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Student Advisory Group on Engagement (SAGE)


SAGE is a unique leadership opportunity for undergraduate students from an array of disciplines across campus. SAGE members receive professional training and consulting experience while working with the Office of Community-Engaged Academic Learning (CEAL) to expand and improve U-M community-based learning (CBL) opportunities.  


COLLABORATE with faculty, staff, and students (both undergraduate and graduate) to create and enhance engaged learning opportunities.
DEVELOP key transferable skills and competencies by working in teams, co-designing workshops, leading focus groups, conducting research, and designing & implementing new initiatives.
TRANSFORM U-M engaged teaching and learning by leading initiatives to integrate student voice, ideas and experiences.


Each year SAGE members work on projects within one of three areas (listed below with examples):

1- Program and Course Evaluation: Facilitate focus groups with students.
2- Outreach and Communications: Create resources for peers interested in CBL opportunities.
3- Course Design Consultation: Provide feedback to graduate students designing community-based courses.


In exchange for their time and energy, SAGE members:

  • Receive ongoing professional development in areas of personal, civic, and career growth.
  • Connect with a network of like-minded scholars across LS&A and the University.
  • Present their work at conferences and learn from peers at other institutions across the country.
  • Have the opportunity to publish their experiences in undergraduate online journals.


Interested? Download the application at the link below or contact us at or 734-615-1624

SAGE Application (PDF)