Beyond the Diag - Off Campus Housing

Beyond the Diag is UM's off campus housing program within the Dean of Students Office. Beyond the Diag was developed to improve off-campus safety resources, communication, and education for UM students. The core work of Beyond the Diag includes:

Outreach and Education: Beyond the Diag aims to educate off-campus students about the various resources available to them on campus, in the community, and offered by the City of Ann Arbor. 

Off-Campus Student Assistance: The Dean of Students Case Management Team serves as unbiased third parties to help off-campus students address their concerns, navigate their challenges, and get connected to helpful resources. Learn more about how the Dean of Students Office can provide students with support. 

Off-Campus Housing Listing Service: The U-M Off-Campus Housing website was launched in September 2013 and serves students in a variety of ways. The website can be used to search housing listings, roommate finder, message boards, and a list of online resources for living off-campus. U-M does not manage off-campus properties, rather, provides this resource for students to search local off-campus housing options. 

Community Building: Neighborhood Ambassadors are student employees who live and work within the twelve near-to-campus neighborhoods, host social and educational events throughout the year, serve as resources for on-campus information and are able to make referrals to University resources to improve student wellness and safety off-campus.

Leadership Development: Beyond the Diag is committed to student development and involvement. Neighborhood Ambassadors attend a fall retreat, weekly meetings, and monthly professional development trainings designed to engage and directly impact their work in the off-campus neighborhoods. These opportunities also assist in developing life skills and introduce the staff to local resources available to off-campus students. 

Off-Campus Housing Assistance

The Beyond the Diag program in the Dean of Students office provides a dispute resoultion service called Off Campus Housing Assistance for student tenants and registered landlords/property managers. The purpose of this service is to resolve off-campus housing disputes between parties by using shuttle negotiation to reach a mutually desired outcome. Shuttle Negotiation is defined as an indirect conversation, facilitated by a non-involved party, between two or more parties involved in a conflict.

Student Job Openings

Looking for a rewarding job making our Ann Arbor community a better place? Beyond the Diag and the Division of Public Safety and Security are hiring student leaders for the 2017-2018 school year. Read more about practical skills you can gain and how to apply!

Students and staff ready for canvassing

Want to Join the Beyond the Diag Team?

Beyond the Diag is looking for off-campus students interested in:

  • Fostering a greater sense of community
  • Improving communication between students, the University and the Ann Arbor community
  • Raising awareness of safety issues
  • Promoting responsible citizenship to all off-campus students

We have two types of Beyond the Diag positions available - Neighborhood Ambassadors and Program Assistants. We are currently hiring Neighborhood Ambassadors for the 2016-2017 school year! 

Poster for joining Beyond the Diag

Student Employment: Program Assistant

Beyond the Diag is seeking to hire a Program Assistant. Interested students should have have first-hand experience and knowledge of student safety issues occuring off-campus, prior leadership experience, and community building/safety planning knowledge. 


Neighborhood Ambassador - Elbel
William W.