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Division of Student Affairs

You don't have to find your way around campus alone. We're a community. We care. And we're always here to help fellow CMU Chippewas.

Supporting your success

The Division of Student Affairs includes 125+ people across 18 campus departments dedicated to helping Central Michigan students both in and out of the classroom.

We embrace diversity and strive to create a welcoming and safe community where all students can be their authentic selves. Our programs and services cover areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement.

National first-generation college celebration week

There are many different ways to define what and who First Generation College Students are. At Central Michigan University, we use the definition that the federal government uses the definition that is in line with the United States Department of Education. More specifically, a student is considered First-Generation if the educational level of both parents as reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as never attended college.

In other words, if you have parents that did not seek an education beyond a high-school diploma, your exposure to or knowledge of the university experience in general is limited. Check out some of the events this week:

  • CBA First Generation Scholars Celebration - Wednesday, November 8th from 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. in the Grawn Hall Atrium. Meet Queller Leadership Scholars, learn about scholarships and enjoy free candy.
  • First Generation Central Brunch - Wednesday, November 8th from 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. in the UC Rotunda. Join us for music and food to celebrate, MASS Video Essay winners will be announced and meet Central Bridge members, an RSO of and for first-generation college students. 

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