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Student Organizations

The Department of Sociology sponsors two undergraduate student organizations, both recognized by Central Student Government:


Undergraduate Sociology Association (USA)

All students majoring in sociology are members of the Undergraduate Sociology Association (USA).  USA's mission is to enrich the connection between students, graduate students, faculty, and staff members in the department. Each year the department takes applications from majors interested in serving on the Department of Sociology's Undergraduate Programming Board, which helps the department identify potential program topics that would be of interest to students, serves as program ambassadors to prospective majors, and provides feedback to the department about the curriculum and other issues that may arise.


First-Generation College Students @ Michigan

First-Generation College Students @ Michigan (First-Gens) is open to all U-M students. The group is dedicated to recognizing, raising awareness of, and resolving the needs of undergraduate first-generation college students on the University of Michigan's campus. First-Gens meets weekly and plans events designed to increase the transparency of information available to undergraduates as they navigate university life. The group also networks with other first-generation-friendly organizations on campus and provides opportunities for mentoring.

For information about First-Gens meetings or events, please email

Read a recent Michigan Daily opinion piece by recent LSA alumna Serena Hinz on the University's response to the presence of first-generation college students on U-M's campus.