​Every student's journey to the graduation stage is different. CMU's Gold Program ensures students are headed in the right direction.

From employment opportunities, leadership positions, and out-of-classroom experiences, the CMU Gold Program allows students to both document and understand key development milestones. By using the Gold Program as their guide, students are able to see how their co-curricular experiences are shaping their educational experience.

Employers and national research suggest that well-rounded students make better employees. To ensure CMU students have a breadth of experiences, the Gold Program assembles co-curricular experiences into five different competency areas, including: 
  • Social Justice & Civic Engagement
  • Career Readiness
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Leadership Development
Co-curricular experiences are defined as intentionally designed programs, activities, and involvements that are directly tied to CMU’s mission, vision, and strategic plan. By choosing meaningful co-curricular experiences through the Gold Program, students have the opportunity to learn more about their values, purpose, and leadership development.