Dearborn Support advances student success by:
- Assisting students as they navigate life’s obstacles.
- Connecting students with resources on and off campus.
- Helping to ensure student basic needs are met.
We are here for you.
At UM-Dearborn, we are committed to your success. Our team is here to help you as you navigate critical incidents--or difficult times if/when you have an unexpected emergency such as becoming ill (with or without COVID), losing a loved one, or experiencing an accident. We advocate on your behalf to professors and help you adjust when you are ready to return. Additionally, we help students connect to basic needs through our Student Food Pantry, and make referrals to many other support services on campus and in the community. This help is available to all students at any time. Do not hesitate to call or email us! We're here for YOU!
Should you need any support or assistance, you are strongly encouraged to take one of the following actions:
- Email: DearbornSupport@umich.edu
- Call: 313-593-5056 (please leave a voicemail)
- Stop by: Renick University Center, Suite 2130 A
We strive to ensure every student has equitable access to essential resources in order to be a thriving and successful UM-Dearborn student and graduate. Below is a list of just some of the types of services we provide.
Sometimes, the best way to seek support is to come and see us. Conversations together help our team offer a personalized approach for triaging and navigating your next steps. Our office is located next to the Student Food Pantry in the University Center, Suite 2130 A. To make an in-person or virtual appointment, please email DearbornSupport@umich.edu.
Our compassionate staff are here for you. When unexpected life events happen, we can advocate on your behalf and support your return to campus. Email us at DearbornSupport@umich.edu.
Examples of critical incidents:
- Illness (including but not limited to COVID-19, flu, etc.)
- Loss of a loved one
- And more
As part of the UM-Dearborn Community, the Student Food Pantry exists to support students on their journey as they work toward achieving their goals. We are committed to increasing access to food as a key to success, by providing assistance to any student in need. Individuals must be a currently enrolled UM-Dearborn student with picture ID. The UM-Dearborn Student Food Pantry is located in room 2130 in the University Center. Students are welcome to shop twice per month, and everything is FREE!
In order to expand the types of support students can choose from, we partner with service providers in our local communities. Whether we make referrals or invite providers to campus, we establish a wider network every day. Most often, Dearborn Support hosts providers on campus and host group, informational sessions or private, one-on-one appointments with students. Recordings of group informational sessions will be posted here. These kinds of providers range from STI testing, health insurance enrollment, and food access resources, just to name a few.
Some of our current partners include:
Items below are available in the Dearborn Support office for FREE. Stop by University Center Suite 2130 A for any of the materials below.
The Student Food Pantry has food as well as home and personal hygiene items available for FREE! UM-Dearborn students must be currently registered to use the pantry, and can visit up to twice per month.
In an effort to help students in the event of an emergency where a laptop needs to be unexpectedly replaced and to allow students up to a semester to save funds to replace their computer, we offer short- and long-term device rentals like loaner laptops and wifi hotspots.
If you have experienced an unexpected incident that has made your computer unusable and are interested in renting a device, please fill out the Device Rental Request Application to be considered. The more detail you provide on your application, the better.
If you have already applied, please DO NOT submit another one. We are reviewing applications as quickly as possible.
While you wait for your application to be reviewed, check in with the Mardigian Library about their device rentals. There is also free computer access at our library or in any open computer labs.
Due to demand, in most cases we are unable to provide a rental device to students whose computer is unable to run required course software or for students who have not yet purchased a computer of their own. Instead, we encourage you to explore the student deals available through the UMich Tech Shop.
These supplies can include, but are not limited to, condoms, lubricants, at-home testing kits, informational pamphlets, and more. We have latex-free products, too!
We are thrilled to partner with Corktown Health to offer FREE menstrual products including a variety of tampons and pads.
Dearborn Support has a variety of informational pamphlets and flyers available to students for free. Here are some of the subjects our paper materials cover:
- Common University Acronyms
- Campus Resource Guide
- Campus Map
- Food Assistance Resources,
- Sexual Health
- Resources for Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence, and Stalking
- Monkeypox Vaccine Locator
- Suicide Prevention Hotline
- And much more!