Academic Support

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CSP: Comprehensive Studies Program

The mission of CSP is to support, provide academic guidance for and retain undergraduate students from diverse populations. The Program offers academic advising, smaller-sized classes, tutoring and study groups, and financial aid counseling.

These resources are limited to CSP students; however, students can apply to become a CSP affiliate to gain access to these resources.

Dwight Fontenot

Instructional Support Services

LSA’s Instructional Support Services provides learning environments for LSA faculty and students, facilitating instructional opportunities both in and out of the classroom. For more information about the support provided, or for questions, contact the office at 734.615.0100 or email them at

Language Resource Center

A unit of LSA, the Language Resource Center supports faculty, staff and students involved in the study of languages, literatures and cultures at the U-M. The LRC is located on the first floor of North Quad, where students can access the media library and other diverse resources for students, faculty and staff. There is also space for group and independent study, computer workstations and computer classrooms.

SLC: Science Learning Center

The SLC offers free study groups and tutoring. They also hire around 300 undergrads each semester, with a special focus on underrepresented identity groups including first-generation students. Typical jobs include front desk monitor, computer assistant, peer study group facilitator and peer tutor. There are drop-in peer tutoring hours and appointment-based small-group tutoring for CSP students enrolled in biology, chemistry and physics courses.

Kelley Emerson

Study Resources

A peer-driven “crowdsourcing” website, studyblue allows students to search by specific U-M class. It also offers study guides made by students and flashcards for various subjects. Students may also find the Wolfram Alpha website helpful. This site provides help with mathematical calculations and concepts, statistical and data analysis, hard sciences and more.

Sweetland Center for Writing

Sweetland offers comprehensive writing support through a variety of free programs, including in-person and web-based writing support, writing guides, support for international students and peer tutoring programs. There are satellite locations across campus, with walk-in availability as well as scheduled appointments.

Christine Modey

The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR)

IGR is a partnership between Student Life and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. IGR’s mission is to pursue social justice through education. IGR offers courses that explore social group identity, conflict, community and social justice. Each dialogue involves identity groups defined by race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic class, gender, sexual orientation, (dis)ability status or national origin. CommonGround is our peer-to-peer workshop program developed for students to learn about social inequalities and to delve into topics that increase awareness of issues of identity, diversity, and intergroup relations across campus.

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