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Semester in Detroit (SiD) enables undergraduate students from all three U-M campuses (Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint) and Grand Valley State University to live, learn and intern in the city of Detroit through an immersive, cohort-based urban studies program. SiD's Detroit-focused curriculum is the only U-M program that holds classes with students from all three U-M campuses learning together in the same classroom. Guided by our foundational principles of respect, solidarity and justice, our students develop substantive, long-term and mutually-beneficial relationships with the people, communities and grassroots organizations of Detroit.

Your Gifts at Work

"Donations to these Semester in Detroit funds make our immersive, and community-engaged urban studies program accessible to students who might not otherwise be able to afford such a transformative experience." –Craig Regester, SiD Associate Director and Lecturer

Giving Opportunities

Semester in Detroit General Support Fund (315785)

Semester in Detroit is an initiative created and driven by students. In the fall of 2006, four U-M undergraduate students set out to create a program that would fulfill their vision of applied education, community engagement and social justice. In 2008, their vision became the Semester in Detroit Program. For 15 years, our mission has been to engage U-M undergraduates in substantive, sustained and reciprocal relationships with the people and communities of the City of Detroit. Gifts to our strategic fund will help to strengthen our program for the next generation of UM students.

General Gordon Baker Jr. Memorial Scholarship (798729)

Funds support students participating in the U-M Semester in Detroit Program. Awardees will be selected by how well they embody the spirit and principles of General Baker, a long-time Detroit labor and community activist who passed away in May 2014.

Samuel N. Levine Support Fund (327107)

This Fund makes the Semester in Detroit experience possible for students who would not otherwise be able to participate due to financial constraints. The Fund honors the legacy of Samuel N. Levine and his lifelong commitment to both educational opportunity and the City of Detroit.

Louis Siegel Memorial Fund (701965) 

The Fund will be used to support undergraduate Semester in Detroit students who were born in a country other than the United States or are the children of those born in a country other than the United States, with a preference for students who are the first in their family to attend college.

Thank you for supporting Semester in Detroit!