school diploma. The results of these rich partnerships and educational opportunities are students who are better prepared for the rigor and challenges of higher education.

Marian E. Wright Writing Center


308 Thompson Library
(810) 766-6602
Fax: (810) 237-6666

Director: Dr. Jacob S. Blumner
Coordinator: Vicky Dawson

Materials and individualized instruction in writing are provided for all students. Tutoring is by appointment and a drop-in basis. Students can get help with writing and speaking assignments for any course throughout the university or work on specific writing problems.

Instruction for one, two or three academic credits is offered in ENG 109, College Writing Workshop. Credit is earned by attending class and working with tutors in the Center. Computers are available for use by students working on their writing.The Center is fully staffed with trained tutors and is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

National Student Exchange Program


219 University Center
(810) 762-0867

Coordinator: Kristen Canavan

The National Student Exchange is a study away opportunity that allows students to take new courses, see new places, make new friends, and enroll in academic options that may not be available at UM-Flint. By enrolling in NSE 299 for 12-18 credits, students pay UM-Flint tuition and may study away for a single term or academic year and earn credit at one of nearly 200 NSE member colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


217 University Center
(810) 237-6689

Email: FlintInstitutionalEquity@umich.edu
Chief Diversity Officer: David J. Luke, Ph.D.
Administrative Support Associate: Mai Lee


In April of 2021, the University of Michigan-Flint established the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) to institutionalize a commitment to, and provide an administrative location for, organizing and advancing our DEI efforts; supporting a comprehensive approach to building a vibrant culture of DEI at UM-Flint.  This involves overseeing administration of the DEI Strategic Action Plan and the operations of the Intercultural Center.


Office of Research and Economic Development




Executive Director: Randall Duncan, Ph.D.

The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) is comprised of the Office of Research,  Office of Economic Development, and Business Engagement which advance and promote research and creative activities and serve the progressive needs of UM-Flint’s community by connecting university resources and expertise of faculty and students with community, industry, and business partners.


Office of Research

1001 Northbank Center
(810) 762-3383

Office of Research: http://www.umflint.edu/research
Director: Kenneth Sylvester, Ph.D.
Research Administrator Intermediate: Joanne Devore
Research Administrator Associate: Jennifer Klimowicz
Program Manager: Andre Louis

The Office of Research at the University of Michigan-Flint in the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) provides proposal development and research administration support services for faculty, students and staff. Our objective is to support the research enterprise of the campus with a focus on areas of faculty expertise.

Support includes grant development support, external funding application review, internal research seed funding, undergraduate research support, compliance services, project reporting, and regulatory guidance, and coordinates funded research and sponsored project management with the U-M Office of Research (UMOR) and the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP).


Office of Economic Development

1001 Northbank Center
(810) 424-5486

Director: Paula Nas
Administrative Specialist: Kelli Catrell
Marketing and Communication Coordinator: Shelby Coates
Innovation Services Manager:  Nic Custer
EDA University Center for Community & Economic Development Director: David Merot
Community Relations Manager: Phillip Thompson
GIS Center Manager: Troy Rosencrants

As a unit of the Office of Research and Economic Development, The Office of Economic Development facilitates learning and engagement through thoughtful collaboration and partnerships with campus and community in the areas of community engagement, community and economic development, innovation and entrepreneurship, and data analysis and visualization.  The Office of Economic Development provides a range of customized services to make public scholarship, service-learning, innovative entrepreneurship, and issue-based programming a success. In addition to helping faculty meet academic goals for their scholarship and service. 


Business Engagement 

1001 Northbank Center
(810) 762-0919

Corporate and Foundation Relations Associate Director: Sara Barton
Corporate Relations Officer: Lisa Eavy 

The Business Engagement team facilitates mutually beneficial relationships with corporations on behalf of the university. This may include connecting corporations with faculty to provide a beneficial research engagement, providing opportunities for corporations to provide meaningful support to programs, creating agreements with corporations to help provide educational opportunities for their employees, and also connecting the corporations with our students for future employees.


Student Success Center  


285 University Pavilion
(810) 762-3085
Fax: (810) 762-3024
E-mail: studentsuccessflint@umich.edu

Director: Dawn Markell, Ph.D
Assistant Director: Becky Armour Standel, M.Ed
Academic Advisors: Ryan Ashley, Margaret Golembiewski
Academic Success Specialists: Nemar Jackson, Mary Ann Kost, Roy Shavers

Student Career Advancement & Success: Antonio Riggs, EdS

Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction Coordinator: Michael B. Kassel, Ph.D.

The Student Success Center (SSC) provides a supportive and collaborative environment that places an emphasis on students’ holistic development to assist them in accomplishing their personal, academic, and professional goals. The professional staff of the SSC is committed to facilitate students’ transition to the University of Michigan-Flint, to provide academic advising, to help students develop academic, financial, and support plans, to recommend campus resources, and to enhance students’ university experience both academically and socially.

Promoting student success is central to the mission of the SSC. The following services are available through the SSC:

·         Orientation for new students: www.umflint.edu/studentsuccess/orientation

·         Placement testing: www.umflint.edu/studentsuccess/placement-exam

·         Academic advising: www.umflint.edu/studentsuccess/advising

·         Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction: https://www.umflint.edu/studentsuccess/academic-support-services-0

Academic Advising

Appointments with our academic advisors are recommended. To make an appointment with an advisor, see our website: https://www.umflint.edu/studentsuccess/academic-advising.

Students who are exploring majors or are undecided about what major to choose should consult an academic advisor at the SSC.

Placement Testing

Placement testing for English (writing and reading), Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science are administered in the SSC. See our website for details on each of these exams: https://www.umflint.edu/studentsuccess/placement-exam

Academic Support Services

The Student Success Center (SSC) provides tutoring services free of charge to all UM-Flint students for a wide variety of core courses. Individual tutors provide one-on-one support, while walk-in tutors hold regular hours during which students are free to obtain tutorial assistance. Learning strategies tutors and technology tutors are also available on an individual basis; learning strategies tutors help students with study skills such as note-taking, time-management, reading comprehension, and test reviewing, while technology tutors help students with basic programs such as Microsoft Office, Blackboard, and other course-specific software.  All tutors are recommended and approved by UM-Flint faculty.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is also provided for specific courses during each academic semester. Supplemental Instruction is an academic support program, developed at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, in which trained SI Leaders attend specific courses and hold additional weekly study sessions to help students master both course content and study skills. SI courses are identified in the course schedule at the time of early enrollment.

Students may book individual appointments, as well as view the current SI and walk-in tutoring lab schedules on our website: https://www.umflint.edu/studentsuccess/academic-support-services-0 .

Student Veterans Resource Center


131 University Pavilion
(810) 424-5589
Email: dept.svrc@umich.edu

Program Manager: Helen Budd, MBA, MPA
Coordinator & Primary School Certifying Official: Michelle Smith

The Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) is located in 131 University Pavilion. The SVRC provides services for service members and veterans, as well as their spouses and dependents. Staff are available to assist with academic, financial, and transition support services, including information regarding the use of VA Educational Benefits. We have a wide network both on and off campus for referrals to a wide variety of services and programs. In addition to our services, we also have a student veteran’s lounge. The lounge area is home to four computer stations, printer, and television, as well as space to study and socialize while on campus.

Services include:

  • Assistance with the admission application process
  • Review of military transfer credit recommendations
  • Information about using financial aid
  • Liaison with other University departments
  • Veteran peer advising/mentoring program
  • Assistance using VA Educational Benefits or Tuition Assistance programs
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Support to student veterans organizations and community involvement
  • Priority registration

For additional details regarding the range of services we provide, please visit www.umflint.edu/studentveterans.            

Priority Registration

Continuing students identified as veterans may enroll on the first day that registration opens to graduates and seniors with 100+ credits, regardless of the students’ actual class standing.

In-State Tuition - Public Law 115-251

The University of Michigan-Flint will charge in-state tuition to any individual using educational assistance under either Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill® - Active Duty Program), Chapter 31 (Veterans Readiness & Employment), or Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill®), of Title 38, United States Code, and/or the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311 (b)(9)), or Chapter 35 (Dependent & Survivors Assistance (Dependents Education Assistance -DEA)) while attending the University of Michigan-Flint  (regardless of his/her formal state of residence).


Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, Section 3679 of Title 38, United States Code

The Department of Veterans Affairs strictly enforces policies governing the enrollment certification and payment of veterans’ educational benefits. Students receiving VA educational benefits need to be aware of the following information that will affect receipt of benefits while enrolled at the University of Michigan-Flint.

All students utilizing any VA education benefit are required to submit a Veteran’s Intent Form in the University of Michigan-Flint’s SIS portal for each semester that they wish to use their benefits.

The Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) already requests each student using the Post-9/11 GI Bill® to provide the Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) (mailed or emailed by the VA to the student) or the Statement of Benefits that eligible students may obtain from the Department of Veterans Affairs website (www.va.gov or www.ebenefits.va.gov).

A Covered Individual under Section 3679 of Title 38, U.S.C. is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under Chapter 31, Veterans Readiness & Employment, or Chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits.

The University of Michigan-Flint will permit any covered individual to attend or participate in the course of education from the date on which the individual provides to the University a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under Chapter 31 or Chapter 33** and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

  1. The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.
  2. 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

The institution will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities on any covered individual who is unable to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to delayed disbursement of funding from the VA under Chapter 31 or 33.  The institution will not require the covered individual to borrow additional funds.

Students with Post 9/11 GI Bill® eligibility of less than 100% will be required to pay the difference between their financial obligation and the amount expected from the VA prior to the established due date, unless other arrangements are made by mutual agreement with the University (including enrollment in the University’s payment plan).  The student will be responsible for late fees assessed to their unpaid portion.

Students using Veterans Readiness and Employment benefits are required to submit the Veteran’s Intent Form and a current electronic authorization from the VR&E Counselor must be on file with the Student Veterans Resource Center prior to the submission of an enrollment certification.  The students’ VR&E Counselors upload electronic authorizations directly to the Tungsten® system.  Students are responsible for payment of tuition and fees that are not covered by the VR&E program, as well as any late fees assessed to their unpaid portion.

** The University of Michigan-Flint recognizes that, due to the VA’s processing workload, students’ Chapter 33 eligibility information may not be available by the first day of the semester. Submission of any Chapter 33 student’s enrollment verification will not be delayed pending receipt of the eligibility information. Therefore, the SVRC asks students to provide the information as soon as it is available.

Withdrawing Due To Military Deployment

Students serving in the military while attending the university may, at some point, be deployed on State or Federal orders. Students should contact the Office of the Registrar to determine best options for either completing the semester or withdrawing. Students who are unable to complete the semester may choose to withdraw. Military orders with dates of deployment should be provided by the student.  Tuition and fees will be adjusted accordingly. Students who are receiving federal funds in addition to any military benefits should contact the Office of Financial Aid and the Veterans’ Resource Center.

Military Tuition Assistance

The University is authorized to accept federal military tuition assistance funding in accordance with the DoD Memorandum of Understanding.

Service members utilizing the military tuition assistance programs offered by the US Army, US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Coast Guard, US Air Force, and US Space Force must submit a copy of the approved authorization to the Student Veterans Resource Center and the Cashier’s Office.

Soldiers in the US Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard must request tuition assistance via the ArmyIgnitED portal no more than 60 days and NO LESS THAN 8 days prior to the start of each semester. Soldiers are entirely responsible for requesting FTA in ArmyIgnitEd! according to the Army’s specifications and timelines, and must contact both the Student Veterans Resource Center and their Army Education Service Officer in advance. Soldiers are required to use the course start and end dates in the ArmyIgnitEd! portal. IMPORTANT: Special attention must be paid to course schedules when selecting course start dates.

Michigan Army and Air National Guard members may request additional tuition assistance from the Michigan National Guard State Tuition Assistance Program (MINGSTAP). This program reimburses qualifying students after each semester for tuition and fees not covered by federal tuition assistance or GI Bill® benefits. The application in the MINGSTAP portal must be submitted each year. Members have 14 days from the start of the semester to apply for MINGSTAP; however, it is highly advised to apply before the semester begins. Contact the Student Veterans Resource Center for  more information. Members may contact MINGSTAP directly at MINGSTAP@michigan.gov.


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at benefits.va.gov/gibill.


Urban Institute for Racial, Economic and Environmental Justice (UIREEJ)


217 University Center
(810) 762-3045

Executive Director: Jan Furman, Ph.D.
Managing Director:  Nathaniel McClain, Ed.D.
Administrative Assistant Sr.:  Mai Lee

The Urban Institute for Racial, Economic and Environmental Justice epitomizes UM-Flint’s commitment to thriving local communities in the areas of youth education, health care equity, economic advancement, environmental sustainability, urban planning, and areas of public sector need. The Institute brings faculty and university staff into collaboration with grassroots community organizations.  It facilitates university student internships in local agencies and promotes research that addresses real-world issues:   

  1. Creating University-Community Partnerships.  The Urban Institute works on multiple fronts to (1) facilitate community-based participatory research (CBPR) for faculty and staff across the university and (2) cultivate community allies and partnerships. 

  2. Supporting Student Internships.   Undergraduates partner with a community organization to develop a community project, which addresses a need. This type of public project initiative gives students a chance to work with community partners and engage in leadership opportunities and other practices that enhance their communities while deepening their commitment to public advocacy.  Students have one year to develop projects.  At the end of the year, they present the practical implications of their work and its impact on the community during the annual UIREEJ conference. Internships give undergraduates the opportunity to develop peer mentor relationships with one another, support each other throughout their time at the university, and engage in developmental activities that bolster understanding of themselves and the principles of social justice. 

As an important anchor institution in the city, the Urban Institute is uniquely situated to take the lead in joining with other local institutions and community organizations to build the ecosystems and networks that support vibrant communities.