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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 provide input and engage in discussions on the direction of the School, as well as new and existing programs and initiatives.

Consulting with the Board

The Student Advisory Board is available to provide feedback and input on student-facing services and initiatives, and Stamps faculty and staff are invited to propose topics of discussion for monthly SAB meetings. To make a request, please complete this Google Form prior to the Friday preceding your anticipated visit: Student Life staff will confirm your visit by email.

Composition, Commitment, and Responsibilities

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. 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 are expected to make a minimum of one academic year commitment
  • Members must attend an orientation session at the start of their term.
  • 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.
  • Members cannot serve more than two terms.

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

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.

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.
Recruitment and Application Process

Applications are currently closed.