​​​​​​Office of Student Activities & Involvement is home to Student Organizations, Student Activities, and Fraternity & Sorority Life. It is our goal to provide CMU students with healthy and safe opportunities that will connect them to Central Michigan University and enhance their college experience. The Student Organization Center (SOC), located on the lower level of the Bovee University Center, houses over 30 student organization offices.  Students interested in participating in campus activities should contact the Office of Stud​​ent Life

Mock Trial

Image of the CMU Mock Trial Association logoThe Mock Trial Association at Central Michigan University is dedicated to enhancing the legal knowledge of courtroom practices and procedures through preparation for and competition in the American Mock Trial Association intercollegiate competition. The Mock Trial Association works toward the advancement of student engagement in the legal process. The purpose of the organization is to foster the development of both public speaking and critical thinking skills in class and in the courtroom. The organization meets every Thursday night at 6:30 PM in Anspach Hall 153. For more information contact cmumocktrialassociation@gmail.com 

For additional information, contact:

​Dr. Kyla Stepp, Anspach 238, stepp1k@cmich.edu​, (989) 774-3259.

Dr. Jeremy Castle, Anspach 234, castl2j@cmich.edu.


International City/County Management Association logo


The Central Michigan University Student Chapter of the International City/County Management Association encourages student scholarship relevant to the quality of local government as achieved through the professional management of local public services. The chapter promotes the advancement of student knowledge about public service management by supporting student explorations of the ways public services are delivered in behalf of local communities. The chapter fosters student appreciation for integrity, professionalism and creative performance in the management of local governmental and related public service activities. Membership in the chapter is open to all Central Michigan University students in good standing academically who are interested in local government and the management of local public services. For additional information, contact Dr. Nancy Quarles, quarl1nl@cmich.edu.

Please visit: http://icma.org/en/icma/home.

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Pi Alpha Alpha

The Central Michigan University Chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha, the National Honor Society of Public Affairs and Administration, encourages and recognizes outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in public affairs and public administration, promotes the advancement of education and practice in the arts and sciences of public affairs and public administration, and fosters integrity, professionalism and creative performance in the conduct of governmental and related public service activities. Membership in the chapter is limited to those of academic excellence and achievement and/or distinguished public service who are or have been enrolled or teach in public affairs or public administration programs, or who serve or have served with distinction in the public service.

The NASPAA accredited MPA program would like to invite our students and alumni to consider membership in our chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha.  Recognition by Pi Alpha Alpha is the premier academic distinction available to students of public administration or public policy; serving to identify the best students in the discipline both nationally and internationally (http://pialphaalpha.org).  This is evidenced by the eligibility requirements.

Undergraduate Student Memberships - Candidates for undergraduate degrees who rank in the upper ten percent (10%) of their graduating class may be inducted provided:

  1. They have completed 15 semester hours of course work required for the public and nonprofit administration major;
  2. They have maintained an average grade of 3.5 on a scale of 4.0 in all courses in the public and nonprofit administration major, and at least a 3.0 in all course work.
  3. They have met the requirements of (a) and (b) above and are in at least the last semester or quarter of their junior year.

Transfer students who meet the qualifications for undergraduate membership may be inducted after they have completed a minimum of one full year of course work in the school or college to which they transfer and in which the chapter is located.

Masters Degree Student Memberships – Students may be inducted from among the master's degree students in the department, institute, or school wherever the Pi Alpha Alpha chapter membership is based provided:

  1. They have maintained a GPA of at least 3.7. A chapter may set higher GPA requirements if it chooses.
  2. Master degree students must have completed at least fifty percent (50%) of the required course work (a minimum of 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours). A chapter may set a higher percent of completion if it chooses.

Membership in the chapter is open to qualifying current students and alumni and requires national membership dues of $70. The chapter dues go into the Pi Alpha Alpha fund which sponsors scholarships and could help sponsor a local meeting of Pi Alpha Alpha members in your area.

Those who are looking to join please feel free to contact the Faculty Advisor, Dr. Emma Powell, Anspach 244, (989) 774-1309, emma.powell@cmich.edu.

Pi Alpha Alpha Membership Application.pdf

Please visit: http://pialphaalpha.org/.



Pi Sigma Alpha

Comprised of highly intellectual, motivated, and dedicated students, Pi Sigma Alpha is dedicated to self development and the development of our discipline, while actively seeking to increase our numbers, and the political participation of our peers. Purpose: Pi Sigma Alpha is composed of the top political science students on campus. We are leaders who seek to build morale and membership within our discipline. For additional information, contact Dr. David Jesuit, Anspach 247B, (989) 774-2795jesuit1dk@cmich.edu.

Please visit: http://www.apsanet.org/~psa/.

Pi Sigma Alpha Membership Undergrad Application.pdf

Pi Sigma Alpha Membership Grad Application.pdf


Society of the United Nations 

Our organization is dedicated to furthering the knowledge of international relations while using it to enrich our lives and the lives of our peers. Purpose: To help students pursue their goals to attain a better understanding of international diplomacy.

For additional information, contact:

Dr. David Jesuit, Anspach 247B, (989) 774-2795, jesui1dk@cmich.edu

Dr. Timothy Hazen, Anspach 236, (989) 774-4432, hazen1t@cmich.edu

Please visit: http://www.unausa.org/.


Amnesty International logoAmnesty International at CMU


For more information, please contact Emilee Madison, Vice President of Amnesty International, madis1er@cmich.edu.

Advisor: Dr. Prakash Adhikari,  Anspach 245, (989) 774-1926adhik1p@cmich.edu.



Nonprofit Leadership Student Alliance (NLSA) of Central Michigan University 

NLSA logoThe Nonprofit Leadership Student Alliance (NLSA) of Central Michigan University was created in the Fall of 2016. NLSA's purpose is to support students pursuing professional careers in the field of Nonprofit Administration. The alliance supports students in the development of nonprofit leadership skills and encourages community involvement. Membership in NLSA will open doors for future nonprofit leaders by encouraging innovation, implementation, situational awareness, adaptability and verbal ability. Members will have the opportunity to attend the Alliance Management Institute in January to earn the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential and network with experienced nonprofit leaders. NLSA membership is open to all Central Michigan University students with an interest in the nonprofit sector.

Those who are looking to join please feel free to contact the Faculty Advisor, Dr. Emma Powell, Anspach 244, (989) 774-1309, emma.powell@cmich.edu


Image of Refugee Outreach Collective logoRefugee Outreach Collective (ROC)

We are a newly-founded RSO at Central Michigan University with the goal to bring attention to and advocate for forced migrants around the world as well as the broader issue of refugee crises. As students, we aim to provide voices to the men, women, and children who have been forcibly displaced from their homes due to conflict or persecution.

Meetings are open to everyone!

Make a Difference in the World.



Advisor: Dr. Prakash Adhikari, Anspach 245, (989) 774-1926, adhik1p@cmich.edu.

Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity

Phi Alpha Delta is an academic pre-law fraternity of students who are interested in careers in law. For information regarding Phi Alpha Delta, contact the Law Center or the Phi Alpha Delta office in the University Center.

For additional information, contact:

​Dr. Kyla Stepp, Anspach 238, (989) 774-3259, stepp1k@cmich.edu​.