Student Life Research

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The University of Michigan is committed to transforming our students’ education by extending academic excellence from the classroom into real-world experiences that develop a global purview and a creative, entrepreneurial mindset.

Student Life Research conducts research for the Division of Student Life. Student Life Research is a resource for many University of Michigan departments and units for such tasks as the creation of assessment tools, data collection, dissemination of results, and expanding our knowledge about UM students. Primarily, the activities of Student Life Research focus on the following areas:

  • Gathering and disseminating information regarding UM students, and
  • Serving as a consultant to those UM departments and units within and outside of the Division of Student Life who engage in research and assessment on UM students, particularly regarding student life issues.

The long term vision for Student Life Research includes:

  1. Implementation of a conceptual research design which includes both longitudinal and cross-classification research.
  2. Regular collection of student opinion data concerning current issues, and
  3. Sharing information about students with a larger audience in order to help the University better educate these students.

Learn more about Student Life Research!

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Every Gift Matters     
Student Life is committed to student learning and the development of the whole student. We facilitate transformation and enrich education through new opportunities for learning and development; fostering an environment for the success of all community members; developing a deeper understanding of ourselves and others on an inclusive campus; enabling students to practice positive physical, emotional, social, intellectual, mental, and spiritual health; preparing students to succeed during and after their university experience; resolving complex issues through advocacy, services, and compliance; and providing programs and facilities for the physical, social, psychological, academic, and recreational needs of the campus community. 

To do all this, and much more, Student Life needs your support—every gift matters.

Your Contribution

Your gifts of cash, pledges, or appreciated securities will enhance the experience of all University of Michigan students. Wills, estate, and planned gifts allow you to create a lasting legacy that will allow our students to grow and thrive for generations to come. Thank you for giving to the University of Michigan.  


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Planned Gifts

Legacy gifts from generous alumni and friends provide the future support needed to achieve the University’s long-term commitment to excellence. A bequest is the easiest and most tangible way to accomplish this. If you have already included Student Life in your estate plans, but have not previously notified us, please let us know. We would like to properly thank you for your support, ensure your wishes are met, and plan with you for the future.

To learn more about these opportunities to support Student Life, please contact Student Life Development at 734-647-7309 or email [email protected].