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

      CFAA is for those interested in advocating for children and their families. Our focus is on providing students with professional development, experiences, and activism within and for the community.

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

      Learn More about Connections That Count

      REaCh is for those interested in children and their welfare. Our focus is providing educational resources and first-hand experiences with children in the community.

      Teacher and Special Education

        We provide professional development, networking, and community service opportunities to future teachers and inspire them to be outstanding leaders in and out of the classroom. Open to all education majors.

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        Dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

        CMLACMU offers networking and professional development opportunities for those who teach in the middle. Our RSO will learn about current trends of middle school students and why being in the middle is different from elementary and high school teaching. We are a collaborative organization with opportunities to attend state and national conferences.

        Activities/Reasons to Join!
      • Icebreaker activities, which will be used in a classroom.
      • We do FUN-draisers!
      • Guest teachers/speakers that will address middle school classroom management, various issues, and instruction.
      • Social activities that will enhance teamwork for those in the middle.
      • State and national conferences
      • We want to have fun learning about those of us who want to teach in the middle!
      • KDP is an undergraduate honorary society that fosters excellence in education and promotes leadership in the teaching profession. 

        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 NAME provides members with professional development through demonstrations, discussions, performing groups, and lectures. 

        The NCTESA is an organization devoted to improving the teaching of language arts at all levels of education. Through community involvement, regular meetings on campus and the national organization, we work to promote the creation of excellence in English and Language Arts education. 

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

        REaCh is for those interested in children and their welfare. Our focus is providing educational resources and first-hand experiences with children in the community. 

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

        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 with an emphasis on fashion sustainability and technology.

          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.

          If you are planning a career in fashion and the retail industry, join the Fashion Association of Merchandising and Design student organization. FAMD is a student organization that is focused on preparing students for diverse careers within the fashion industry. FAMD provides students with professional development through networking, field experience, philanthropy, workshops, and industry presentations.

          Connect with other fashion students to share knowledge and experiences and achieve your academic, social and career goals. Check us out on Instagram @cmu_famd for more information.

          The National Retail Federation (NRF) foundation is the world’s largest retail trade association. The NRF student chapter at CMU provides students with various opportunities in their educational and professional development in the area of retail by having them join the annual NRF student program in New York City. By attending the NRF student program, students can learn about unique opportunities for their future careers in retail and meet with recruiters from numerous brands at the event.

          The Threads Fashion Show is a student-run production that provides a platform for aspiring apparel designers and for those students desiring experience in the numerous aspects of fashion production including public relations, photography, video production, graphic design, model management, choreography, stage lighting and design, web design, program guide development, fundraising, booking venues and services, lining up talent, and presenting the show.

          Learn more about THREADS

          VERGE Magazine is a student-run magazine and registered student organization at CMU. VERGE invites students of all interests and majors to come together to use their creativity in whatever space it best thrives. VERGE aims to provide a safe and accepting space for students to explore and expand their creative abilities and gain experience in their industry. Follow them on Instagram @vergecmu

          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.

            Promotes the outdoors through adventure experiences, education and leadership opportunities, and professional development. 

            Provides an opportunity for returning Disney students to assist with the promotion and recruitment of future students. 

            Connects students considering occupational therapy as a graduate program via guest speakers and social opportunities. 

            The RTSC expands student knowledge and provides an experiential learning tool for students with a major or minor in Recreational Therapy.