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Diversity & Inclusion

We are a richly varied community, united in the pursuit of excellence.

The students, faculty and staff of Carnegie Mellon University represent all 50 states and over 65 nations, bringing together a wealth of perspectives, identities, backgrounds and cultures. This diversity is our strength and our obligation, as every community member contributes unique strengths to the education and research that change our world.

We can do better.

In a world that continues to struggle with bias and inequality of opportunity, Carnegie Mellon University strives to better represent the variety of the human condition, and to better support all students, faculty and staff.

As a community devoted to rigorous analysis and creative approaches to real-world problems, we have both the tools and the responsibility to address these challenges. We will continue to cultivate a welcoming culture, improve programs, recruit and retain world-class talent, and become a leader and champion for best practices.

This is core to our mission.

This website offers a window into the culture, history and values that shape Carnegie Mellon's commitment to diversity and inclusion. It also gathers valuable resources including upcoming events, recent news and people and programming engaged in the wide variety of issues informed by this core value. We encourage you to explore these pages for opportunities to learn and engage.

Studies show that when diverse groups look at issues they often come up with better solutions to problems, especially complex problems.

News

03/09/17 - CMU LIBRARY HIGHLIGHTS JACOB LAWRENCE PAINTING 

"A CLASS IN SHOEMAKING" ON DISPLAY IN FINE & RARE BOOK ROOM

03/07/17 - FRIEZE HONORED FOR PROMOTING DIVERSITY IN COMPUTER SCIENCE 

PROFESSOR WILL RECEIVE THE 2017 HABERMANN AWARD 

02/27/17 - DIETRICH COLLEGE HIRES DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

AYANA LEDFORD IMPLEMENTS NEW RECRUITMENT PROGRAMS 

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Video spotlight

Dr. John Silvanus Wilson Jr., president of Morehouse College, gave the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day keynote address, "Toward the Beloved Community," where he encouraged students to acquire academic and "moral intelligence." Introductions provided by Daniel Gingerich, the Graduate Student Assembly President and a doctoral student in Engineering & Public Policy, and Chelsea Jones, a Master's student in the Public Policy and Management program.