Joining a student organization is a great way to get involved, build professional skills and help our community!

University of Michigan-Dearborn is home to more than 180 student organizations, three of which are housed in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. These organizations along with those campus wide allow students at UM-Dearborn to make a difference in the region while developing important skills and making professional connections.

  • The mission of Pi Lambda Theta is to honor outstanding educators and inspire their leadership on critical education issues. Pi Lambda Theta is the most selective national honor society of educators and a contributing body to quality assurance in education. It employs its standing and reach to advocate for accomplished teaching and standards-based professional learning. Pi Lambda Theta provides a forum for exchanging and developing ideas, fostering individual leadership, promoting professionalism and recognizing excellence wherever it is found.

    This past year Pi Lambda Theta was involved in participating in the Grand Kids Run/Walk in addition to Spreading Holiday Cheer to make holiday wishes come true for children with special needs at Beaumont Center for Exceptional Families.

    For more information, see the national Pi Lambda Theta website.

    To contact the UM-Dearborn Pi Lambda Theta Organization, please email pilambdatheta@umd.umich.edu

  • Below is a list of registered Student Organizations conducting pre-health activities in University of Michigan-Dearborn. 

    Alliance for DisAbility Awareness
    Contact: Jamilah Kaid

    American Red Cross Club
    Contact: Ali Rida

    Autism Speaks U
    Contact: Salam Smidi

    Biology Club
    Contact: Uddin Ahmed

    Biomedical Engineering Society
    Contact: Jacqueline Sloan

    Chemistry Club
    Contact: Rachel Holthus

    Global Brigades
    Contact: TBD

    MCAT Club
    Contact: TBD

    MEDLIFE UM-Dearborn
    Contact: Marwa Saad

    Mentors for a Brighter Day
    Contact: Courtney Morrison

    Michigan Fitness
    Contact: Mohamed Saleh

    Minority Association of Pre-Medicine Students (MAPS)
    Contact:  Jacee Moore

    Phi Delta Epsilon
    Contact: Yasmine Elder

    Pre-Optometry
    Contact:  Miranda Geisinger

    Pre-Professional Health Society
    Contact:  Muhammad Osto

    Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights
    Contact:  Kelsey Griffin

    UNICEF
    Contact: Mouhamad Kurdi

    Wishmakers on Campus
    Contact: John Bule


    *Note: Complete list of Registered University of Michigan-Dearborn Student Organizations

  • SMEA (Student Michigan Education Association) is a pre-professional organization for students preparing for the teaching profession. The SMEA program helps to lead education majors to a brighter professional future. The organization exists to help students make a smooth transition from the campus to the classroom—to help give students the edge as a teacher in those very important first years. Members of SMEA stand with 2.8 million other members of the National Education Association who comprise a powerful force for educational excellence. As members of SMEA, students become part of an important network of Michigan professionals who work to shape and transform the minds and hearts of today’s youth.

    For more information about SMEA, or to join, please contact:
    Paul Bielich in the Curriculum Knowledge Center (CKC), Room 267 FCS,
    pbielich@umich.edu