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Student Involvement

Student Involvement

The College of Education and Human Services encourages students of all levels to join a student organization. Getting involved in a group that shares a common interest can be fun, you will meet new people, and possibly even discover talents you did not know you had or learn about new opportunities you didn’t even know existed!

Here are some opportunities to check out 

​​​CEHS Student Ambassadors

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

​EHS Residential College (EHSRC)​

STEM Education Scholars​

​Human Development and Family Studies​

  • Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC) 

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

  • Care*Share*Connect
    A student organization that builds relationships and educating the elderly in nursing homes and elderly care facilities about the use of technology. 

  • Child Life Student Association at CMU (CLSA)
    The CLSA is for students interested in or actively pursuing a career as a child life specialist. 

  • Connections that Count (CTC)
    CTC is a service-learning group that supporting individuals with disabilities and their families and provides mentorship and aids in socialization skills through fun activities. 

  • Family Relations Council (FRC)
    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. 

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

  • Students for Autism Volunteering and Education (SAVE)
    SAVE strives to promote knowledge on the topic of Autism and its spectrum across the campus and in the surrounding community. Students can volunteer at Autism related events and raises funds for research in the field of Autism.

​Teacher/Special Education

  • Collegiate Middle Level Association (CMLA)
    CMLA provides information, support, and fellowship to students interested in growing as professional middle level educators. 

  • Council of Future Educators (COFE)
    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. 

  • Kappa Delta Pi (KDP)
    KDP 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. 

  • National Art Education Association (NAEA)
    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. 

  • National Association for Music Education (NAME Chapter 102)
    Chapter 102 of the NAfME provides members professional development through demonstrations, discussions, performing groups, and lectures. 

  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
    The NCTE is a professional community for early career teachers who strive for excellence and equity in English education. 

  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
    NSTA welcomes all CMU students interested in the teaching and learning of science at the elementary or secondary level. 

  • Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC)
    SCEC advances the education of individuals with exceptionalities and promotes related, educational, scientific, and charitable purposes. 

  • Student Michigan Education Association (SMEA)
    SMEA assists in the preparation of future teachers by providing professional development, networking, and community service opportunities.

​Fashion, Interior Design, and Merchandising​

  • Fashion & Arts Student Association (FASA)
    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.

  • Fashion Association of Merchandising & Design (FAMD)
    This organization is for students planning a career in fashion and retailing who want to network with each other and other industry professionals. 

  • The American Assoc. of Textile Chemists & Colorists (AATCC)
    This textiles organization collaborates with other groups on campus and conducts contests to promote a better understanding in the selection and use of textiles.

  • CMU Interior Design Group
    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.

​Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services​

  • Adventure Center
    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. 

  • Association of Recreation & Event Professionals (AREP)
    AREP members gain firsthand experience in the recreation and event management field along with developing a professional network. 

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

  • Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
    This is one of only 13 university chapters in the world and offers volunteer opportunities at the local, national and international levels. 

  • Parks and Outdoor Recreation Coalition (PORC)
    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 Workshops
    Project WILD and Project Learning Tree is 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. 

  • Therapeutic Recreation Student Club (TRSC)
    The TRSC expands student knowledge and provides an experiential learning tool for students with a major or minor in Therapeutic Recreation. Society of Future Wedding Planners (SFWP) 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.

  • Society of Future Wedding Planners (SFWP)
    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.

Do you have a GREAT IDEA for a project you would like to implement in your student organization this year? Did you know that CEHS helps fund innovative and original service learning projects that help and assist others? 

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