Student groups

All UMSI graduate students are automatically members of the School of Information Master's Association, or SIMA. There are many other social and professional organizations at UMSI that address students' specific interests. U-M students are also eligible to join other student groups throughout the university.

A2 Data Dive

A2 Data Dive facilitates practical education and service events that increase data literacy in the community. At our annual event, students and community members collaborate with our clients (local non-profits) to work with data sets in context. This can include programming, analysis, or data visualization. You don’t need to be a data expert to get involved! We welcome participants with all backgrounds and skill levels. We also offer bootcamps if you are interested in learning something new. Email:

American Library Association (ALA)

The UMSI student chapter of ALA offers opportunities to attend conferences and network with professional and peers. Students benefit from immediate access to influential library professionals across the country and around the world. Email:

Digital Scholarship Collective (DSC)

The Digital Scholarship Collective creates a collaborative space for students, faculty, staff and others to work on practical applications of digital scholarship. Email:

Doctoral Student Organization (DSO)

The DSO provides referrals to fellow students who have experience with various procedures and classes, serves as a forum for dissertation discussions and sponsors an annual convocation. Email:

Health Informatics Student Organization (HISO)

The Health Informatics Student Organization (HISO) serves as a forum for community-building, skill development, networking and student projects in the growing field of health informatics. Email:


Information Alliance for Community Development

We work to empower local and international communities through involvement in social justice-focused service work, lecture series, group discussions and other events. Email:


Kappa Theta Pi

Kappa Theta Pi is the only co-ed Professional Technology Fraternity at the University of Michigan. We pride ourselves on diversity and passion. KTP is built on three pillars of development: Professional, Technical, and Social. We offer exclusive recruiting events, resume workshops, web and mobile development skill training, professional photography, leadership roles, community service, study groups, networking, and social events. Email:

Learning and Education Technology at the School of Information (LETSI)

LETSI exists at the intersection of people, technology, and learning/education. The primary mission of LETSI is to promote collaboration between designers and practitioners interested in edtech and build a community to facilitate such collaboration. Email:



Multi-ethnic Information Exchange (MIX)

MIX works to strengthen the social capital of minority students at UMSI and to serve as an academic, social and professional support system. Email:

Queer STS Reading Club

The Queer STS Group is an interdisciplinary space for scholars to investigate and collaborate on building queer approaches within the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS). We started as a monthly reading club in Fall 2015 and through our tenure have convened reading group meetings, brought in speakers, held writing workshops, and helped convene Queer STS themed sessions at regional and international conferences. We meet once a month (often on the first Friday) at Aut Bar in the Kerrytown neighborhood of Ann Arbor. For more information or to get added to our mailing list, contact Jean Hardy at

School of Information Bachelor's Association (SIBA)

SIBA's purpose is to build skills and relationships within the cohort of the Bachelor's of Science in Information student body by offering professional development opportunities and strengthening our relationship with the UMSI community. Email:

School of Information Master's Association (SIMA)

SIMA serves as the liaison to UMSI, sponsors social events, invites guest speakers and appoints members to various school committees. Every UMSI master's student is automatically a member of SIMA. Email:

Society of American Archivists (SAA)

SAA introduces and integrates new students into the archival profession and provides an additional focus for students to discuss archival issues, identify with the profession and engage in professional activities. Email:

Special Libraries Association (SLA)

SLA provides students with information about careers in archives, corporate libraries, government libraries, law libraries and other libraries with specialized collections. SLA is active in networking, career development and job placement, and sponsors many activities. Email:

Student Organization for Computer-Human Interaction (SOCHI)

SOCHI organizes events for peer advising, networking and academic and career development for students in the HCI specialization. Email:

Student Organization for Data and Analytics

SODA provides academic, career-oriented and social opportunities for students specializing and/or interested in information analysis and retrieval at the School of Information. Email: and


Student groups outside of UMSI

Rackham Student Government (RSG)

RSG is the elected graduate-student governing body representing the approximately 6,000 students enrolled in the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Contact:


Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR)

SCOR is an advocacy group dedicated to the social, cultural, and academic well-being of students of other cultures, ethnicities, and international origins. Contact:

University of Michigan Maize Pages

The University of Michigan's online directory of student organizations, including clubs, sports, and Greek life.