The three University Unions buildings serve as "homes" to many student organizations. Getting involved in a student organization is a great way to learn skills that may not be available as part of a formal academic curriculum and have fun at the same time!
University Unions houses and provides a comprehensive array of offices and services to assist student organizations. Maize Pages serves as the University of Michigan's online directory of over 1,200 student organizations. To get involved visit the Center for Campus Involvement in the Michigan Union.
Student Life allows student organizations to apply for office space through the Office Space Allocation Committee (OSAC). Designated spaces are assigned in the Michigan League, Michigan Union, Pierpont Commons, and Trotter Multicultural Center. The assignment of office space to a student organization in these facilities is considered to be a privilege, not a right.
Any MSA-recognized student organization can reserve a meeting room in the unions. For event planning in any of the union buildings please check out this helpful student meeting planning guide.
The Unions also house several organization support services, all dedicated to helping student organizations to achieve their goals and realize their visions.
Student Organization Accounts Services (SOAS) is an active partner in helping your organization. Services include those you might expect of any financial institution; managing your accounts (including monthly itemized statements of activity), space reservations, and assistance with University purchasing. In addition to helping you manage your account SOAS can help you search for funding.
Center for Campus Involvement
Center for Campus Involvement (the Center) manages several services for student organizations including the SORC and STAC. The Center also offers many co-sponsorship opportunities.
The Center for Campus Involvement also spearheads leadership education programs and promotes student organization initiatives. The team works with students from a wide variety of academic disciplines, backgrounds, and co-curricular involvements with their personal and group goals, events and collaborations. The Center's programs include "LeaderShape ®," "Intercultural Leadership Seminar," and "Leadership Connection." The Center also hosts three student organization recruitment fairs (Festifall, Northfest and Winterfest) which allow students to Get Involved on-campus, discover numerous resources, and find out about campus events and opportunities.
Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) provides low-cost campus publicity resources to student organizations and university departments.
The Student Theatre Arts Complex (STAC) is a division of the Center for Campus Involvement dedicated to the support of co-curricular student theatrical organizations. The building consists of a scenery shop, costume shop, three rehearsal spaces, offices, and storage areas. Student groups renting the facility receive technical support, access to tools and materials, use of stock scenery, dedicated storage, and drafting facilities.
Phone: (734) 764-7585
Location: 1201 Kipke Dr., near Crisler Arena and the Michigan Stadium. On the Commuter and Night Owl bus routes.
Hours: (September through April) Monday-Friday 6pm to midnight; Saturday 10am to 3pm (appointment only); Sunday 10am to midnight.
Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs and the W.M. Trotter Multicultural Center serve as resources of support for diverse student populations in our campus community.
A Guide to Using University Unions Facilities: Guide to planning a student organization event.
OSAC Selection Information
Every year, a list of student organizations that have tentatively been approved for office space will be posted here. Decisions of a facility's Office Space Allocation Committee may be appealed to an Appeals Committee.
The link to the appeals form is:
Grounds for appeal shall be limited to non-allocation of office space by a student organization that believes it otherwise properly followed office space allocation procedures, or an administrative or procedural oversight that may have affected the office space allocation outcome.
An appeal must be submitted in writing by the president, chairperson or equivalent (authorized signer). In the space provided, the appealing organization should explain why they believe they should be granted an appeal. Appeals will be reviewed within five business days of the Appeals deadline by the Appeals Committee.