Student Communications

Want to advertise an event at SPH? Here's how!

  • Send a message to umsph.open@umich.edu.
  • Submit an event to the SPH online calendar It will automatically be posted to our digital signage, and enter consideration as an "In the News" headline on the home page. Events on the SPH calendar are also included in weekly student newsletters. If you have a flyer for your event, you will be given the opportunity to upload it. Please note that only landscape-oriented flyers work on our digital signs.
  • Post events and messages to the UM SPH Facebook page (become a fan first).
  • Place flyers on SPH bulletin boards.
  • Post events on The Heights.
  • Want an event highlighted in a student newsletter? E-mail Jillian McConville (PublicHealthUG@umich.edu) for undergraduate information and Dani Koel (danikoel@umich.edu) for graduate information.
  • If this is a major event for your student group, other publicity assistance may be available. Consult with the Office of Marketing and Communications and the Office for Student Engagement and Practice as far in advance as you can for maximum assistance. (And don't forget UM-wide publicity channels for appropriate events.)

Optional E-mail Group

umsph.open@umich.edu: This is the main e-mail address used by students, faculty and staff for general public-health-related announcements, events, and discussions.

Individuals can opt-in or out of umsph.open@umich.edu:

  • go to MCommunity
  • select "Log In" and enter your uniqname and password
  • search for umsph.open
  • select "join" or "resign"
  • No groups are allowed to join umsph.open@umich.edu.

Please send all event information to umsph.open@umich.edu.

Mandatory e-mail groups for official university information

Please do not send messages to these groups because they will not be received - messages may only be sent by designated moderators.

  • sph.students@umich.edu: Includes all graduate and undergraduate students
  • sph.grad.students@umich.edu: Includes all graduate students
  • sph.ug.students@umich.edu: Includes all undergraduate students

Students are responsible for acting upon these e-mails, which are solely related to:

  • School policy changes
  • Registration
  • Emergency procedures
  • Student newsletters
  • Other Information or events deemed important by the Dean and the Dean's Office

Please contact departments for department specific e-mail groups.

Responsible Use

Members of all official groups must communicate respectfully, and violations of the University of Michigan Responsible Use Policy could result in removal from the group and disciplinary procedures. Excerpts from the Responsible Use
Policy include:

  • To respect the privacy of other users; for example, you shall not intentionally seek information on, ..., shall not represent others, ...,nor shall you divulge sensitive personal data ...
  • To respect the rights of other users; for example, you shall comply with all University policies regarding sexual, racial, and other forms of harassment.
  • To respect the intended usage of resources; for example, you shall use only those resources assigned to you ... for the purposes specified, .....You may not use University resources assigned to you or others for profit-making or fund-raising activities unless explicitly authorized to do so by the appropriate authority.
  • To respect the shared nature of resources; for example, you shall avoid activities that unreasonably tax system resources or that, through frivolous use, go beyond the intended use of the system.
  • To respect the intended usage of systems for electronic exchange ...; for example, you shall not send forged electronic mail, mail that will intimidate or harass other users, chain messages that can interfere with the efficiency of the system, mass mailings not related to the topic(s) of the addressed group(s), or promotional mail for profit-making purposes

Important update from the UM Athletic Ticket Office

Students should NOT be reselling UM athletic event tickets at ANY price via umsph.open@umich.edu or any other listserv, per MGoBlue.com which says: "Attempting to sell or solicit the sale of a ticket(s) (even at face value) on campus without a permit violates University policy."

SPH expects participants to conduct personal transactions in compliance with University policies and federal, state and local laws. Posters to all U-M SPH listservs are responsible for their own content; but SPH will remove members who violate U-M policies. SPH will not accept responsibility for any goods or services offered, and will not mediate any part of the transaction before, during, or after it is undertaken.