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Student organizations

There are a variety of student organizations at UMSI. Student organizations are a great way to learn new skills, meet other students and get involved in the broader U-M and Ann Arbor community.

Sponsored student organizations

Doctoral Student Organization (DSO)

The DSO is an organization that includes all School of Information (SI) doctoral students. The mission of the DSO is to provide both academic and social support to all SI doctoral students. Email: [email protected]

Featured member: Shubham Atreja, former DEC officer 

Health Informatics Student Organization (HISO)

The Health Informatics Student Organization (HISO) serves as a forum for cohort-building activities, professional skills development, networking and student-led projects within the Master of Health Informatics program. HISO exists to also strengthen our relationships with the University of Michigan School of Information and School of Public Health communities. Email: [email protected].

Featured member: Jessica Branski, former president

Master of Applied Data Science Association (MADSA)

MADSA was established to serve the unique needs of Master of Applied Data Science (MADS) students by providing students with: representation and a formal mechanism for communication with the School of Information and University of Michigan; networking and social opportunities to bring together students, faculty, staff and alumni in a global community; professional development, life-long learning, and alumni connections support; and an inclusive space that strives to promote an equal and diverse representation of the MADS student body in a collaborative manner that is open and transparent. MADSA strives to push for the inclusion of the MADS program within UMSI, advocating for remote access to all learning opportunities for MADS students across all regions and time zones. Email: [email protected]

Featured member: Daniel Best, former president

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: [email protected]

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: [email protected] 

Featured member: Katherine Phillips, former diversity equity & inclusion coordinator 

Voluntary student organizations

A2 Data Dive

A2 Data Dive facilitates practical education and service events that increase data literacy in the community. Throughout the school year, we offer a variety of technical workshops and data jams/dives, which provide students and community members the opportunity to 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. Email: [email protected]

Featured member: Vincent Wei, marketing chair

Alpha Theta Delta (ATD)

Alpha Theta Delta is a professional co-ed fraternity dedicated to design. The founding chapter at the University of Washington Seattle aims to solve contemporary design challenges, push the limit of what is technologically and conceptually possible and hone the global forefront in the field of design.

The Michigan colony approaches design with a multidisciplinary lens, emphasizing the importance of human-computer interaction, physical and digital product design and engineering, web design and illustration and graphic design. Our members work to cultivate and share unique design skills, build meaningful relationships and expand each other's worldview.

Our organization uses design as a catalyst for social change by designing for social good, supporting design education initiatives and bridging the digital divide. Each of our members demonstrates the highest level of drive, passion and character.

American Library Association (ALA)

The mission of the American Library Association Student Chapter is to promote awareness of, interest in and involvement in libraries, librarianship and information services among all students at the University of Michigan School of Information. To achieve our mission, we will create a space for discussing relevant issues, provide opportunities for professional development and encourage participation in the University of Michigan community and beyond. Email: [email protected]


Black@SI is an academic and social support network that serves Black students, alumni and accomplices of the University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI). Through our programming, we help ensure that underrepresented students can successfully contribute to both scientific research and the college’s learning environment, and positively impact our communities. Email: [email protected]

Developer Student Club (DSC)

Developer Student Club (DSC) is a program presented by Google Developers. DSCs are university-based community groups for students. Students from all undergraduate or graduate programs with an interest in growing as a developer are welcome. By joining a DSC, students grow their knowledge in a peer-to-peer learning environment and build solutions for local businesses and their community.

Kappa Theta Pi

Kappa Theta Pi is the only coed 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: [email protected]

Featured member: Julianne Frary, active member

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: [email protected].

Michigan Sports Analytics Society

Statistics and analysis are the future of sports. More so than ever before, teams in every sport use data to make personnel decisions and devise winning strategies. Learn about how teams do analysis, find peers for collaboration on research projects and build your resume with skills attractive to franchises, agencies and other sports organizations. Email: [email protected]

Featured Member: Benjamin Riela, former co-president


Outformation is the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and ace (LGBTQIA) student group at the University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI). This group’s mission is to create an inclusive space that centers and supports all LGBTQIA+ people.

Reach Consulting Group

Reach Consulting Group focuses on educating students about consulting with a strong focus on technology consulting. Through workshops, mentorship and consulting for real companies, Reach members develop the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in a real-working consulting environment. For more information, email [email protected].

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: [email protected]

Student Organization for Computer-Human Interaction (SOCHI)

SOCHI is the local student chapter of the international Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). We organize events for peer advising, networking, and personal development such as the Ann Arbor location of World Information Architecture Day and the ACM CHI Conference Student Competition. Email: [email protected]

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: [email protected] 

Tech for Social Good (T4SG)

Tech4SG is an interdisciplinary community exploring how technology and society intersect. We create campus-wide dialogues about various topics through events, book clubs, curriculum advocacy, discussion series, and technical project teams. Email: [email protected]

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE)

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) is the oldest international honor society for the computing and information disciplines. The Iota chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon aims to recognize academic excellence, share research, present scholarship and networking opportunities, and connect students in the computing and information disciplines through academic and social events on campus, while creating lifelong bonds. Email: [email protected]

Student groups outside of UMSI

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