Central opened its doors on September 13, 1892, as the Central Michigan Normal School and Business Institute, with classes in teaching, business and stenography. At that time, few of the state’s teachers received any formal training in teaching, so school founders made teacher training their mission in founding the state’s second normal school.
The Center for Excellence in STEM education’s goal is to provide quality STEM education experiences for teacher education students, K-12 students and in-service teachers. Our intention is to offer programs, which demonstrate the integration of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics through outreach and professional development.
The Office of Institutional Research collects, analyzes, disseminates, and presents information designed to aid planning, decision-making, and policy formation at CMU. OIR reports to a broad spectrum of constituents, including academic departments and colleges, government agencies, and accrediting bodies.
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Welcome Home to Residence Life at Central Michigan University! As the mission statement proclaims - the staff is committed to providing residents a comfortable, educational, diverse, and caring community where academic success, personal growth, and social responsibility are valued. We work very hard to accomplish our mission in our 22 residence halls and three university apartment complexes.
CMU Sports Camps provide opportunities for athletes of all ages to develop their skills in a fun, sportsmanlike environment. In addition to fundamental instruction, campers will be exposed to sport specific strategies and will have the chance to meet new people. Our goal as a Department is to offer sports camps that challenge athletes and promote individual improvement that will eventually lead to athletic success. Use the tabs to the left to navigate through each of our sports camps websites.
Joining a Student Organization can be one of the most rewarding college experiences you will have, but where do you start? Use the search engine below to search the over 300 Student Organizations on CMU's campus! Once you have found an organization that interests you, check out their OrgSync page for meeting dates and times or contact their president for more information on their organization!
HLC AccreditationInstitutional accreditation by the HLC, also called regional accreditation, provides assurance to prospective students and other constituents that course credits and degrees earned from the institution meet quality standards of higher education.