Centers and Institutes
CMU's centers and institutes connect organizations and communities to state-of-the-art resources, while providing students unique hands-on training experiences and faculty research opportunities. From a preschool to a mobile health clinics, these unique settings help CMU teams find the next big breakthrough and tackle pressing issues.
College of Business Administration:
Isabella Bank Institute for Entrepreneurship
Home to workshops and events like the New Venture Competition, Pitch to the Pros and the Make-A-Pitch event, students from all disciplines get hands-on experience working with alumni, faculty, entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders.
Information Management Institute (IMI)
The IMI helps advance research and practice in the management of information in order to better solve organizational problems like; ERP, social media, and digital entrepreneurship.
College of Education and Human Services:
Center for Community Counseling & Development
A no-cost mental health training center for graduate students studying to become Addiction, Clinical Mental Health, and School Counselors.
Center for Excellence in STEM Education
Providing quality STEM education experiences for teacher education students, K-12 students and families, and in-service teachers and schools.
Center for Merchandising and Design Technology
A research and design facility that provides solutions to apparel and textile design problems.
Child Development and Learning Laboratory
A state-of-the art preschool which provides a rich learning environment for children and hands-on experience, including early childhood development research, for faculty and students.
The Governor John Engler Center for Charter Schools
The center provides innovative and specialized educational options to 28,000 students throughout Michigan. Allowing the more than 50 partner schools to stay focused on what is most important, ensuring that all students have access to education options that put their needs first.
Center for Leisure Services
The center connects students to fieldwork, internships, and practicum credit programs to get hands-on experience in their field while also earning college credit.
The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions:
Mobile Health Central
Mobile Health Central is a nearly 39-foot mobile health vehicle for research, preventative health education, and recruitment. It provides a welcoming, accessible, safe space in our communities.
Institute for Health and Business Insight
A not-for-profit consulting group that specializes in the use of data and advanced analytics to help organizations solve complex, real-world problems in manufacturing, retail, healthcare and more.
Carls Center for Clinical Care and Education
A specialty rehabilitation center that pools the talents of exceptional clinicians, faculty, and students to help serve Mid-Michigan's audiology, SLP, PT, and psychology needs.
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences:
Center for Applied Research Studies (CARRS)
The CARRS helps address important issues in local governments and non-profit organizations in central and northern Michigan, using the research skills of CMU faculty, students, and staff.
Center for Children, Families and Communities
Using innovative research, the talents of CMU students and faculty, and state-of-the-science mental health interventions, the center helps improve the wellbeing of Michigan children and families, with a special focus on reducing health disparities.
Center for International Ethics
The center sponsors innovative education activities that connect universal values (e.g., those expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights) with local initiatives.
Center for Learning through Games and Simulations (CLGS)
The center promotes the use of games, simulations, and play in learning. Using these tools, students build skills in leadership, public speaking, critical thinking, problem solving and analysis in an active-learning environment.
Central Assessment Lending Library (CALL)
CALL supplements psychoeducational assessment services provided by Michigan school districts for children from birth through adolescence who have low-incidence disabilities, including; autism, deaf or hard of hearing, motor impairment, sever cognitive impairment, or visual impairment.
English Language Institute
Providing English instruction to students who require language skills and strategies necessary for successful completion of academic classes and acclimation to university life in the U.S.
The Pre-Law Center helps advice and assist students and alumni in preparing for their careers in law including; advising, school visits, LSAT practice and preparation, networking events, and more.
Psychological Training and Consultation Center
The center offers outpatient mental health services to residents of Mid-Michigan and the CMU community.
Transnational Initiative on Governance Research and Education (TIGRE)
TIGRE is an international group of scholars, students and field specialists dedicated to finding opportunities and identifying challenges managers confront in the global economy. The network provides strategies and skills necessary to overcome these obstacles through academic conferences, workshops and events.
• Consortium for Inter-Campus SoTL Research
• DeafBlind Central (DB Central)
• The Driving Evaluation, Education, and Research (DEER) Center