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Student Organizations

The University of Michigan is home to over 1,600 student organizations.

Browse the University’s Maize Pages for a complete list of student organizations, and preview a small selection those with particular relevance to art and design students below.

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DigiPaint nurtures students throughout their digital painting journey by fostering a sense of community where artists of all levels can grow and form meaningful connections with like-minded individuals. We support each other through social and professional events where students can hone their skills and their careers through workshops, art challenges and critique, casual painting jams and professional networking opportunities. Website / MaizePages / Community Discord

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Hopelessly Yellow

Hopelessly Yellow is an Instagram and website duo that promotes mental health and spreads positivity through writing, music, and art. Founded in 2020, Hopelessly Yellow revolves around the little things: the yellow things. The sea of maize and blue spirit on a Saturday morning, the cotton-candied Ann Arbor skies, or laughing so hard that your stomach hurts. We agree that yellow is a state of mind, and we want to share that idea. Hopelessly Yellow exists to cover anything and everything, good and bad: it is a lifestyle. In a world with so much hopelessness, we want to highlight the Hopelessly Yellow times - the small moments that make you really excited and grateful to be alive.

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MA:E Magazine

MA:E Magazine is an interest-based publication and creative collective that focuses on the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) community at the University of Michigan. Our mission is to provide a space for members to engage, express, and empower themselves and one another through stories and the arts.

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Making Masterpieces

Making Masterpieces is an organization behind the idea of meaning-making. Through volunteering and campus involvement, our mission is to encourage the University of Michigan students and community to actively participate in supporting the benefits of art therapy. Our organization is dedicated to the topic of art therapy by fundraising for nationwide art therapy organizations, running art supplies drives, and volunteering for the Gifts of Art program at the University of Michigan Hospital.

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Michigan Animation Club

The Michigan Animation Club is dedicated to creating and appreciating animation. It’s a space for both artists and enthusiasts who wish to further their abilities in animation and illustration, all while learning to use the variety of technical tools available to us. We create and critique animated films, host a variety of technical workshops, and screen weekly animated shorts. But most importantly: we have fun!

We invite students from any year or department to join, the only specification being a passion to learn and create.

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The Stampede

The Stampede aims to foster community among the Stamps student body while providing real-world experience in exhibiting art. Our organization will orchestrate, curate, and exhibit shows that welcome all students across the University of Michigan campus to facilitate connections so that students can come together, with art as the common ground. These shows will take place in informal off-campus independent/guerilla art shows and in more formal exhibitions connected with university spaces. We plan to cultivate a platform where students can display their work that may not connect in a traditional Stamps classroom setting, and develop skills with students of similar interests.

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Stamps in Color

Stamps in Color (SiC) is a group of artists/creatives of color at the Stamps School of Art & Design whose mission is to increase the creative, social, and professional opportunities of peers, faculty, and staff of color at the Stamps School of Art & Design. SiC promotes a conducive atmosphere for the professional and personal growth of students and artists of color through the facilitation of events, lectures, dialogue sessions, and exhibits that speak to the experiences of its members.