Community Action and Social Change Undergraduate Minor

The CASC minor is for students interested in developing knowledge, skills, and experiences in community action and social change. Since its launch in Winter 2010, over 600 students have declared the CASC minor.


The CASC Minor is open to students enrolled in:

  • College of LSA
  • College of Engineering
  • Ford School of Public Policy
  • Ross School of Business
  • School of Art & Design
  • School of Kinesiology
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Music, Theater & Dance

Don't see your school or college listed but interested in declaring the minor? Email us at to find out how you can declare CASC.

The multidisciplinary 16 credit minor will prepare students to:

  • examine community action and social change using a multidisciplinary framework
  • address community action and social change in multilingual and multicultural communities
  • integrate social justice values into the community action and social change processes
  • engage in service learning to promote community action and social change.

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Advising Hours

Come meet with an academic advisor!

During spring and summer term, advising hours are by appointment only. Please email to set up an advising appointment.

If you are planning to declare the CASC minor, you should attend an info session and complete an online declaration form prior to meeting with an advisor.

Featured Alumni

  • Mimi Karabulut

    Mimi Karabulut

    As a student at the University of Michigan double majoring in political science and international studies with a CASC minor, Mimi tended towards academic and co-curricular opportunities that incorporated public speaking and education. Having competed on the debate team in high school, she found a home in Project Community’s Urban Debate section. Weekly, she worked with students in Detroit to develop debate skills, improving literacy, lowering dropout rates, and promoting self-esteem. Like many college seniors, Mimi wasn’t totally sure where she wanted to end up, but she was drawn to teaching. Mimi landed a job with Aspire Public Schools in a teaching and educational residency program. Four months into the program, Mimi loves her life as a 4th grade teacher and masters student in Stockton, CA. With Aspire, a charter district that extends a traditional district's school year...

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CASC Events

  1. CASC Welcome Back Ice Cream Social »

    September 17, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Join CASC students and staff for a welcome back event! Eat free ice cream*! Get a brand new CASC t-shirt! Reconnect with the CASC community! Get important updates on upcoming CASC programming! Soak in the last days of summer!  

     *dairy-free ice cream included.

  2. 2015 CASC Graduation »

    May 1, 2015 - 9:00am to 11:30am

    CASC graduation is an opportunity to honor each of our 136 graduating seniors. Because of our large turnout and limited space, we will host graduation in two waves. Please see below for more details on CASC graduation. 

    Friday, May 1st, 9 am - 11:30 am
    Lower Level, School of Social Work, 1080 S. University

    Maize Group:
    9:15 am - 9:45 am - Graduation Ceremony
    10:00 am - Reception

    Blue Group:
    10:00 am - 10:30 am - Graduation Ceremony
    10:30 am - Reception

    ***At 10:30 am we will take a group photo with all graduates and continue the reception***

    For more information please email Alice Mishkin at

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