MULTI-ETHNIC STUDENT AFFAIRS (MESA)
As a unit in Student Life, the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) uses the lens
of race and ethnicity to engage the campus community and transform the student
experience to build inclusive spaces and equitable opportunities for all. We strive to
achieve our vision of a diverse and vibrant campus community where all members are
embraced, nurtured, and free to achieve their definition of success.
COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES (CAPS)
CAPS is committed to creating an environment based on our values of multicultural,
multi-disciplinary and multi-theoretical practices that allow our diverse student body to
access care, receive high quality services and take positive pathways to mental health.
We also strive to find creative ways of reaching out to students and the UM community
to nurture and develop a proactive, renewed sense of engagement throughout
SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES (SSD)
The mission of the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities is to support
the University’s commitment to equity and diversity by providing support services
and academic accommodations to students with disabilities. We share information,
promote awareness of disability issues, and provide support of a decentralized
system of access for students within the University community.
SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION & AWARENESS CENTER (SAPAC)
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) is committed to the
belief that all people have the right to live free of violence and the fear of violence.
SAPAC promotes social change and activism on two levels: through the professional
services we provide to the University of Michigan community, and through student
leadership development wherein students help students as peers. We believe that
people of all identities must work together to eradicate sexual assault, stalking, sexual
harassment, and intimate partner violence and that this necessitates activism in many
areas, including education, advocacy, crisis-intervention, safety-building, bystander
intervention, and policy development.
With sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as our framework,
the Spectrum Center is committed to enriching the campus experience and
developing students as individuals and as members of communities. Our work is
accomplished through a student-centered, intersectional lens. The Spectrum
Center envisions an inclusive campus community free of discrimination in all forms
where social justice inspires community engagement and equity.