University Services

Academic Advising

In addition to maintaining a personal relationship between student and instructor in the classroom and beyond, the Registrar, regional site coordinators, and directors advise students and monitor their programs and progress. Staff and faculty advisors assist students in planning academic work, registration, and management of problems during their college career. They assist students in interpreting degree requirements and in determining which requirements have or have not been met. The University also keeps students informed of their academic progress through an academic monitoring system. The Registrar's Office sends students and their advisors final grade reports each term.

The University holds each student to be finally responsible for being fully informed about the graduation requirements for his or her own degree program and for arranging academic schedules to meet graduation requirements on the timetable the student establishes. Staff and faculty advisors will do all they can through the advising processes to assist students in meeting their educational goals.

Career Assistance

We encourage students to develop the "tools" needed to transition successfully from campus life to a professional career. We provide a variety of web-based career-exploration software on the Career Resources page of the Career Development Center website.

  • Sigi Plus: An educational and career-planning software that integrates self-assessment with in-depth and up-to-date career information.
  • O*Net: An online system that assesses your interests and abilities while providing a wealth of timely information about a variety of careers.
  • Major Resources: Valuable information on what to do with each major and linked career sites are provided.
  • Reference USA: A web-based company search system that has over 14 million U.S. businesses and provides descriptions, overviews, contact information, articles, and competitors.
  • Career 411: Podcasts by employers are available on the CMU iTunes University on a variety of subjects from "How to Network" to "Dress Smart."
  • Learning Express Library: A comprehensive resource that offers practice tests for Civil Service, Law Enforcement, Teaching, Graduate Entrance Exams, etc. Also available are current career information, resume writing guides, interviewing and networking advice.

Some of the resources available on the site stipulate that they are for residential students only. Please check the website before accessing the resource. Students at Park Hills and Union also may use Career Services of Mineral Area College and East Central College respectively.

Library Services

Students are issued an identification and password for myCMU. This allows access to financial and academic information and library databases. CMU's Smiley Library facilities and services are available on the library website. Students may use any MOBIUS member library in Missouri. Students at Park Hills, Union, and Sedalia may also use CMU resources housed at the respective campuses.


Textbook lists are available at the CMU bookstore website. Students may order textbooks from other sources. Textbooks will be available at the Mineral Area College Bookstore in Park Hills and at the East Central College Bookstore in Union. Students at other sites may order textbooks directly from MBSDirect.

Student Organizations

General Honorary and Leadership

Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honors society for Freshmen in the top ten percent of their Freshman class. Students are selected after first-semester grades are posted. Students must still be Freshmen at the end of their first semester of classes at CMU in order to qualify for membership. (Faculty advisor: Dr. Richard Bradley)

Omicron Delta Kappa is a national honorary leadership organization. Membership is limited to Juniors and Seniors and is based on achievement in scholastic and extracurricular activities. (Advisor: Dr. John Bellefeuille)

Sigma Epsilon Pi is an honorary society organized for the purpose of giving special recognition to scholastic achievement in student life. Membership is limited to seven members of the faculty and ten percent of the Senior class. Students must have a minimum scholastic average of 3.3 for seven semesters. (Advisors: Prof. John Flanders and Prof. Maryann Rustemeyer)

Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society is a national honors society for the top ten percent of Juniors and Seniors. (Advisor: Dr. Richard Bradley)


Delta Mu Delta is a national honor society in Business Administration.(Advisor: Prof. John Flanders, Sally Hackman)


Student Missouri State Teachers Association (SMSTA) was founded in 1947. It is open to all students who are interested in a career in education. The Missouri State Teachers Association is the sponsoring organization. (Advisor: Prof. Barb Thurmon)


Student Nurses' Association (SNA) is a constituent of the Missouri/National Student Nurses' Association (MOSNA/NSNA). (Advisor: Prof. Megan Hess)

Social Science

Pi Gamma Mu is an international Social Science honor society. (Advisor: Dr. Kristin Cherry)