About Michigan IT

Michigan IT is a universitywide program to build community, foster skills & professional development, and enhance innovation across U-M’s 2,700+ IT professionals. The members of the Michigan IT community work in U-M's schools and colleges, libraries, research institutes, health system, technology offices, and administrative units. The program is led by the Michigan IT Steering Committee and sponsored by the Office of the CIO.


Collaboratively providing unparalleled IT services that constantly adapt to best meet evolving campus needs.

Community Guiding Principles

  • Align to university missions.
  • Be an open door to IT services.
  • Adopt common technology foundations.
  • Innovate for emergent needs.
  • Integrate common foundations and local innovations.
  • Collaborate, communicate, and communicate more.
  • Be curious, stay open, seek first to understand.
  • Seek and use common methodologies and standards.
  • Manage for greatness.
  • Steward resources wisely.

Program Roadmap

View more information about the Michigan IT community and program roadmap.

Michigan IT Steering Committee

The Michigan IT Steering Committee is charged with advancing and connecting IT professionals from across the University of Michigan. Learn more about the Michigan IT Steering Committee.


In 2012, a team of university leaders engaged with the IT community for the purpose of defining a strategic vision with an emphasis on mission-aligned services. This led the publication of a planning report incorporating more than 380 recommendations from the IT community, and Michigan IT's inclusion in the university’s IT Strategic Plan.

A program of initiatives followed, including an intensive on-campus leadership development program for over 100 top IT leaders and managers, an annual university-wide IT Symposium including over one hundred posters and dozens of presentations showcasing the best of Michigan IT, dozens of peer-led communities of practice organized around very specific and strategically aligned IT topics, an annual hackathon to enable rapid cross-campus creativity on pressing needs, and more.