“With every action or interaction, we strive to be the best place for the best alumni to volunteer” -Samantha Lemmen, LSA YAC Manager
LSA YAC was formed in 2011 with the idea that young alumni should be more engaged in the life of the College. LSA young alumni have come together to form Councils in regions across the country where they continue to engage with peers from interdisciplinary backgrounds and foster an extension of the U-M LSA community post-graduation.
Beginning in Southeast Michigan, the regions quickly expanded to include Chicago, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Council members plan events, strategize, and set goals for what they want to accomplish throughout the year. Typical activities include social, volunteering, and fundraising events. Some regions also incorporate professional development workshops and host notable LSA alumni speakers.
The Council brings its mission to life by mentoring current students, inspiring conversations about the liberal arts, engaging employers in internship opportunities for LSA students, and fundraising for the LSA Fund for Student Internships and the LSA Fund for Scholarships.
As LSA’s young alumni continue to populate regions across the country, the number of active LSA YAC groups continues to increase. Over the past two years, LSA YAC regions have been established in Seattle, Boston, and Los Angeles.