The mission of the ESS division is to deliver quality services and co-curricular activities that enhance the student experience and promote student engagement.

We believe that our success is measured by the way CMU students thrive. On a small scale, it means a resident assistant or multicultural advisor going out of their way to check in on a student who seems particularly homesick during their first semester. It means that a freshman knows where to go to research possible career options. It means that a student knows the resources available ​around campus to help them succeed.​

On a large scale, it means our students are well connected, excited by the opportunities that are offered at CMU, staying in school through graduation, and leaving as proud alumni.