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Office of the President

Welcome to Central Michigan University!

At CMU, we are proud to be an inclusive community of scholars committed to rigor, relevance and excellence in all we do. As a large research university with a small-town feel, we offer students unparalleled opportunities for engaged learning while also providing the support and attention necessary for success. Our outstanding faculty provide exceptional learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom. With small class sizes in most programs, our students take advantage of active learning and hands-on learning activities focused on real-world application and results.

Even at the undergraduate level, our students work alongside faculty in the lab and in the field. They make an impact in countless ways: protecting and preserving the Great Lakes, designing the next inclusive fashion trend, seeking sustainable energy sources, launching socially conscious startup companies, writing the next great play, and so much more. At CMU, we aren’t afraid to work hard to make a difference — we Fire Up to tackle challenges and find solutions.

CMU Chippewas believe in setting the leadership standard in all we do. Every student has the chance to discover and develop their leadership, professional and technical skills during their years at Central, and they go on to be visionaries and change-makers in the communities where they live and work. At CMU, they develop the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to change the world in extraordinary ways.

Perhaps most importantly, we are a community that lifts each other up. While we enjoy competition, we also enjoy cheering each other on. We believe that nothing great is ever achieved alone — we celebrate our successes together. We are passionate about our core values, and we embrace integrity, respect, compassion, inclusiveness, social responsibility, excellence and innovation in all we do.

We are proud of our university community, and we invite you to join us. Whether you are a prospective student, faculty or staff member, an alumnus, a community partner or simply a visitor, we are honored you have chosen to learn more about CMU.



Bob Davies, Ph.D.
Central Michigan University