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Student Advisory Board


The Student Advisory Board (SAB) provides input and support that advances the work of the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. Board members will provide input on programs, initiatives, and direction of the School, in addition to, engaging in discussions on new and existing initiatives at Stamps.

Application Process

Applications for the 2022-2023 board open on February 15, 2022 and close on March 13, 2022. To submit an application, complete this form prior to the deadline. For any questions, contact us at

Composition & Commitment

The SAB is composed of 8 undergraduate student leaders representing diverse identities and experiences. Members are selected through an application process in the Winter term prior to their term serving on the board. The SAB is heavily comprised of students who may not already serve in student leadership roles on campus. Student members are expected to make a minimum of one academic year commitment and attend monthly SAB meetings in addition to the orientation session in August or September. Board members cannot serve more than two terms. Additional eligibility to the Student Advisory Board includes:

  • Members will maintain a 3.0 or above GPA and good academic standing.
  • Members will adhere to the U-M Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities and other policies set by the University.
  • Members must attend and actively participate at monthly board discussions, Fridays 1:00-2:30 pm. Future meeting location and dates will be made available once selection process is complete.

Violations of the above commitments may result in a review of membership and possible cancellation of membership.

Board member responsibilities include:

  • Provide feedback and input on Stamps-related services and initiatives that are student-facing with goals of improvement.
  • Share insights on current topics, trends, and needs that Stamps students are experiencing during the academic year.
  • Offer exhibition and programs related advice aiming to cultivate a sense of belonging for students at the Gallery.
  • Advise on the process of fostering, developing, and sustaining student programs benefiting artists and designers.
  • Provide a collective end-of-year impact summary and presentation reflecting the board’s achievements.

Membership Benefits

Being a SAB member is a vital, visible and high-impact role that elevates student voices, opinions, and needs. There are several benefits to being a member of the Stamps SAB:

  • Influence the direction of the Stamps School mission and objectives through interactions with Stamps leadership, including initiatives that resonate with and are important to you.
  • Gain valuable skills including advocacy, decision-making, networking, critical thinking, and leadership.
  • Gain experience providing feedback and working in collaboration with other students as well as University staff with a variety of educational and occupational backgrounds.