One of the key components of a well-rounded college education involves what students learn outside of the classroom – whether it’s a volunteer experience or a study abroad trip that leads them to a unique understanding about a different culture.

Here are a few ways you can get involved at CMU:

Join an organization. Our Registered Student Organizations offer hundreds of different groups centered on activities or social and service interests. Check them out here.

Volunteer. For generations, CMU students have found that giving back is a great way to learn about the world, empathize with people who are less fortunate and meet some quality people along the way. Visit the Volunteer Center.

Study abroad. Going abroad can give you a unique perspective, helping you learn about the many cultures that make up our planet. Get started at the Office of Study Abroad.

Explore our leadership programs. CMU’s Leadership Institute offers programs to help develop your leadership skills, and even more deeply explore both theory and practice through a leadership minor.

Enjoy CMU’s many events, exhibits and performances. There are always a variety of events going on around campus, from lectures to musical performances. Visit the CMU events calendar for a glimpse of what’s coming up.

Sign up for a living/learning community. CMU's living/learning communities are specifically designed around a particular academic interest or a focus, such as leadership or service. Check them out online.