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Leadership Opportunities

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 Student Leadership Committee:  Student leads meet weekly with each other and assigned OS staff to plan/carry out their respective duties listed below. They coordinate other OS volunteer engagement in their work, take part in OS Student Leadership Team meetings twice per term, and also report activities by attending the OS Student Advisory Board meetings (twice per term).

The OS Student Leadership Committees help lead in the following areas. Students must apply for these positions.

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 in November of their junior year.

Event Planning:  This committee works in the brainstorming, conceptualization, and coordination of social events to reinforce the OS community. 

Social Media:  Members will actively participate in forming and carrying out the social media strategy of OS through our Facebook and Instagram pages. They bring ideas and creative energy to the social media platforms. 

Recruitment: These OS students reach out to U-M faculty teaching OS pre-req courses, student organizations, and residential staff to organize recruitment events.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: These OS students work with the recruitment team to diversify the applicant pool; assist the event planning team to create inclusive events for the entire OS community, and develop a more inclusive curriculum through engagement with OS faculty.


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 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 Service Coordinator (Bryan Adato, 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 Chief Administrator (Melissa Eljamal, to join.

OS Graduation Committee: The OS Graduation Committee consists of a group of seniors and staff working together to plan program-specific graduation events. Students will help plan essential ceremony details such as the Keynote Speaker and Student Speakers, along with social and cohort bonding, end-of-term events. Students can contact the Events and Communications Coordinator (Chelsea Williams, to join.