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Student Affairs is

A division made up of 18 departments dedicated to helping students succeed inside and outside of the classroom. We serve students in areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement, community and service and student advocacy. Additionally, we actively collaborate with other areas across campus such the Office of Institutional Diversity, the Office of Diversity Education and the Office of Civil Rights, and Institutional Equity, to strengthen Central Michigan University as an inclusive community for all students.

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Departments and programs within the Division of Student Affairs


The CSID provides a safe space that nurtures learning and the achievement of personal and educational goals through cultural enrichment, peer tutoring, mentoring, and leadership activities on campus. The CSID allows students a place to study and do homework, meet, hang out/relax, and access wireless internet.

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CMU CARES is a comprehensive support service to help TAKE CARE of our students, faculty, and staff. CMU CARES provides students with helpful information and support navigating campus and community resources to support student well-being and success.

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Staffed by licensed mental health professionals and graduate level trainees, the Counseling Center is here to minimize the disruption to learning caused by mental health concerns. 

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Since 1998, we've made leadership education a priority with the opening of the Leadership Institute, a department centered around providing opportunities to develop students' leadership capacities. In 2006, leadership offerings expanded into the classroom, as Central Michigan University introduced the first leadership minor offered in Michigan.

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A fraternity or sorority is a brotherhood or sisterhood formed around common goals and aspirations. These men and women make a commitment to each other for life. Members share their efforts, friendship and knowledge. Together they learn, grow and make their fraternity or sorority, commonly called a Greek organization, stronger. Their common experience builds ties that last a lifetime.

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The Institute for Transformative Dialogue is a cross-campus partnership to foster excellence in the ways our community engages across differences. 

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The Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center has been connecting students with volunteering opportunities since 1992. We provide co-curricular service opportunities to all students and are conveniently located in CMU's Bovee University Center, Room 106. These opportunities include one of the nation's top alternative Breaks programs, the federally funded America Counts and Reads program, Volunteer Center Events, and much more.

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Multicultural Academic Student Services (MASS) is a comprehensive office providing academic, personal, social and cultural support to students. To empower and retain students, we provide culturally relevant services through academic achievement, scholarship, cultural celebrations, mentoring and intergroup dialogue which promotes the successful transition, persistence, achievement and graduation of students.

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The Native American Programs (NAP) office is responsible for various programs all related to the Native American community and culture. 

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The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Services creates a safe space for Central Michigan University (CMU) students through a variety of programs, trainings, events, and through the Center for Student Inclusion and Diversity in the Bovee University Center (108). The office serves LGBTQ students, questioning students, and allies in order to create an inclusive and safe community.

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Welcome home to Residence Life at Central Michigan University. When you live on campus, you become an empowered citizen who can responsibly impact your community.

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The Office of Student Conduct upholds the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Disciplinary Procedures (the Code).

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The Leadership Institute is committed to providing students and members of the community with opportunities to continually enhance their leadership skills. The vision of the Leadership Institute is to become the premier institution in providing leadership training, education, and development to the citizens of Michigan.

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Sexual Aggression Peer Advocates (SAPA) is a survivor-centered and trauma-informed, paraprofessional student organization that serves those affected by sexual aggression through 24/7 services during fall and spring semesters, including a confidential support line and direct, in-person services.

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Each academic year, the Office of Student Activities & Involvement coordinates campus-wide events that promote CMU spirit, community and involvement.  These events are coordinated by student committees and provide students opportunities to connect with other CMU students and be part of some of CMU's oldest traditions.  

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Our enhanced graduate assistantship program provides students the opportunity to apply their learning inside and outside of the classroom, and to build professional relationships that last their entire career.

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Central Michigan University is committed to providing students with disabilities the academic accommodations and auxiliary aids necessary to ensure access to all university services, programs and activities.

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Student Media is a co-curricular experiential learning program that teaches students how to create, manage, distribute, and oversee an entrepreneurial communications process, with hands-on, real-world benefits and effects.

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The Student Transition Enrichment Program, commonly referred to as STEP, is a KCP grant-funded program designed ‚Äčto support first-generation and/or Pell Grant-eligible transfer students in their transition from a community or tribal college to Central Michigan University.

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University Recreation is inclusive, providing customized opportunities and experiential learning to all our students while fostering lifelong health and well-being. Enjoy intramural and club sports, fitness classes, the SAC Aquatic Center (pool, sauna, hot tub), fitness and weight training centers. We have everything you need to help you meet your fitness and wellness goals!

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