NGP Resources


Mental Health and Wellness
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  Call 911 or UMHS Psychological Services at 734-936-5900

  • If you think you or someone close to you is in immediate danger, call 911 or UMHS Psychological Emergency Services at 734-936-5900.

You can also visit the Psychiatry Emergency Services    

Crisis Text Line - for all faculty, staff, students, from academic campuses and the Michigan Medicine community.

           The Crisis Text Line is a free external support service available to members of the Michigan Medicine community 24/7. It is not staffed by U-M/Michigan Medicine.

Michigan Medicine employees and students can text ‘UMICH’ to 741741

U-M campus faculty, staff, and students can text '4UMICH' to 741741

  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides free confidential psychological services for currently enrolled U of M undergraduate and graduate students.  These services include support for students experiencing a crisis or urgent situation. Crisis services can be found here.

           Urgent Services:  Monday-Friday9am-5pm  734-764-8312

           To see our Counselor on Duty for urgent/crisis needs, please call the Front Desk at 734-764-8312.  At that point, you'll be able to talk (tele-counseling) with a counselor as soon as possible

           Urgent Services: After Business Hours:  734-764-8312 (Press 0)

           UM CAPS offers after hours support to any UM student or any person concerned about a UM student. You will have the option Press 0 to speak to a licensed mental health professional.


For all other non-urgent situations or to find someone to talk to about your mental health goals or concerns, consider the following resources:

*Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Schedule a consultation here.

  • Rackham Embedded CAPS Counselor who works directly with grad students

Please call or email her to set up a time to meet.

Grad Student Specific Info

*OGPS Health and Wellness Resources

Landing page for the UMMS Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Wellness and Counseling resources, including contact information for counseling sessions.  Do you need help, but are not currently in an urgent crisis, check out this helpful decision tree.

*Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic including Video Visits 

*University Health Service Wellness Coaching

Open to undergraduate and graduate students, UHS offers group and individual coaching to enhance wellness, including topics on sleep, relationships, adjusting to university life, safety, eating and body issues, and alcohol/drug use.

*University Health Service              Stress and Mental Health Specific

*University Psychological Clinic

*Well-Being for UM Students

Website curated by UM Student Life with a searchable list of many campus resources.

*University Provider Database: 

*National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline: 

Rackham Graduate School

Physical and Mental Health:

Help and Support:  

SAPAC- Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center

Women’s Center of SE Michigan

Campus Mind Works

M-Healthy including links to Alcohol and Tobacco Resources

Alcohol and Drug Resources

Services for Students with Disabilities

Crisis and Conflict Resolution
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NGP B.I.G. Suggestion Box

This is an internal mechanism for raising concerns about microaggressions, bias, or harassment experienced in class or lab. Submission is confidential unless otherwise indicated. Comments first got to the NGP administration office and are then delivered to responsible parties. If submissions include contact information, the responsible individuals will follow-up directly. 

Rackham Resolution Office

This office provides a confidential space to discuss concerns, obtain information about policies and procedures, obtain referrals and other resources, and discuss next steps. This is the primary graduate student resource for discussing emergencies, crisis situations, and disputes with faculty, staff, or other students.

Graduate Employees’ Organization 3550 Grievance Committee

UM GEO sets the employment contract terms and conditions of GSIs and GSSAs. The grievance committee can help resolve disputes related to these positions and helps protect students from retaliation.

Office of Student Conflict Resolution

Part of UM Student Life, this office offers a range of confidential conflict resolution resources and services. Click here to file a complaint.

UM Campus Climate Support

Campus Climate Support is part of Student Life and is a non-disciplinary body that provides a space to confidentially report concerns, obtain resources, and identify next steps. Climate concerns may include “actions that discriminate, stereotype, exclude, harrasses or harms anyone in our community based on their identity.”

UM Ombuds

The UM Office of the Ombuds provides a confidential place to talk about any campus issue, concern, problem, or dispute. Ombuds do not participate in formal grievance processes or make administrative decisions, allowing them to be a first exploratory step or a last resort for getting advice about conflict resolution.

UM Dean of Students

The Dean of Students Office provides support services to students and manages critical incidents impacting students and campus community.

Bias and Harassment Reporting
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In Crisis for Sexual Assault? Call 911 or the UM 24-hr crisis line 734-936-3333

UM Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC)

SAPAC is part of UM Student Life and provides information, confidential discussions, workshops, and survivor support. Additional information and advice in the event of assault can be found at UM DPSS.  Call 911 or the UM 24-hr crisis line (734-936-3333) in an emergency!

Office of Institutional Equity: Discrimination, Discriminatory Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Reporting Form

Contacts are considered “Individuals with Reporting Obligations” and are required to share information about possible misconduct to the Office for Institutional Equity.

Discrimination or Harassment

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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NGP DEI Committee and Task Forces

See this link for the NGP DEI page, including our diversity statement, information about our DEI Task Forces, and additional Resources.

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Here is the primary means for advancing DEI efforts campus-wide, including policy statements, long-term strategic plans, resources, initiatives like Wolverine Pathways, and several internal award mechanisms.

Office of Health Equity & Inclusion

This office through Michigan Medicine supports medical students and those affiliated with biomedical sciences, including educational programs, anti-racism resources, and other events.

Center for the Education of Women

UM CEW provides career and education counseling, workshops and events, and grants and fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students. Their Stories Project is an important touchstone for everyone in the university community!

Spectrum Center

The UM Spectrum Center provides support services for LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty and their allies.  Check out their welcome week, mixers, other events, workshops, and story sites!  They also provide internal grant funding for students and student organizations looking to enhance campus climate. 

Local A2 resources for LGBTQ students

Gender Inclusive Housing

Trotter Multicultural Center

Programming and leadership development on creating inclusive environments, spanning all aspects of visible and invisible social identities and cultures.

UM Services for Students with Disabilities

Yes, graduate students can get accommodations!  Accessibility is equity. Contact SSD to understand your options, including advocacy, captioning services, coaching, speech-to-text and text-to-speech services.

Multi-ethnic Student Affairs (MESA)

Hosted by Student Life, MESA supports diversity and social justice through the lens of race and ethnicity.

Services for Students with Disabilities

Rackham DEI Certificate

Training in diversity, equity, and inclusion topics and professional implementation. Core requirements include ten professional development workshops, written reflections, development of a diversity statement, and participation in the Intercultural Development Inventory training.

See the NGP DEI page for NSP, AMS, FEMMES, ABRCMS, SACNAS links

Research Training and Education
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UM Graduate Teacher Certificate

The Center for Research, Learning & Teaching offers our graduate students a mechanism for professional development in college-level teaching. Even if you are just exploring teaching as a possible career or part of your career path, or want to become a better Graduate Student Instructor, check out this program.

Rackham DEI Certificate

Training in diversity, equity, and inclusion topics and professional implementation. Core requirements include ten professional development workshops, written reflections, development of a diversity statement, and participation in the Intercultural Development Inventory training.


Practical training in writing and editing in a variety of genres. 


Science communication training organization, originally founded by NGP graduate students!

MiLEAD Consulting Group

Practical experience in consulting with local and national businesses.

Ginsberg Center for Community Service Learning

Explore the myriad opportunities to engage as learners and leaders to create a better community and world.

Professional Development Resources

Job Search Resources


Legal, Financial, and Government Resources
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Student Legal Services

The UM Student Legal Services office provides confidential services related to housing conflicts, criminal investigations, family/probate, consumer issues, and other general legal practice areas. Click here to request an appointment or call 734-763-9920


Rackham 101: Filing Taxes for Graduate Students - Fall 2020

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Rackham Tax Workshop - Spring 2020

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 Filing Taxes for Graduate Students - Summer 2020

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Building Your Credit During Graduate School

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DFCU Financial Educational Programs

When: 7pm, unless otherwise stated

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DFCU Financial offers a variety of educational programs to help their members and the community overcome financial challenges and reach important milestones. All seminars are free to DFCU members and potential members (that means anyone) and are scheduled from 7 p.m. unless otherwise stated. Their sessions include “Debt-Free Living” and “Student Loans and Financial Freedom”. For a complete schedule and  to register, click here. Descriptions below taken from website.

Lists of Funding Opportunities 

Veteran and Military Services

Mentoring Resources
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Rackham: Mentoring Others Results in Excellence (MORE) Program

All NGP students and their mentors are required to participate in MORE workshops, which help define expectations and shared goals. The MORE program includes additional resources and programming to help you get the most out of mentoring. 

National Research Mentoring Network

NIH-supported national consortium to support professional networking. Check out this program, at any training stage, to find virtual mentors, serve as a mentor, find best practices, and discover collaborative opportunities. 

Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research

Are you looking for more effective mentoring practices?  CIMER uses evidence-based and culturally-responsive methodologies to develop, implement, and evaluate mentor-mentee training.  Check out the Entering Mentoring and Entering Research training curricula.

Getting Around Ann Arbor
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UM Logistics, Transportation, and Parking

Information on UM transit services, parking permits, and vanpools. 

The Ride

Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti bus information, trip planning, schedules, and tracking tools. 


Car-sharing network at the University of Michigan.