One of the key components of a well-rounded college education involves what students learn
outside of the classroom.
Here are a few ways you can get involved at CMU:
Join an organization. Our Registered Student Organizations (RSO) offer hundreds of different groups centered on activities or social and service interests. Explore our +400 Registered Student Organizations.
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 Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center.
Study abroad. Going abroad can give you a unique perspective, further helping you learn about the many cultures that comprise our planet.
Get started at the Office of Study Abroad.
Explore our leadership programs.
CMU's Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute offers programs to help develop your leadership skills, and even 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.
View CMU's event calendar for a glimpse of what’s coming up.
Sign up for a living and learning community.
Explore CMU's living and learning
communities, halls specifically designed around a particular academic interest or a focus, such as leadership or service.