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Don’t be a bystander. Whether you need help or are concerned for the well-being of another person, contact the CMU CARES for confidential assistance. Fill out the online form or call Student Affairs at 774-3346 to discuss your concern.


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Sometimes asking for help is the bravest move you can make. Use the drop-downs below for resources that can help you and others in Mount Pleasant and Isabella County. A list of resources in other areas of Michigan is available at the link below.

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Academic support

Explore CMU's many support services geared to helping those who may need a little help with their academic journey.

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Conflict and complaints

The Student Ombuds Office welcomes all students to speak openly about any university-related question, concern or challenge. You can contact the office when you have questions about where to go and who to talk to about different issues, when you are experiencing challenges, or to brainstorm possible solutions. We can discuss your situation and work together to consider your next steps, and whether you want to take them. Our conversations are private, and you will be empowered to make informed decisions about how you want to move forward. 

989-774-3010 | ombuds@cmich.edu

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Disabilities

Provides students with disabilities academic accommodations and auxiliary aids necessary to ensure access to all university services, programs and activities.

Park Library 120
989-774-3018 sds@cmich.edu

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Diversity, equity and inclusion

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.

Bovee University Center 108
989-774-3711 | cid108@cmich.edu 

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

Bovee University Center 108
989-774-3945 | mass@cmich.edu

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

Bovee University Center 108
Phone: 989-774-2508 |nap@cmich.edu

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The Office of Diversity Education offers opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to enhance their cultural competence by:

  • Providing intercultural education
  • Facilitating campus wide interaction
  • Building collaborative partnerships to advance diversity and inclusion
  • Implementing educational opportunities that cultivate and sustain a supportive and inclusive campus community

Warriner Hall 306
989-774-7318 | ode@cmich.edu

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The Office for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offers campus-wide programs and activities for students, faculty, and staff that foster better understanding across diverse groups.​

Warriner Hall 319
989-774-3700 | diversity@cmich.edu

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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 and events. The office serves LGBTQ students, questioning students, and allies in the College and Graduate schools, in order to create an inclusive and safe community.

Bovee University Center 108
989-774-3637 | lgbtq@cmich.edu

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Employment and money

The Career Development Center facilitates discussion and strategic decision-making for CMU students and alumni through SELF awareness, Exploring career OPTIONS and Empowering ACTION to promote life-long success.

Ronan Hall 240
989-774-3068 | careersvcs@cmich.edu

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The Financial Wellness Collaborative is a program through the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center that aims to inspire confidence with regard to financial education and wellness. FinWell is dedicated to helping students understand the variety of costs associated with attending college and manage finances.

Bovee University Center 116A
989-774-2611 | finwell@cmich.edu

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First Impressions provides Central Michigan University students with free professional attire for interviews, job fairs, and other professional events. This resource helps students make a positive first impression in both their classrooms and careers. All CMU students are eligible to apply and can request clothing by filling out a request form and indicating why business attire is requested.

Bovee University Center 117
989-774-2014 | firstimpressionscmu@gmail.com

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Financial aid, cost of attendance, FAFSA, scholarships, loans and refunds.

Warriner Hall 201 | cmuosfa@cmich.edu
989-774-3674 | Toll-free: 888-392-0007

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OneCentral welcomes you to discuss your financial well-being with one of our Student Service Advisors. OneCentral offers guidance and assistance with financial aid, billing, and registration.

Bovee University Center 119
989-774-3618 | Fax: 989-774-1452
OneCentral@cmich.edu

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Help finding jobs on and off campus.

Bovee University Center 121
989-774-3881 | stuempl@cmich.edu

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Health

An on-campus clinic with board-certified family practice doctors and licensed physician assistants.


Two campus locations:
  • Foust Hall 200: Open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Towers walk-in clinic (Troutman Hall 103): Open Mondays through Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Call 989-774-6591 to speak to a nurse at University Health Services about urgent care problems, injuries, illnesses, immunizations and other health concerns.

Foust Hall 200
989-774-5693 | healthservices@cmich.edu

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Ready Care
1523 S. Mission St.
989-773-1166

Urgent Care Express
1750 E. Bellows St.
989-773-9669

Located at 1221 South Drive 
989-772-6700

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Located at 4851 E. Pickard Road
989-774-1600

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Hunger and homelessness

Hunger and food insecurity affect thousands of individuals and families around the country every day. At CMU, as many as one in every three students may be experiencing hunger. The Student Food Pantry and meal swipe donation program support students who need a little extra help.

Located beneath the Robinson Residential Restaurant (North Campus)
989-774-7685 | foodpantry@cmich.edu

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Clothing INC is a nonprofit organization. Our mission is to provide free clothing to anyone in need.

1114 W High St
(989) 264-2510 | info@clothinginc.org


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Our goal is to fight hunger by providing supplemental food to Isabella County families in need with dignity and equity.

1114 W High Street
Food Pantry: (989) 863-4449 | Infant Pantry: (989) 546-3340
CCN@CCNfeeds.org | ccninfantpantry@gmail.com

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ICRH is a short-term emergency shelter that provides a safe, warm place for those in our community who need shelter for as many winter nights as possible.

Located at 120 South Pine Street
989-854-0183 | icrh@icrhouse.org

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Community-supported, non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to provide free meals to ANYONE.

Located at 612 S. Adams Street
989-772-7392 | info@icsk.org

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Mental health, including anxiety and depression

A free and confidential 24-hour crisis hotline.

989-772-2918 | TTY: 989-775-0480

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Free counseling services for students. Take a confidential online screening. The Counseling Center is closed when classes are not in session; however, there are 24/7 resources and self-help resources available:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741741
  • Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386 – online chat available text START to 678678
  • Trans Lifeline:877-565-8860

Foust Hall 102
989-774-3381 | counsel@cmich.edu

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Sponsored by the Office of Residence Life, the Care Advocate program places licensed mental health professionals directly in the residence halls. All services are free for students.

East Student Success Center
Saxe/Herrig/Celani Lobby
989-774-3942

North Student Success Center
Calkins/Trout Lobby
989-774-3947 South

Student Success Center
Merrill/Sweeney breezeway
989-774-3089

Towers Student Success Center
Kesseler Lobby
989-774-6601

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Not available when classes are not in session.

Offers free services, including:

  • individual counseling
  • couples, family and other relationship counseling
  • assistance with personal development and improvement, and decision-making
  • counseling for emotional struggles and painful events
  • career and employment counseling
  • counseling for transition issues and school difficulties.

This center does not treat significant psychological/medical disorders or those who are in acute distress.

Education and Human Services Building 322
989-774-3532 | cccd@cmich.edu

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Offers outpatient mental health services. Fees are adjusted on a sliding scale and range from $5 to $60 per session. The center does not bill insurance companies and cannot guarantee services will be reimbursed by a third-party payer.

Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening appointments are available. Not available when classes are not in session.

Health Professions Building 1101

A free and confidential 24-hour crisis hotline.
989-7723-2918 | TTY: 989-774-3904 | carlscenter@cmich.edu

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Public safety

The Central Michigan University Police Department works in partnership with the entire campus community in order to maintain a safe and secure living and learning environment. The CMU Police Department is comprised of highly trained State of Michigan certified police officers who work collaboratively with our community and law enforcement partners from the Mount Pleasant Police Department, Michigan State Police, Isabella County Sheriff's Department, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police and the Shepherd Police Department.

Combined Services Building
989-774-3081 | police@cmich.edu
For emergencies, please call 9-1-1

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The mission of the Mt. Pleasant Police Department is to establish partnerships within the community, to implement new ideas and concepts, and to maintain a safe environment for all. The promotion of goodwill, community respect, trust, and confidence in the department will continue to be of the highest priority for all employees.

989-779-5100 | Anonymous tip hotline: 989-779-9111
police@mt-pleasant.org

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Off-campus transportation

I-Ride provides bus transportation needs.Buses are equipped with either a lift or ramped entrance for persons using mobility devices.

989-772-9441

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Sexual misconduct, aggression and assault

OCRIE is for those looking for resources and options regarding harassment, discrimination, and sexual and gender-based misconduct. OCRIE investigates issues related to harassment, discrimination, and sexual and gender-based misconduct, including but not limited to dating violence, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, stalking, and retaliation.

Bovee University Center 306
989-774-3253 | ocrie@cmich.edu

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R.I.S.E. Advocacy, Inc. provides intimate partner and sexual assault services in Clare, Isabella and Gratiot counties. 

24-hour contact line: 1-844-349-6177
General office line: 989-773-0078

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A confidential resource focused on sexual aggression, including assault, intimate violence, cyberstalking, stalking, harassment, abuse, and safety planning and resources. SAPA services are available during the academic year.

Foust Hall 150
24-hour crisis line: 989-774-CALL (2255)
sapa@cmich.edu

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Sexual Aggression Services is a confidential resource for CMU students and employees to consult with, access resources and explore options regarding sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and harassment.

Foust Hall 150
989-774-6677 | olive1bl@cmich.edu