Every HSSP student participates in a Student Programming Committee as part of their HSSP experience. This gives students the opportunity to create programs and activities for their community that are fun and interesting to them. It also gives students experience in planning events, working as a team to accomplish goals, and a great way to make friends throughout the HSSP community! Each committee is advised by a Resident Advisor and supported by Peer Advisors to help students answer questions and utilize resources along the way.
There are six different committees that students will be placed in by ordered preference:
Social Identity and Awareness
The Social Identity and Awareness (SIA) committee seeks to empower HSSP students to recognize the role that social identities and issues play in our own lives, in healthcare, and beyond. By hosting events and discussions focused on diversity and social change, SIA works to ensure that all HSSP students feel included and welcome in our community.
Health and Wellness
The Health and Wellness committee focuses on creating opportunities for students to build and maintain their physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. The goal is for students to be balanced and healthy, so that they can maintain focus and clarity through their other academic and occupational aspirations.
The Community Service committee creates opportunities for HSSP students to serve the surrounding community and learn more about civic engagement and personal responsibility. Many of our HSSP students have been active in community service opportunities prior to coming to the University of MIchigan and the Community Service committee gives them the opportunity to continue those activities or find new ways to serve. This committee will also serve as an organization point for HSSP group service opportunities (Alternative Spring Break, Dance Marathon, and Relay for Life)
Leadership and Development
Leadership and Development committee provides fun and engaging educational and professional development opportunities for the HSSP community. This group will connect students with campus resources, bring in educational speakers and panels, and provide many opportunities for students to engage with the educational mission of HSSP. Additionally, this committee will have the opportunity to collaborate with other committees throughout the year in order to provide a well-rounded experience for its members and the HSSP community as a whole.
Alumni and Student Outreach
The Alumni and Student Outreach committee works together to create opportunities for HSSP alumni and potential HSSP students to engage with the current program cohort. This committee works to create various approaches to connect with alumni and develop mentorship opportunities for current students. This group also participates in events that promote potential students who will gain and contribute the most to our community.
The Community Building Committee creates exciting programs to bring students together. Through socials on and off-campus, Community Building works to create opportunities for memories, mingling, and friendships that make HSSP a small community within a large university.
Events Planning Council
The Events Planning Council (EPC) is an elected board and student representatives similar to a hall or student council. This group is given a budget each year to help fund HSSP community events and programs. The EPC receives program proposals and reviews them for opportunities to fund and promote the events. Being a part of the EPC is a great way to gain more leadership experiences and a another way HSSPers can create the type of community they would like to be a part of.
HSSP's live-in student staff provides support and mentorship for all HSSP residents, lead and/or coordinated program events, and help make HSSP a fun and supportive environment for students to live and learn.