Education and Human Services Student Organizations

Grow Professionally and Personally

From the moment you step on campus, you'll be able to get involved in academic, cultural, professional, recreational or special interest groups. 

Our college has nearly 30 organizations specific to our majors that will enhance your college experience.

Select a department to see its student organizations:

Here are some opportunities to check out

Are you looking to gain valuable volunteer and service experience? Learn more about what’s involved with being a student ambassador and find out how to apply.​​

Become a CEHS Ambassador

The Education and Human Services Residential College is a community that supports freshmen and transfer students who are pursuing education and human service-related professions.

Benefits and How to Apply

Develop a strong core of STEM subjects and build professional skills to enhance your teaching. Other benefits include a tuition stipend, attendance at a STEM conference, and more!

Benefits and How to Apply

Human Development and Family Studies

The CLSA is for students interested in or actively pursuing a career as a child life specialist.

CTC is a service-learning group that supports individuals with disabilities and their families, provides mentorship and aids in building social skills through fun activities.

Learn More about Connections That Count

The FRC promotes community service and professional development opportunities. Service projects include making blankets for foster care children, sending care packages to soldiers stationed overseas and book drives for Mount Pleasant families.

FCA encourages students to develop the leadership skills necessary to make a difference in addressing issues involving the abuse, neglect and bullying of children, especially those who are at risk.

REaCh strives to improve professional practice and working conditions in early childhood education and to build public support for high-quality early childhood programs.

Teacher and Special Education

CMLA provides information, support and fellowship to students interested in growing as professional middle-level educators.

COFE is dedicated to getting future educators involved through opportunities that help them utilize resources, networks and activities. COFE provides chances to become more well-rounded educators to better assist their community, their students and themselves.

KDP is an honorary teaching fraternity that is co-ed and welcomes all future educators. KDP strives to improve the community at CMU and personal growth in the education field.

NAEA is a group of education majors and minors who believe art is important for children and the education system. Our goal is to supplement our education by leading activities to become better leaders, educators and knowledgeable citizens of the community.

Chapter 102 of the NAfME provides members with professional development through demonstrations, discussions, performing groups and lectures.

The NCTE is a professional community for early career teachers who strive for excellence and equity in English education.

NSTA welcomes all CMU students interested in the teaching and learning of science at the elementary or secondary level.

SCEC advances the education of individuals with exceptionalities and promotes related educational, scientific and charitable purposes.

SMEA assists in the preparation of future teachers by providing professional development, networking, and community service opportunities.

Fashion, Interior Design, and Merchandising

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists is a national organization founded in 1921, with its headquarters in North Carolina. The AATCC student chapter in CMU provides opportunities in educational and professional development for students interested in fashion and textiles and helps prepare them for the ever-evolving industries of textiles and apparel materials.

This organization is for students focused on interior design and improving the built environment. Run by and for interior design students, we offer support by organizing and hosting a variety of activities such as studio nights, special topics workshops, field trips and more.

FASA strives to give every inspired and/or Fashion and Creative Art student the opportunity to come together and showcase their talents, ideas and designs.

If you are planning a career in fashion and the retail industry, join the Fashion Association of Merchandising and Design student organization. We encourage creativity, passion and professionalism as members gain industry experience through travel, the planning of Threads — Central Michigan University’s renowned spring fashion show and philanthropic causes.

Join the new Mentorship Program. You can connect with another fashion student to share knowledge and experience and to achieve your academic, social and career goals. Participate as either a mentor or a mentee. Check our message on Instagram @cmu_famd for more information.

Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Administration

The Adventure Center facility is the only one of its kind in Michigan. Novices are welcome to try their hand at scaling a wall, and experienced climbers are invited to fine-tune their ascension skills. Open climb hours are during the school year and season passes are available.

AREP members gain firsthand experience in the recreation and event management field, along with developing a professional network.

This is a student-led organization of nature lovers, rock climbers, skydivers, campers and outdoor enthusiasts. The Club hosts two large trips each year. Additional smaller trips are planned on weekends.

This is one of only 13 MPI university chapters in the world and offers volunteer opportunities at the local, national and international levels.

PORC collaborates with organizations and agencies such as the US Forest Service; Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation; US Fish and Wildlife Service; and the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy to provide volunteer and service projects.

Project WILD and Project Learning Tree are excellent for non-formal educators, recreation majors, biology students, child-development majors and others who plan to work with youth. Environmental education workshops are held each semester.

Success in the hospitality industry is achieved through hard work, patience, experience and ongoing education. SFWP works to share knowledge, experience and connections to enhance each member’s professional and personal growth.

The TRSC expands student knowledge and provides an experiential learning tool for students with a major or minor in Therapeutic Recreation.