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University and Community Resources

At CMU, we want to make sure that every student is supported throughout their time here. With both on-campus and off-campus connections, we're committed to helping you succeed. While this is not an exhaustive list, the following resources can provide you with the immediate help that you may need.


    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.

    Submit a Student CARES Report

    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.

    Download PDF of Michigan Resources

    Academic support

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

      Learn More about Student Support Services

      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 |

        Learn More about Student Ombuds Office


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

          Park Library 120

          Learn More about Student Disability Services

          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 |

            Learn More about Center for Student Inclusion and Diversity

            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 |

            Learn More about Multicultural Academic Student Services (MASS)

            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 |

            Learn More about Office for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

            The Office of Indigenous Affairs is responsible for various programs related to indigenous community and culture.

            Bovee University Center 108
            Phone: 989-774-2508 |

            Learn More about the Office of Indigenous Affairs

            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 |

            Learn More about Office of LGBTQ Services and Gender Equity Programs

            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 |

              Learn More about Career Development Center

              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 |

              Learn More about Financial Wellness Collaborative

              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 |

              Learn More about First Impressions

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

              Warriner Hall 201 |
              989-774-3674 | Toll-free: 888-392-0007

              Learn More about Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

              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

              Learn More about One Central

              Help finding jobs on and off campus.

              Bovee University Center 121
              989-774-3881 |

              Learn More about Student Employment Services


                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 |

                Learn More about CMU Health–Student Health Services

                Ready Care
                1523 S. Mission St.

                Urgent Care Express
                1750 E. Bellows St.

                Located at 1221 South Drive

                Learn More about McLaren Central Michigan Hospital

                Located at 4851 E. Pickard Road

                Learn More about Mid Michigan Medical Center

                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 |

                  Learn More about CMU Student Food Pantry

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

                  1114 W High St
                  (989) 264-2510 |

                  Learn More about Clothing Inc.

                  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

                  Learn More about Community Compassion Network

                  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 |

                  Learn More about Isabella County Restoration House

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

                  Located at 612 S. Adams Street
                  989-772-7392 |

                  Learn More about Isabella Community Soup Kitchen

                  Mental health, including anxiety and depression

                    A free and confidential 24-hour crisis hotline.

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

                    Learn More about Listening Ear

                    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 |

                    Learn More about CMU Counseling Center

                    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

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

                    Student Success Center
                    Merrill/Sweeney breezeway

                    Towers Student Success Center
                    Kesseler Lobby

                    Learn More about Care Advocate Program

                    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 |

                    Learn More about Center for Community Counseling and Development

                    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 |

                    Learn More about Psychological Training and Consultation Center (PTCC)

                    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 |
                      For emergencies, please call 9-1-1

                      Learn More about CMU Police

                      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

                      Learn More about Mount Pleasant City Police Department

                      Off-campus transportation

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


                        Learn More about Isabella County Transportation Commission (ICTC)

                        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 |

                          Learn More about Office of Civil Rights and Institutional Equity (OCRIE)

                          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

                          Learn More about R.I.S.E. Advocacy, Inc.

                          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)

                          Learn More about Sexual Aggression Peer Advocates (SAPA)

                          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 |