Policies & Resources

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

In order to release information that is considered an educational record, the student needs to sign a release form authorizing the Dean of Students Office to disclose information from the student’s educational record to a third party (including a parent).

A number of UM students know they have a medical condition that may require treatment while they are away at college. If a student would like support that includes conversations with a Dean of Students staff member regarding the student’s health or academic information, a signed consent is needed.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recently expanded the eligibility criteria for access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This means that more students may be eligible for this important benefit. Based on your circumstances, please review the guidance and information contained in the links below to determine whether you may now be eligible to receive this benefit.

Student Fitness for Continued Enrollment

The purpose of this guidance is to provide information to academic units on how to effectively manage situations in which there is concern about whether a student with a mental health impairment is fit for continued enrollment or fit to return to enrollment after an absence. View the Guide

Conditions for Continued Enrollment Guidelines

After the student has been approved for re-enrollment, the academic unit may establish conditions for continued enrollment. Conditions for continued enrollment should be consistent with the performance statements that are applicable to all similarly-situated students. Recommendations for specific course enrollment should be advisory.

Re-Enrollment Guidelines

Provide the student with information instructing them to make an appointment with the academic advisor before the re-enrollment submission deadline to discuss the factors that led to their absence, talk about the student’s activities during the absence, discuss future academic plans, and give guidance regarding the request for re-enrollment.

Pre-Departure Guidelines

Guidelines for faculty or staff members meeting with students prior to their departure from the University.