Spectrum Center

Information about applying to the Programming Board with the header "Shape the Michigan LGBTQ+ Experience." All additional information is contained within the text of this page.

 

Interested in applying to Programming Board? Check back early Winter 2020!

Spectrum Center Programming Board is a volunteer leadership opportunity, with graduate and undergraduate students selected through application and interview. The Programming Board plans their own events and support for Spectrum Center signature events and theme weeks such as LGBT History Month, Trans Awareness Week, and Lavender Graduation. We're making major changes this year and need students who care about equity, social change, and skill-building to help us renew the Programming Board and hold events that uplift our community!

Who is the Programming Board for?

We are here for the LGBTQ+ community on campus! The Spectrum Center has limited capacity to produce the programs that you and your peers want to see, and the Programming Board helps fill in that gap and makes sure students have direct access to some of Spectrum Center's resources during the event planning and hosting process.

Any University of Michigan student can apply, no matter your year or discipline! We would especially love to see graduate, nontraditional, and first-generation students apply to increase the visibility and participation of your scholarly communities in our actions.

What does being a member of the Programming Board look like?

The Programming Board meets at least once a week for one hour, with the day determined by applicants' availability. If you are brought on, you would be one of 10 - 15 other students who use those weekly meetings to set goals, strategize, plan events, and perform evaluations. The exact structure of meetings and distribution of work will be decided based on group preferences. Ideally, the Programming Board will put on three or more events per semester and attendance to events that fit within a member's schedule is expected.

There will be opportunity to develop or strengthen a number of skills, including:

  • Working with intersectionality as a major value
  • Being socially conscious
  • Self-reflection
  • Collaboartive work
  • Effective communication
  • Strategic planning
  • Budgeting
  • and more!

Depending on your academic and career goals, the Programming Board can also act as a resume builder, creative outlet, or an opportunity for intentional social engagement with a close-knit group of your peers.

Fall 2019 applications have closed. Check back early Winter 2020 for that semester's application process!

Any questions about the Programming Board as an entity, applying, or other related topics can be emailed to plorant@umich.edu and they will get back to you as soon as they can.