Programming Board

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Apply to join

The Spectrum Center Programming Board is a volunteer leadership opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students who represent a diverse array of identities and experiences. Programming Board plans their own events and supports Spectrum Center signature events and theme weeks such as Pride Prom, Trans Day of Visibility, and Gender Affirming Clothing Closet. 

Dedicated to the LGBTQ+ student community

This group of student leaders play a critical partnership role with the Spectrum Center that helps focus the work to be authentically student-driven and ensures direct access to some of Spectrum Center's resources during the event planning and hosting process. Spectrum Center values student input and works with the Programming Board to determine needs on campus while providing professional development opportunities to members. 

Programming Board shares Spectrum Center’s programmatic pillars of

  1. Building and Celebrating Community
  2. Education, Transformation, and Capacity Building
  3. Wellness, Belonging, and Success
  4. Enacting Justice, Equity, and Liberation

These pillars are reflected in the board’s structure, functioning, and initiatives.

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Get involved with Programming Board

We're looking for students who care about equity, social change, and skill-building to push our organization forward and hold events that uplift our community. To apply for 2023-24, complete our application.


Any University of Michigan student can apply to join the Progamming Board team, no matter your year or discipline! Equitable representation and centering those at the margins of the margins are core to our work—we encourage graduate, nontraditional, first-generation, and BIPOC students to apply.


The Programming Board is a group of about 15 students who meet weekly during the school year for one hour, with potential extra meetings and asynchronous check-ins as needed for large projects. Meetings are typically used 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 and timely priorities. Typically, the Programming Board hosts one event each month and members are expected to attend those events that fit within the member's schedule.

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
  • Collaborative work
  • Effective communication
  • Strategic planning
  • Budgeting
  • and more!

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

Past events organized by the Programming Board included: Pride Prom, Gender-affirming Clothing Closet, Trans Day of Visibility, International Pronouns Day, HIV Awareness Day, Home for Break De-Stress Event, and many more! We also collaborate with other student organizations and departments across the University.

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Have any questions?

Contact [email protected] with any questions about the Programming Board as an entity, applying, or other related topics.