Featured on this page are student organizations our trainees are involved in. Getting involved in a student organization is a great way to practice your leadership skills, meet people who share the same interests as you, serve the community, and have fun. For more information or details on how to join, email the contacts provided.
The primary function of AMS is to assist all students in their successful completion of the Ph.D. by offering activities and support which will meet academic, social and professional needs in an atmosphere of cultural context and comfort.
Professional Development, DEI, Community Building, Outreach, Skill Building
AWIS is a graduate student-run organization that supports individuals in STEM and sets the stage for professional success by fostering connections between female scientists and trainees working in all employee sectors.
Professional Development, Skill Building
The African Graduate Students’ Association (AGSA) serves as a social, academic, and professional network for African graduate students and their allies from all schools at the University of Michigan.
Community Building, Networking, Professional Development
Biomedical Graduate Student Government * NEW
The purpose of BGSG is to promote and represent the interests of graduate students in the biomedical sciences. They provide an organized way for graduate students to voice their opinions on their education and to provide services and programs which enhance their graduate experiences.
DFB is a graduate student-led organization with the mission to ensure that the next generation of biologists learn the core concepts of developmental biology and are made aware of the opportunities that exist to pursue a career in the sciences regardless of their race, gender, and socioeconomic status.
Outreach, Education, DEI, Professional Development
ESPA is an interdisciplinary group of undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, faculty and staff that aim to promote the participation of research scientists in policy and advocacy. They provide training to develop effective science advocacy and communication as well as comprehension and analysis of science policy.
Policy, Advocacy, Professional Development
The mission of GSBES is to recruit and retain Black graduate students in science and engineering through outreach and advocacy.
Professional Development, Outreach, DEI, Community Building
MIDNA Day is an outreach organization comprised of early-career scientists who travel to Michigan high schools and teach interactive lessons about genetics and technology to students across the state.
K-12 Education, Science Communication, Outreach, DEI, Community Building
Our chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is part of a national organization created to prevent suicide and provide hope for those affected by suicide. Our chapter serves UM students by advocating for mental health, raising and allocating funds for resources and suicide prevention tools, and organizing our annual Out of the Darkness walks.
Outreach, Mental Health, Community Building, Suicide Prevention
SOAR is an interdisciplinary group of scientists, students, and professors that share the common goal of scientific outreach. SOAR uses research, education, and outreach to destigmatize the topic of addiction in the local community.
Outreach, Community Building, Mentorship
SEEK aims to inspire engagement and academic exploration in the sciences by leveraging the mentorship and time of UM graduate students to provide academic support in local high-need, low-resource elementary classrooms.
K-12 Education, Outreach, Science Communication, DEI
SACNAS at UMich is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of under represented scientists in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.
Professional Development, DEI, Community Building