Involvement provides benefits now and later

CMU Gold Path is available to all students. You can begin CMU Gold Path at any time during your college career and complete the three phrases at your own pace and at any time prior to graduation. While participation in the CMU Gold Path is optional, you will see benefits now while you’re in college and later as you will be more marketable to employers upon graduation.


Participate in 10 experiences, watch four short videos and complete two reflections.

What do some of these campus experiences look like?

Participate in seven cocurricular experiences, watch two videos and complete one reflection.

What do some of these campus experiences look like?

Complete six cocurricular experiences (one from each competency area), watch two videos, an additional experience where you take a leadership role, and complete one reflection.

What do some of these campus experiences look like?

  • Becoming more involved in a student organization or SGA by taking leadership positions or leading an event
  • Honing more of your employment skills through on-campus employment
  • Becoming a Lunch Buddies Mentor
  • Becoming a Leadership Safari guide or IMPACT mentor
  • Increasing your cultural competency by attending Cultural Heritage Month events like the pow wow or participating in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

Get started

Follow these steps to begin your Gold Path today:

  1. Log in to Engage Central at https://engage.apps.cmich.edu
  2. Click your initial icon in the upper right-hand corner
  3. Click Paths
  4. Click Explore & Experience #1 to find upcoming events
  5. Begin designing your CMU out-of-classroom experience!