The Office of Student Support and Accountability (OSSA) is committed to providing essential programs and services to support College of Engineering (CoE) students’ academic, personal and professional development. Our office works with faculty, staff, and students across campus, as well as with parents and community members to reach this goal.
We strive to respond to all student inquiries through personal attention and advocacy. Our office provides a unique combination of services, as we assist CoE students with personal as well as academic matters pertaining to their experience within the College of Engineering.
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) – North Campus Satellite Services
The SSD will continue to provide satellite services on North Campus for students throughout the academic year. An SSD representative will be available on Tuesday afternoons in our office for students who wish to learn more about SSD services/access resources. It is recommended that students schedule appointments, though there will be limited walk-in hours available. Please contact OSSA (734-615-1405) to schedule an appointment or to find out more about when walk-in hours will be available.
Spectrum Center – North Campus Satellite Services
Last year, the Spectrum Center and OSSA piloted a new partnership program on North Campus called “CenterSpace” to offer LGBTQ support services. We are expanding this program this academic year. On most Wednesday evenings from 5-6:30pm “CenterSpace” will be offered for students on a drop-in group basis from 5-6:30pm in the Teleconference room (1180 Duderstadt).
International Center – North Campus Satellite Services
The International Center will provide satellite services on North Campus for students throughout this new academic year. On Monday and Friday afternoons, an International Center advisor will be available for students to meet and discuss issues related to their visa or other concerns. Students must schedule these appointments here. The services will be available to all F-1 and J-1 students and scholars. They will be located in our conference room in 129 Chrysler Center.
Campus Mind Works Wellness Groups
We will be continuing our partnership with the UM Depression Center by providing Campus Mind Works (CMW) Wellness Groups on North Campus the second Tuesday of each month. CMW groups are available for all students regardless of student enrollment status. The workshops are targeted to students who may have mental health concerns. The format of the workshops are to first give an overview of a specific topic of concern followed by a support group led by a clinical social worker from the UM Depression Center. We will send email notifications each month to review the specific topic for the month that you can share with students.
National Depression Screening Day
OSSA will continue to offer free brief depression screening tests, in partnership with the UM Depression Center, on National Depression Screening Day. This year, NDSD is on Thursday, October 11th. Screenings will be held from 10am-2pm in the Teleconference room (1180 Duderstadt).
Stressbusters is an annual OSSA event providing scientifically-proven stress-reducing activities and foods prior to final exams in the Winter term. This year, Stressbusters will be on Wednesday, April 24, 2018.