Michigan Union Board of Representatives

What Can You Do For Your Union?


Apply for the Michigan Union Board of Representatives (MUBR) and find out!

Spring Applications due 5:00pm, March 14, 2018.

MUBR serves as an advisory board to the Director of the Michigan Union, and makes recommendations in the following areas:

  • Awarding scholarships to student employees

  • Michigan Union facilities planning, including preparing for the Union Renovation

  • Allocating Storage Space for Student Organizations

  • Reviewing current artwork for continued display; Purchasing art for the Union

The purpose of the Michigan Union is to  enhance the quality of campus life and contribute to the complete educational experience of students at the University of Michigan; it serves to  unite students, faculty, staff, and alumni by providing opportunities for interaction and the cultivation of loyalty to the University. The Michigan Union Board of Representatives functions in an advisory capacity to the Director of the Michigan Union, and works to accomplish the objectives of the Michigan Union.

Responsibilities of Board Members:  If appointed, Board members will be expected to:
  • Attend all full Board meetings.
  • Attend all committee meetings.
  • To serve as a communications link between the Michigan Union and students, faculty, staff, and alumni; to represent and be accountable to these constituencies in the formulation of Michigan Union policy guidance; and to actively promote and develop the role of each constituency in the activities of the Michigan Union.

Along with the above list of responsibilities, MUBR student Board members are afforded the opportunities to:

  • Gain leadership experience.
  • Work together with other students, faculty, staff, and alumni on assorted Union issues.
  • Gain practical experience in the areas of policy setting, public relations, and long-term planning.

The Board meets on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. Meetings typically last 2 hours. Meetings during the spring and summer terms may be called on an as needed basis.  Committees meet bi-weekly for approximately one to two hours, with additional meetings as needed. 

Time Commitment: 

Experience has shown that, in order to fulfill their responsibilities, board members spend an average of roughly one hour per week on Board-related activities.  Committee Chairs spend between one and two hours per week while the Chair and Vice Chair spend approximately four to six hours per week on Board-related affairs.  It should be noted that these are average and that the amount of time spent on Board activities in any given week will vary with the issues being discussed.

Selection Process for Student at Large Positions: 

Applications will be accepted through 5:00pm, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. A selection committee made up of MUBR members will screen these applications.  Applicants will be notified shortly thereafter as to whether or not they will be given further consideration for a position and, if so, an interview will be scheduled. Please check your email for potential interview requests! If you have any questions, please contact Nick Schmidt (nickschm@umich.edu).

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