Ginsberg Center Student Advisory Board

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The Student Advisory Board provides feedback and support that advances the work of the Ginsberg Center and broader community engagement at the University of Michigan. During monthly meetings, board members will provide input on programs, initiatives, and direction of the Ginsberg Center, and provide feedback for other university community engagement efforts. Student Advisory Board members represent Ginsberg Center programs and initiatives, student organizations (particularly those who focus on service, social justice, advocacy, and/or activism), and the campus at large. Throughout their time on the board, members remain active on campus, promote the ideals of the Ginsberg Center, and represent Ginsberg at the University and beyond.


The Board is composed of 15-21 student leaders representing multiple identities, diverse experiences, and a range of involvement in student organizations (particularly those that focus on service, advocacy, and/or political activism) at the University of Michigan. Members are selected through an application process in the winter term.


Student members are expected to make a minimum one academic year commitment and attend Student Advisory Board meetings four times a semester and Student Leader orientation in September.

Past Projects

In the past, the Ginsberg Center Student Advisory Board has projects like the Graduation Social Responsibility Pledge and involved the Ginsberg Center more heavily in U of M’s orientation program. The board has recently provided input and feedback on the Ginsberg Center’s recent strategic plan, organizational restructuring, marketing and recruitment strategies, and budget priorities. Members of the Student Advisory Board have also served on various Ginsberg committees, such as the grant selection committee and hiring committees.

Join Ginsberg Center for a Student Advisory Board Meeting

If you are planning a community-engaged initiative (project, course, program, etc.) and want student input and/or feedback, you’re invited to come talk with Ginsberg’s SAB. Reach out to Gabbi Wassilak (gwerner) if you would like to learn more about this opportunity.

Application Process

We are currently accepting applications for the 2023-24 Student Advisory Board. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 14th. The application can be found here

Questions?  Please contact us at

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The student leaders I've met are some of the most impressive, inspiring students I've encountered on campus. - Grace Judge, '17

On the Student Advisory Board, I feel like I'm connected to a diverse community of students that are as excited about their work with community as I am, and this passion can be such a powerful place for growth, collaboration and conversation.
- Katherine Rouen, '16