Research suggests that students who are involved in student organizations and campus activities have a higher GPA, graduate sooner, and have a better college experience. A Registered Student Organization (RSO) at Central Michigan University is any group consisting primarily of students enrolled at CMU and formed to contribute to those students' educational growth, recreation, and/or personal development.

The following are examples of RSOs and groups that are available to students from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences:

Amnesty International at CMU
Anthropology Club
Association for Psychological Science Student Caucus (APSSC)
Central Neuroscience Society
CMU Chippewa Battalion Queen’s Guard
Cultural and Global Studies Student Ambassadors
Delta Phi Alpha - German Honor Society
Dogma Free Society
Experimental Psychology Organization
French Club: Le Cercle Francais
The Fiction Collective
History Club
Industrial/Organizational Psychology Association
International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
Justice Society
Mock Trial
Multicultural Psychology Student Society (MPSS)
Museum Studies Club
National Council of Teachers of English: CMU Student Affiliate
Nonprofit Leadership Student Alliance (NLSA)
Nu Rho Psi - Neuroscience Honor Society
Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity
Phi Alpha Theta/History Club
Pi Alpha Alpha - Public Affairs and Administration Honor Society
Pi Delta Phi - French Honor Society
Pi Sigma Alpha - Political Science Honor Society
The Poets Collective
Refugee Outreach Collective (ROC)
Religion and Media (RAM)
Sigma Delta Pi - Spanish Honorary Society
Sigma Psi Chapter of Phi Alpha Honors Society - Social Work Honor Society
Sigma Tau Delta - English Honor Society
Society of the United Nations
Sociology Society
Spanish Club
Stammtisch - German Conversation Hour
Student Advocates for Prison Reform and the Incarcerated (SAPRI)
Student Advocates for Vegetarian/Veganism
Student Environmental Alliance
Students Advocating Gender Equality (SAGE)
The Student Philosophers
Student Social Work Association
Word Hammer - Slam Poetry
The Writing Circle