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Join the YAC

Members of the LSA Young Alumni Council (LSA YAC) are ambassadors of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts who deeply believe in the value of their liberal arts education, engage meaningfully with the college and within their communities, and work to create a culture of giving among LSA’s young alumni.

Being involved with the LSA YAC not only helps members connect with other LSA young alumni, but also maintains a meaningful connection between the alum and LSA. Participation extends the sense of community beyond Ann Arbor to groups across the country. Many LSA YAC members become involved by mentoring current students, volunteering locally, planning social events, and promoting internships for LSA students. Sign up below!

When did the YAC begin?

LSA YAC was formed in 2011 with the idea that young alumni should be more engaged in the life of the college. Beginning in Southeast Michigan, the regions quickly expanded to include Chicago, New York City, and Washington, D.C. 

The LSA YAC now expands the country where they continue to engage with peers from interdisciplinary backgrounds and foster an extension of the U-M LSA community post-graduation.


What engagement opportunities are there for YAC members?

The Council brings its mission to life by 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.

What do typical council activities look like?

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.

Who do I contact for more information?

Contact Anna Thompson, LSA YAC Manager, for more information.