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ASPIRE/Student Support Services

Student Advisory Board

The ASPIRE/Student Support Services Student Advisory Board is composed of participants who desire a greater level of involvement in the program. It provides opportunities for student leadership in developing social-cultural activities that provide a formal channel for student feedback to the program. The Board also acts as a focus group to help assess current ASPIRE programs/services and to explore new possibilities for development.

Students interested in serving on the board may apply. A total of 12 students will serve on the Board, with at least one representative from each class (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior). Participation on the Student Advisory Board requires at least a one year commitment, but members may continue as long as desired.


  • Serve as a liaison and sounding board between ASPIRE students and staff
  • The Student Advisory Board is expected to meet once a month, or 2-3 times a semester, and as needed online via the ASPIRE/SSS Facebook page.
  • Provide input on the program structure and implantation
  • Coordinate special programming and events (guest speakers, dinners, cultural events, workshops) at least once each semester, but may be involved in more than one project.
  • Promote the ASPIRE program to the UM community

Qualifications & Skills

  • Good academic standing (cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better)
  • Positive peer relationships
  • Active program participation
  • Positive attitude
  • Integrity
  • Strong planning and organization skills
  • Promote teamwork
  • Good communication skills
  • Vision/strategy

Committee assignments and roles will be made based

upon individual interest, experience or expertise.