Community Living at Michigan (CLAM)

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Welcome to the University Housing Community 

"Welcome to Michigan" banner at the Union

Welcome to your community! It is our sincere hope that you will find your residence comfortable, and that your stay will be mutually beneficial to you and your community. It is often said that some of the most important learning occurring in the university setting takes place outside the classroom. Much of that learning occurs during the interactions and exchanges that take place among residents in University Housing.

In University Housing, you will find many people with interests similar to your own. You will also find people who are different from you. The diversity of appearances, beliefs and expectations is astounding, wonderful and sometimes intimidating. University Housing strives to create an environment in which positive relationships with all these people, similar and dissimilar, can thrive. 

Mission of University Housing

The mission of University Housing is to create and sustain diverse learning-centered residential communities that further the goals of the University. Through partnership with others, we provide quality programs, services, and facilities for those we serve.

Living at Michigan Credo

The University of Michigan is a special place. It is an educational community designed to foster freedom of thought and unconventional, even uncomfortable, opinions. It attempts to provide an environment conducive to inquiry, in which innovation and creativity are nurtured. Part of this openness to ideas is an acceptance and appreciation of diverse cultures from around the country and around the world—an allowance not only for people to be different, but a recognition that such diversity is the vital core of University life. University Housing is committed to an inclusive, sensitive, socially just and humane community in our residence halls and apartments. Many students use their college years to explore and develop their personal identity and values. We believe this exploration can best take place in an environment that is open to and respectful of individuals across the spectrum of human differences and distinctions. It is the responsibility of every member of the Housing community, staff and students alike, to work to create and maintain such an environment. We pledge to work collectively to examine our values and conduct, and to question those values when they reflect an origin of fear, anger, or ignorance. Acts of bigotry are acts of hatred against us all, and they will not be condoned or tolerated. We must all share in the responsibility of confronting unacceptable behavior, and in providing an example of involved citizenship. We continue to strive towards fulfilling our ideals. Join us in this affirmation of our common humanity. University Housing supports and follows University guidelines with respect to discrimination, harassment, bullying, bias and fair treatment in employment, educational programs, activities, policy enforcement, and assignments.

Residents are expected to act in accordance with the university’s non-discrimination statement and The Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Members of the University community who have concerns that they have been impacted by discrimination, harassment, bullying, bias or unfair treatment by an employee, resident, or visitor of University Housing can report their concern in the following ways:

Within any on-campus residential community

Student Staff: Diversity Peer Educator (DPE) or Resident Advisor (RA) 

RAs and DPEs serve as a resource to support students who are targeted because of their social identities by responding to potential bias or behaviors that negatively affect the community and campus climate. For guidance on how to contact an RA or DPE, please ask a staff member at the Community Center or call the nightly duty phone number located at the Community Center.

Professional Staff: Hall Director or Community Center Manager

Residents can stop by their office spaces within the communities or find their individual contact information by going to http://housing.umich.edu/staff-directory

On-Campus Resources

● Diversity and Inclusion in Housing at diversityandinclusion@umich.edu

● Bias Response Team at 734.615.BIAS (2427)

● Dean of Students Office at DeanofStudents@umich.edu

● Anonymously at https://umich-advocate.symplicity.com/care_report/