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Academic Resources

Sweetland Writing Center
The place to receive assistance on writing assignments no matter the level or form.

Tutoring
Tutoring groups and centers relevant to engineering topics.

Resources for an Inclusive Community

ECE is committed to building a more inclusive and supportive environment that will welcome people from all identities. We are striving to ensuring our environment is one that celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion for everyone, and we want to hear from you.

There are many ways to make your voice heard. Contact one of the designated people listed below to share your questions/concerns/suggestions. Remember that some people are required to report instances of harassment or other forms of misconduct; these individuals are labeled “Mandatory reporter.” The others are labeled “Not a mandatory reporter.”

To speak with a confidential resource outside the department who does not have reporting obligations, please contact the University Ombuds at 734-763–3545, Staff Ombuds Office at 734-936-0600, or the Office of Faculty Ombuds at 734-763-2707. 

Thank you for helping strengthen our community!

Submit an anonymous encrypted message

Any student, staff, or faculty can submit an anonymous, encrypted message via the form below (also available here).

Contact ECE Program Chairs

The program chairs are open to hearing about all kinds of concerns, questions, and requests concerning the department. You can message them directly, or attend their weekly office hours.

ECE Graduate Program Chair

Prof. Heath Hofmann
Mandatory reporter
Email: hofmann@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 647-1107
Office: 4421 EECS

ECE Undergrad Program Chair

Pei-Cheng Ku

Prof. Pei-Cheng Ku
Mandatory reporter
Email: peicheng@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 764-7134
Office: 2246 EECS

Contact the ECE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lead

The ECE DEI Lead is the point-person for concerns regarding support for underrepresented minorities.

Fred Terry

Prof. Fred Terry
Mandatory reporter
fredty@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 763-9764
Office: 2308 EECS

Contact a member of the ECE Committee for an Inclusive Department

The ECE Committee for an Inclusive Department will seek to create a culture and environment that values diversity and inclusion in all its affairs; where students and faculty of diverse backgrounds are recruited, included, valued, mentored, and provided opportunities for advancement.

Fred Terry

Prof. Fred Terry
COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
Mandatory reporter
fredty@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 763-9764
Office: 2308 EECS

Herbert Winful

Prof. Herbert Winful
COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
(on sabbatical until Jan 2021) Mandatory reporter
Email: arrays@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 647-1804
Office: 3106 ERB

Prof. Laura Balzano
Mandatory reporter
girasole@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 615-9451
Office: 4114 EECS

Al-Thaddeus Avestruz

Prof. Al-Thaddeus Avestruz (beginning Nov 2020) Not a mandatory reporter
avestruz@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 763-3183
Office: 4118 EECS

Anne Rhoades

Anne Rhoades
Mandatory reporter
ECE HR Specialist
rhoadesa@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 763-9030
Office: 3300 EECS

Kristen Thornton

Kristen Thornton
Not a mandatory reporter
ECE PhD Graduate Coordinator
thorntok@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 647-1758
Office: 3403 EECS

Hayley Hanway

Hayley Hanway
Not a mandatory reporter
ECE Communications and Marketing
hayleyma@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 764-7078
Office: 3304 EECS

Wes Weimer

Prof. Westley Weimer
ex officio member
Not a mandatory reporter
weimerw@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 615-9916
Office: 4636 Beyster

U-M Guidelines for Conduct

Standard Practice Guide
Official repository for the institution-wide policies and procedures of the University of Michigan, maintained to guide and direct the university community.

Standard Practice Guide Policies – Sexual Harassment
U-M definition and policy regarding sexual harassment.

Standard Practice Guide Policies – Discrimination & Harassment
U-M definition and policy regarding discrimination and harassment.

Student Sexual Misconduct Policy
U-M policy & procedures on student sexual & gender-based misconduct & other forms of interpersonal violence.

Health and Counseling Resources

Engineering C.A.R.E. Center
The C.A.R.E. Center focuses on assisting engineering students in successfully transitioning through a variety of challenging circumstances that can impact their lives, both inside and outside the classroom.

SilverCloud: Space for Healthy Minds
Online programs to help overall wellbeing.

University Health Services (UHS)
UHS provides a full range of health services for university students. This includes pharmacy, eye care, immunizations, nutrition, physical therapy, etc. You can walk in Suite 2109 and meet with someone who will figure out what places take your insurance and will make the appointment for you. If you don’t have insurance, they will also help you find resources that fit your needs. 
207 Fletcher Street, 734-764-8320, Hours- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8am-5pm, Thursday: 9am-5pm, Friday: 8am-4:30pm, Saturday: 9am-noon for urgent health concerns, A comprehensive campus health resource.

Wellness Resources on Canvas– When students go on to Canvas, they can find resources for mental health and general wellbeing by clicking the colorful wheel on the side

Dental Clinic
The School of Dentistry provides a teeth cleaning, oral exams, and other procedures at affordable prices.

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
SSD provides services and that address accessibility, accommodation, and assistive technology for students with disability. 
G664 Haven Hall, (734) 763-3000, Hours- Monday through Friday: 8am-5pm, You can document a mental health condition to receive the appropriate accommodations. A note will be sent out to all your professors so they are aware of what you are going through.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
The Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides counseling to assist you to understand and solve your stress, anxiety, or problems. The main Central Campus location is Michigan Union 530 South State St Suite 4079, 734-764-8312 (Press 0 after hours to speak with a licensed mental health professional). Mostly virtual due to COVID.

CAPS on North Campus
The College of Engineering has a counseling office (a branch of CAPS) to meet the needs of engineering students.

Wolverine Wellness
UHS- 2nd floor Suite 2110 and 4th floor, 734-763-1320, Hours- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8am-5pm, Thursday: 9am-5pm, Friday: 8am-4:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: Closed- works to support and improve student wellness, provides information and resources

Wellness Coaching
Holistic approach to examine personal wellbeing through 8 dimensions of wellness (physical, emotional/mental, environmental, financial, occupational, social, intellectual and spiritual) to optimize personal health and wellness

Nurse Advice by Phone
734-764-8320, Nurses can provide advice about self-care and deciding where to go

Online Mental Health Screenings
Available 24/7, a variety of screenings that each only take a few minutes, remains anonymous, will receive immediate results with recommendations and key resources 

Mindfulness Sessions through LSA
Every Monday, from 12-12:30, you can go to Angell Hall G243 to take a break and be taken through a guided meditation

MiTalk
An online mental health resource for U-M students.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness (SAPAC)
SAPAC educational and supportive services regarding sexual assault, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, and stalking.

Dean of Students Office
Tappan Street Auxiliary Building 609 Tappan, 734-764-7420, Hours- Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm, helps students experiencing anything that may interrupt academics and connects students with appropriate resources

Wolverine Support Network
WSN Lounge (Michigan Union, Room 4312)- can join group at the beginning of each semester or attend weekly walk-in groups that require no sign up. Walk-In group time and location varies week-to-week.

Check https://www.facebook.com/pg/UMichWSN/events/ for details!)
Works to create an inclusive community of students supporting each other, weekly group meetings led by trained students to address student’s wellbeing  

Spectrum Center
Education, information and advocacy services to create an open, safe, and inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ members of the campus community. 

Depression Toolkit
Information, resources and treatment options for depression

Depression Center

Rachel Upjohn (4250 Plymouth Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48109) 734-936-4400 Develops, disseminates, and advances state-of-the-art science, education, treatment, and prevention strategies for clinical depression. Treatment services available to the public on a fee-for-service basis (accepts some insurance plans). 

Athletes Connected
734-936-4400, wellness group meetings for student-athletes

Campus Mind Works
A website and outreach initiative developed by the U-M Depression Center which provides support for students with mental health disorders. The website contains an extensive database to help students easily locate the most appropriate support resources for their particular needs. In addition, the site provides self-care tools and strategies to help students manage their symptoms and stay healthy within the context of college life  

Other On-Campus Resources

Rackham Graduate School Resources
Focusing on resources needed to help with problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

U-M International Center
The International Center (IC) serves the international population, facilitates intercultural and international education, and fosters a global campus community at the University of Michigan and beyond.

Child Care Funding Resources
A comprehensive list of family and parenting resources available at the University of Michigan. 

Conflict Resolution/Student Grievances
If you have a conflict or grievance with another student, faculty, or staff at the University, here are a few offices that can assist you in finding a solution.

Honor Code: Engineering
Policies and procedures regarding cheating, plagiarism, and other issues of academic integrity.

Information Technology Services
The ITS Accounts Office can assist with computing accounts, subscriptions, uniqnames, passwords, and billing inquiries regarding ITS services.

Student Legal Services
A full service law office for students to gain advice and counseling on a wide variety of legal subjects.

Student Rights and Responsibilities
Understand what is expected of you as a student with the University of Michigan community

Off-Campus Resources

Community Providers Database is a searchable listing of off-campus mental health care providers

Psychology Today– This is a great resource for people to find therapists in the area

Washtenaw County Community Mental Health– Provides an array of services for clients diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness. Entry point for Medicaid-eligible and uninsured for mental health, public health and or substance abuse information and services in Washtenaw County. Callers receive health information and/or referrals to community services.

Family Crisis Center of Washtenaw–  734-660-7059 or 734-255-8082, crisis intervention, licensed therapist, individual, couples and family therapy, grief groups/support, community support

National Alliance on Mental Illness – Washtenaw County– 734-994-6611, Offers support (including support groups), education and advocacy for people with mental illness and their family members in Washtenaw County.

VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System– 800-361-8387 or 734-769-7100, Veterans crisis line, inpatient unit, mental health clinic, PTSD clinical team, substance abuse treatment

Chelsea Community Hospital Behavioral Health– 800-328-6261 or 734-593-5250, outpatient therapy and psychiatric services, inpatient behavioral health unit

Eastern Michigan University Counseling Clinic, College of Education– 734-487-4410, counseling and therapy for EMU students as well as community members

Ozone House (Ann Arbor)– 734-662-2265, Crisis line, family & individual counseling, residential programs, case management 

The Corner Health Center– 734-484-3600, counseling & social work, Transgender services

To Write Love on Her Arms– Use FIND HELP tool to locate free or reduced counseling and other mental health resources

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention– Can click the “Find Support” tab on the home page to find resources if you have lost someone to suicide, you have made a suicide attempt, a loved one has made a suicide attempt, if you are worried someone may be at risk or if you are experiencing thoughts of suicide 

Apps for Emotional and Mental Wellbeing

10 Therapist approved apps for Mental Wellness

Washtenaw FAN– The Washtenaw Chapter of Families Against Narcotics is committed to helping you, those in recovery, and the families affected by addiction. Our mission is to change and save lives by empowering individuals and communities through education, prevention, and support.  By partnering with area treatment and public safety professionals, the legal community, schools, and other help organizations, we are facilitating change in the way substance abuse disorder (SUD) is viewed and treated in Washtenaw County and beyond.

UM Addiction Treatment Services– We specialize in working with adolescents, young adults and college students, including individuals with both mental health and substance use issues. We also offer specialized group therapy options. We are offering virtual visits and are accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment call the Department of Psychiatry Call Center: 734-764-0231 or 800-525-5188

Crisis Resources

UM Psychiatric Emergency Services– 734-936-5900 (24/7 support), provides emergency/urgent walk in evaluation (located in University of Michigan Hospital- 1500 East Medical Center Drive)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline– 1-800-273-8255, press 2 to continue in Spanish (24/7 free support) 

Crisis Text Line– Text “home” to 741-741 (24/7 free support)

SAPAC Crisis Line– 734-936-3333 (24/7 free support)- Speak to an advocate who can provide confidential crisis intervention and referral services

LGBTQ+ Suicide Hotline- Trevor Project– 1-866-488-7386 (24/7 free support)

Trans Lifelineis staffed by trained transgender volunteers. Call 877-565-8860

Washtenaw Critical Incident Stress Management Team/Traumatic Events Response Network (TERN)– 734-994-2911 (ask for CISM or TERN team)- response to traumatic events including suicide

SAMHSAs National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.

Mental Health Clinics (these clinics have a sliding fee scale for those uninsured and accept many insurances)

Aunt Bertha– Search for free or reduced cost services

Catholic Social Services (Do not need to be Catholic to receive services)- 734-971-9781

University of Michigan Psychological Clinic– 734-764-3471

University of Michigan Ambulatory Psychiatry Clinic– 734-764-0231

The Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan– 734-973-6779

Jewish Family Services (Do not need to be Jewish to receive services)- 734-769-0209

University of Michigan Center for the Child and Family– 734-764-9466

Eastern Michigan University Psychology Clinic– 734-487-4987, therapy and neuropsychological services

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Resources

Inclusive Therapists– is a mental health community that commits to and practices: advancing justice & equity for all intersectional identities; culturally affirming & responsive client care; centering the needs of marginalized, underserved populations; celebrating all identities and 

abilities in all bodies; decolonizing & destigmatizing mental healthcare; and dismantling systemic oppression & white supremacy in mental healthcare. On Instagram @inclusivetherapists

Melanin & Mental Health®– was born out of a desire to connect individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities. They are committed to promoting the growth and healing of our communities through their website, online directory, and monthly events. On Instagram @melaninandmentalhealth

AAKOMA Project– the mission is to help diverse teenagers and their families achieve optimal mental health through dialogue, learning, and the understanding that everyone deserves care and support. We believe deeply that Mental health research and care must benefit everyone

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health– encourages their partners to educate their communities about the importance of improving access to mental health care and treatment and to help break down other barriers such as negative perceptions about mental illness

Therapy for Black Girls– is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. On Instagram @therapyforblackgirls

Therapy for Black Men– a directory to help men of color in their search for a therapist. Using the directory, men can search by therapist location and specialization. Searching by location, the results will include the therapists near you and will display their credentials, location, and the issues they treat. At TherapyForBlackMen.org, men will also find a wide range of resources aimed at helping them in their search for a multiculturally-competent therapist.

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective is a collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities. They envision a world where there are no barriers to Black healing. Their mission is to remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. They do this through education, training, advocacy and the creative arts. On Instagram @_beamorg

Apply to the Nina Pop Mental Health Recovery Fund– The Okra Project encourages all Black folks who identify as nonbinary, agender, bigender, genderflux, genderfluid, or any identity that they consider to be under the Transgender umbrella to apply to whichever fund they feel most, The Nina Pop Mental Health Recovery Fund is an emergency mutual aid fund that raises money to pay for one-time mental health therapy sessions with licensed Black women therapists affirms their gender today

Apply to the Tony McDade Mental Health Recovery Fund– The Tony McDade Mental Health Recovery Fund is an emergency mutual aid fund that raises money to pay for one-time mental health therapy sessions with licensed Black male therapists

Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls. Our resources and initiatives are collaborative and they prioritize opportunity, access, validation, and healing. We are becoming the ones we’ve been waiting for. On Instagram @thelovelandfoundation

Therapy for Latinx is a new online database that makes it easy for Latinx people to find mental health professionals in their own communities. Therapy For Latinx is easy to use for both mental health professionals and people seeking mental health treatment. If you are looking for the therapist, you can search the database via state, or add keywords if you are searching for a special focus. For Latinx therapists who want to be included in the database, the listing form is simple and straightforward. The resource is also available in both English and Spanish, and, what’s more, Therapy For Latinx offers free online mental health screenings in partnership with Mental Health America. On Instagram @therapyforlatinx

Life is Precious™/La Vida es Preciosa program prevents suicide in young Latinas – the teen population with the highest rate of suicide attempt in the country.  Life is Precious™ combines individual and group counseling, arts therapy, academic support, and nutritional and fitness activities. Psychiatric services are provided by partnering clinics

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. APIAHF envisions a world where all people share responsibility and take action to ensure healthy and vibrant communities for current and future generations

Center for Native American Youth believes all Native American youth should lead full and healthy lives, have equal access to opportunity, and draw strength from their culture and one another. As a policy program, they work to improve the health, safety, and overall well-being of Native American youth through youth recognition, inspiration and leadership; research, advocacy, and policy change; and by serving as a national resource exchange

Asian Mental Health Collective– It is the mission of the Asian Mental Health Collective to raise awareness about the importance of mental health care, promote emotional well-being, and challenge the stigma concerning mental illness amongst Asian communities globally, Therapist Directory