The FYE Student Advisory Board, made up of students experiencing their first year and students recently out of their first year, will serve as liaison to the first year community, amplifying the needs of first year students and proposing program ideas that will address those needs. The Advisory Board will attend approximately monthly meetings where they will review, react to, and provide feedback on FYE's program ideas, content, processes, and delivery modes.
The Board is composed of 8-10 first-year, second-year, and transfer students representing multiple identities, diverse experiences, and a range of involvement and interest in co-curricular experiences at the University of Michigan.
Student members are expected to make a minimum of an academic year commitment and attend Student Advisory Board meetings approximately bi-weekly during the academic year and kickoff/closing meetings each semester.
The applicaiton for the Student Advisory Board is available here. The application will close September 24. In addition to filling out the application form, interested students will need to attend one of five half-hour virtual information sessions offered on the following dates:
- Monday, September 13, 2021 4:30pm
- Wednesday, September 15, 2021 9:00am
- Wednesday, September 22, 2021 7:00pm
- Friday, September 24, 2021 12:00pm
- Monday, September 27, 2021 9:00am
Benefits to Members
The FYE Advisory Board serves as a space for students to build community with one another and hone skills in advocacy, critical thinking, and program development. Members will gain experience providing feedback and working in collaboration with other students as well as University staff. Members will have access to staff with a variety of educational and occupational backgrounds and will become acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of Higher Ed professionals.
Meetings 2021-2022: All meetings will take place on Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00pm Eastern Time. Meeting locations will vary and some meetings may be virtual.
- October 6, 2021
- October 27, 2021
- November 10, 2021
- December 8, 2021
- January 12, 2021
- February 9, 2021
- February 23, 2021
- March 23, 2021
- April 13, 2021* optional year-end meeting