The Office of Student Life engages students in learning outside of the classroom. Student Life:
- Provides students with opportunities to serve with the community
- Prepares students for active involvement and leadership roles
- Encourages the work of over 40 registered student organizations
- Hosts large campus programs
- Educates students on health and wellness topics
From ID photos to commencement tickets, Student Life has the unique opportunity to be with students through their entire journey at Madonna University! Our slogan, “Get the 411, in Room 1411”, can be heard through the halls. Students know the best place to find information on campus policies, dates and times of events, or a friendly face is the Office of Student Life!
In cooperation with the Offices of Service-Learning and Campus Ministry, Student Life strives to engage every student in meaningful service projects. Each holiday season, you’ll see faculty, staff, and students gathering gifts for our Christmas for Kids program which provides for more than 40 families in our area.
Through the efforts of registered student organizations, students can participate in many other service projects like packaging food at Gleaner’s Community Food Bank, reading to children at local elementary schools, and donating blood with the American Red Cross. Each January, Madonna University celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with programs and service projects tied to our core values. Another option to serve is through an Alternative Spring Break program, where students choose to volunteer during their spring vacation.
2018 Dates: March 4-10, 2018
2018 Application – Click here to apply
Completing this application form does not guarantee participation. Applications are reviewed as they are received and students will be contacted by Student Life upon receipt of their application.
Alternative Spring Break (ASB) at Madonna University is an opportunity for students to serve with the community during the spring break vacation. Students can travel to other parts of the United States and serve where they are needed. Students travel in groups with a staff member leading the trip. Trips include service projects, reflection, and time for fun.
Service projects tend to focus on the areas of youth development, basic needs, anti-homelessness and anti-poverty, environmental, and natural disaster relief. Madonna students will serve alongside students from other colleges and universities during ASB. Travel arrangements and lodging accommodations are made by the Office of Student Life. Students will all stay together in volunteer housing or at community centers. ASB is a great way to learn about other communities and yourself.
2018 trip options:
Issue areas: Youth development, hunger & homelessness, and environment
Destinations: Greater New York City, NY or Greater Washington, D.C.
Issue areas: Hurricane relief and long-term natural disaster recovery
Destinations: Southern Florida or Houston, Texas
Students must cover the full cost of ASB. For 2018, our pricing will be determined by the destination and the number of students interested in going on the trip. Trip costs include lodging, ground transportation, food, and materials. A $100 deposit secures the student's travel and registration for service projects. Non-refundable deposits should be turned into the Office of Student Life. Fundraising options are available.
Past Alternative Spring Break trips:
natural disaster relief
natural disaster relief
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Office of Student Life
Students can gain skills they will use for a lifetime when they lead a registered student organization or serve on a University committee. Student Senate gives a voice to student opinions, while developing students as leaders individually and as a community.
Mission Statement: Exchange and dissemination of info on aging issues; network for the study of gerontology and for careers in aging; and community projects and service that positively benefit the quality of life of older adults.
Animal Awareness Organization
Mission Statement: To bring about awareness of animal welfare issues in our area and contribute to bettering their situations. This group and its activities are not affiliated with any other local or national organizations.
Arab Student Union
Mission Statement: The Arab American Student Union at Madonna University will unite and serve the Arab community, bring diversity to the campus which will encourage cultural interactions among all cultures, and promote and understand the Arab world, culture, heritage, and current issues.
Mission Statement: To bring more awareness to Madonna’s art department and expand students' creative horizon.
Be the Change
Mission Statement: To impact the lives of the people around us.
Mission Statement: To bring unity and inspiration to the campus of Madonna University. Our goal is to culturally enhance and increase the campus awareness of African American women; furthermore, to strengthen and support all women on campus through a network of education activities and social events.
Broadcast and Film Club
Mission Statement: The Broadcast and Film Club is a student organization at Madonna University dedicated to creating professional Television and Radio productions in a fun atmosphere consistent with, and in support of, the mission of Madonna University. Our goal is to enhance the skills and portfolios of our members by encouraging them to contribute their individual talents to the club’s various productions. We take pride in the fact that all members are personally responsible for the success of our club.
Mission Statement: Developing college and university students into a global network of responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to service.
Coast Guard Auxiliary University Program
Mission Statement: The U.S. Coast Guard AUP is the Auxiliary’s official college-level mission program established to meet these goals: Sustain mission excellence and enhance crisis response, build capacity, and prepare for the future.
Criminal Justice Club
Mission Statement: The mission of the Madonna University Criminal Justice Club is to provide its members with opportunities to volunteer for and serve their community while enhancing their network by participating in activities dealing with criminal justice. It is our duty to represent our University as well as our club with honor to the best of our ability.
Mission Statement: We value faith, growth, & fruitfulness. We want to fulfill the Great Commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith, & sending them to win and build others.
Mission Statement: Support the athletics department by performing as many home games as possible. To be professional dancers that represents MU in a positive way on and off the stage. Give back to the MU community and Livonia community by doing volunteer work. Meet/share the love of dance with others.
Madonna Early Childhood Club
Mission Statement: The purpose of this organization shall be to engage in professional activities and to advocate the well-being of young children, age’s birth to eight years.
EVO- ECOLOGICAL VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION
Mission Statement: To provide volunteer experiences through a solid team of participants who represent Madonna University to provide encouragement and teamwork through service learning and volunteer work to improve the health of our ecological environments on every level possible.
FAN- Future Alumni Network
Mission Statement: The mission of the Future Alumni Network (FAN), the student branch of the Madonna University Alumni Association, is to promote and foster a dynamic relationship between students and alumni in a manner that creates strong values, pride, and tradition for Madonna University.
Fleece and Thank You
Mission Statement: To provide hope to children battling life threatening diseases in hospitals by donating colorful fleece tie blankets with an encouraging video message. While also bringing students and members of the surrounding area together for a mission.
Food Recovery Network of Madonna University
Mission Statement: Food Recovery Network will work to create a food recovery program to help end hunger and work within the community. We will work with Sodexo at Madonna University by collecting and retrieving food to administer to the local community. We will also commit to educating the public of food waste and hunger in America.
Forensic Science Society
Mission Statement: The purpose of the MUFSS is to encourage interaction and networking between Madonna University students, alumni, and forensic science related organizations within the local area.
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Club
Mission Statement: The Hispanic/Latino Heritage Club is committed to provide knowledge about the Hispanic/Latino traditions, values and language, as well as to promote diversity and support fellowship.
INSPIRE: A Composer Collaborative
Mission Statement: INSPIRE: A Composer Collaborative is committed to providing Madonna University student composers of all skill levels with a creative outlet. Open to music majors of all skill levels, we aim to inspire our members to explore composing in an inclusive community that encourages both individual expression and collaborative experiences.
Italian American Chorale
Mission Statement: The purpose of this organization shall be to promote the Choral music, the Italian language, and the sense of belonging to a choral community. To make the members learn music theory, reading, and singing techniques.
Love Your Melon
Mission Statement: Love Your Melon is a brand apparel company that gives a hat to every child battling cancer in America, funds childhood cancer research initiatives, and support for children and their families.
Mission Statement: To bring warmth to the community by coming together to knit, crochet or embroider, and give warmth to those who need it by those means.
Madonna University Nurse Practitioner Association
Mission Statement: To provide student Nurse practitioners with a venue to understand the professional issues that impact their practice in the state of Michigan. To aid in development of the whole student, his/her professional role, and his/her responsibility for the health care of people in all walks of life. Increase understanding of the role of a professional organization in improving health care outcomes.
Mission Statement: To advance and enrich students' knowledge and appreciation of mathematics through intellectual activity, exploring career opportunities, and community engagement.
Mission Statement: The purpose of this organization shall be to provide an inclusive and welcoming space for members of the LGBTQ+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning+), and straight ally community at Madonna University. The dignity and respect for all individuals will be promoted, and support guidance, and education will be facilitated.
MUNSA- Madonna University Nursing Student Association
Mission Statement: Through its members, MUNSA works to create environments where nursing students can reach their full potential. MUNSA provides leadership to its member and the public as the voice of nursing students within the state of Michigan. MUNSA is committed to providing the highest quality resources to our members.
NSCS- National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Mission Statement: To recognize and elevate high achievers at Madonna of any major; to connect students with leadership and service opportunities as well as access to scholarships.
No Strings Attached
Mission Statement: The goal of No Strings Attached is to bring high quality a cappella music to the Madonna community and provide an environment where all students are able to appreciate the arts.
Paralegal Studies Club
Mission Statement: To aid Members in career planning, allow members to discuss current events in the paralegal profession, assist members in exploring various areas of the law profession, and allow members to interact and communicate outside of the classroom setting.Email: Paralegal.firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-Veterinary Medicine Association
Mission Statement: The purpose of this organization shall be to gain insight into the veterinarian career and to prepare students for the veterinarian school application process while helping local animals through fundraising and community service.
Mission Statement: The purpose of the Psychology Club will be to assist members in exploring areas of psychology and interacting outside of the classroom as well as raising community awareness about psychological issues through various events.
Red Cross Club
Mission Statement: The American Red Cross Club is a humanitarian organization led by volunteers that provide relief to disaster victims, support to active and veteran military personnel and their families, the knowledge and skills to help our community prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
SLS- Sign Language Studies Club
Mission Statement: The purpose of the MUSLS club is to provide support to Madonna University’s sign language student’s as well as potential students. We also strive to create a solid connection between the students and the Deaf Community.
SNATS- Student National Association of Teachers Singing
Mission Statement: The purpose of this organization will be to educate and inspire the vocal music community at Madonna University and in the Metro-Detroit area. It is the goal of this organization to contribute guidance toward the academic, intellectual, and social welfare of our members to provide supplementation to their studies, as well as encourage public interest and support of vocal music. We are challenged to encourage the promotion of vocal performances despite the seeming lack of societal interest. We will strive to raise our efforts to higher ideals and spur the desire to achieve success in college and in our careers as musicians and community members.
SWAMU- Social Work Association of Madonna University
Mission Statement: SWAMU is a networking opportunity for students and gives experience working with micro and macro situations in social work. We offer social opportunities and support to students.
Society of Future Teachers
Mission Statement: The Society of Future Teachers provides a forum for students interested in education to meet other future teachers, participate in leadership roles, be active in community service projects, and participate in career preparation and networking events.
Sports Management Organization
Mission Statement: Promote members in personal and professional development. SMO aims to provide relevant discussion of current events related to the profession. The final purpose includes student interaction as well as engagement at Madonna University. SMO will provide internship opportunities, career planning, and alumni interaction.
Mission Statement: The mission of Stop A.V.T is to raise awareness of the ongoing issues of sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking as well as to raise awareness of the various support and systems available to those who have been affected.
Student United Way
Mission Statement: To give, advocate, and volunteer in the areas of education, income and health; grow as leaders and connect with the community; and build lasting relationships with each other and the United Way.
Madonna University Student Veterans Association
Mission Statement: The Madonna University- Student Veterans Association is a bipartisan group for active duty, reserve, National Guard, supportive environment for students to share common concerns, advocate for one another and discuss issues facing veterans.
Toms @ MU
Mission Statement: To show how together, we can create a better tomorrow by taking compassionate action today.
United Video Game Club
Mission Statement: To bring Madonna University students together who share an interest in electronic Games.
We are One
Mission Statement: We are dedicated to the mission of Christ which is making faithful disciple to go out and evangelize His word. We want to bring together all Christian groups and act as one body in Jesus Christ. Promoting relationships, instead of divisions, opening our hearts to one another in fullness. All Christians are welcome to come together to worship.
Wishmakers on Campus
Mission Statement: A fundraising organization devoted to contributing time and energy to help grant the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions through the Make-A-Wish foundation.
Achievement Honor Society
Chi Alpha Epsilon
|National Catholic Honor Society||Kappa Gamma Pi|
|Business Honor Society||Delta Mu Delta|
|Education Honor Society||Kappa Delta Pi|
|Gerontology Honor Society||Sigma Phi Omega|
|History Honor Society||Phi Alpha Theta|
|Nursing Honor Society||Sigma Theta Tau International|
|Paralegal Honor Society||Lambda Epsilon Chi|
|Psychology Honor Society||Psi Chi|
|Science and Mathematics Honor Society||Sigma Zeta|
|Social Work Honor Society||Phi Alpha|
|National Society of Collegiate Scholars||(Freshmen/Sophomores)||NSCS|
Students can look forward to several traditions each academic year! Week of Welcome kicks off the fall semester with a Welcome Party and RSO Fair, where students can meet with registered student organizations they might be interested in joining. To celebrate the University’s Founder’s Day, Spirit Week is held each November and includes the Homecoming Dance, Crusader basketball games, and plenty of blue & gold.
To warm up at the start of the new year, Winter Welcome Back wows with Glow-in-the-Dark Capture the Flag, plenty of hot chocolate, and another opportunity to meet all the student organizations. At the end of each academic year, we wrap things up with Spring into Fun, which includes a Murder Mystery, Crusader baseball and softball games, and the Spring Fling Dance.
Another program that allows students to travel and experience all that Metro Detroit and Michigan have to offer is Madonna Miles. In cooperation with the International Students Office, Madonna Miles takes students on a bus to professional sporting events, museums, and other local attractions.
Students can receive helpful information about prevention programs, stress management, conflict resolution, work/life balance, self-esteem and many other areas from our office.
Developing Leaders for an Inclusive World
Grounded in Madonna University’s Franciscan values, the Mosaic Leadership Academy promotes an appreciation of diversity, inclusion and respect for persons of all cultures, races, backgrounds, beliefs and experiences.
It represents a diverse group of academically well-prepared undergraduate students from a wide array of majors who look to advance as leaders in a multicultural workforce, engage in service for the common good and prepare for a career in an inclusive global economy.
The Mosaic Leadership Academy affords educational and experiential opportunities for outstanding students from groups who are traditionally underrepresented.
Qualified students partake in a year-long experience that includes:
- Development of their professional readiness
- Participation in community service and internships
- Expansion of their cultural responsiveness
- Growth in their leadership skills
- Opportunities to study abroad
- Recognition that their differences and uniqueness benefit the success of a workplace
Through the Madonna University Mosaic Leadership Academy(MLA), we empower students to excel academically and flourish as members of a social and inclusive workforce. As a result of this program, employers can expect access to well-prepared, diverse and culturally sensitive prospective employees who are ready to serve.
Up to 25 undergraduate students per year receive $4,000 per academic year for up to four consecutive years.
- Accepted new students beginning in the Fall semester and enrolling full time.
- Academically well-prepared students who will be evaluated based on GPA and extracurricular involvemen.
- Students of any race, culture, gender or economic background.
- Students who exhibit exemplary leadership qualities and potential.
- Students with commitment to actively contribute to the diversity and inclusion of all races, cultures, and backgrounds in the community.
- Distinguishable students in the advancement of underrepresented groups in society.
How to Apply
- Complete the Mosaic Leadership Academy online application
- Complete the accompanying essay with application
- Submit application and essay to Undergraduate Admissions by June 1
- Decisions will be made by July 1 for the academic year