A superior LSA undergraduate experience involves learning inside and outside of the classroom. LSA offers many programs and opportunities both on and off campus that will stimulate your imagination and expand your horizons. Explore some of the on-campus volunteer programs offered below and then head to the Maize Pages to find a student organization that interests you.
Project Community (SOC 225) - Take this opportunity to engage in community service and active learning, grow in social responsibility, develop critical thinking skills, and examine your personal values. This program connects students to individuals in the community who experience social inequalities and encourages them to learn with, from and about those people.
Project Outreach (PSYCH 211) - Learn about psychology in action, explore your interests, and provide meaningful service to people in the Ann Arbor community and beyond.
Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) - A social justice program, IGR blends theory and experiential learning to facilitate a deeper understanding of social group identity, social inequality, and intergroup relations. This program will prepare you to live and work in our diverse world and to make choices that advance equity, justice, and peace.
The Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning - Engage in positive change through social justice education, leadership, and meaningful service experiences in your community. You will partner with faculty and staff to create learning opportunities that connect socially just community engagement experiences to coursework, research, and academic programs.
Theme Semesters - Providing intellectual and cultural immersion in a particular topic, you can combine coursework with related activities like lectures, museum exhibits, music or theater performances, and film series. True to U-M's public mission, theme semester events are generally open to the public and are frequently done in collaboration with community organizations.
In the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, research is the driving force behind exploration, new discoveries, and a deeper understanding of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Partnering with a faculty member to research topics of interest is a powerful way to learn about a particular academic subject or discipline and to understand the issues and practices that define academic inquiry. While most interested students undertake research in their majors department, there are also campus-wide programs that permit students, including those who haven't declared a major, to pursue research.