Student Leadership

Organizational Studies has always prided itself on its community atmosphere. We also believe in the role of our students as citizens of the program.  As part of our commitment to our community and citizenship, we create opportunities for our students to advance their knowledge, apply their learning, and give back to the program. Below you will find a list of ways that you can become involved in the OS community:

OS Joint Faculty/Staff meetings: Two seniors serve as student representatives at joint faculty/staff meetings held in September and January. Students must apply for these positions.

OS Leadership Committee:  Two seniors serve as student representatives to the OS Leadership Committee, which consists of alumni donors who support Organizational Studies through internships, scholarships, and speaking opportunities. Students participate in the annual fall business meeting of the OS Leadership Committee meeting. Students must apply to join the OS Leadership Committee in April prior to the meeting.

OS Peer Mentors: Two OS seniors assist incoming juniors in the development of their Pathways statement, help create social programming for the OS student body, and assist in recruiting new students to the program. OS peer mentors are paid employees of the OS program and hold office hours 4-5 hours per week. Students must apply for the peer mentorship positions during the fall semester of their junior year.

The following committees do not require an application.  You can sign up to become involved during our annual March General Interest Survey or by contacting the individual listed below each committee name:

OS Event Planning Committee:  This committee works with OS peer mentors in the brainstorming, conceptualization, and coordination of social events to reinforce the OS community.  Students can contact the OS Peer Mentors (os.peermentors@umich.edu) to join.

OS Recruitment Coordinators: These OS students are paid to reach out to U-M faculty teaching OS pre-req courses, student organizations, and residential staff to organize recruitment events. They work with OS recruitment committee members (see below) to staff these events. Students must apply for these positions.

OS Recruitment Committee: Students involved on this committee will represent the OS program to prospective students and faculty candidates. Committee members present at the LSA Concentration Fair, OS Info Night, outreach presentations in dorms and at targeted student groups.  Committee members also attend faculty job talks and faculty candidate lunches with staff.   Students can contact the Student Services Coordinator (joecjohn@umich.edu) to join.

OS Student Advisory Board: The OS Student Advisory Board is designed to be a forum for communication about the various activities in OS between our students.  In addition, the Board provides a sounding board for OS faculty, staff, and students who would like feedback on their ideas.  Students can contact the Key Administrator (Melissa Eljamal; eljamalm@umich.edu) to join.