Carnegie Mellon University

Campus Resources

Students, faculty, staff and alumni should take advantage of the many programs, training, offices and other helpful resources found across the CMU community.

Awareness and Training

Bias Busters

BiasBusters@CMU is modeled on Google’s Bias Busting@ Work program, and developed in concert with Google. The program was piloted in the School of Computer Science (BiasBusters@SCS,CMU) to engage over issues of bias, diversity, and inclusion. BiasBusters sessions are led by members of the CMU community who have volunteered to be trained as program facilitators. BiasBusters@CMU now reaches communities across the Carnegie Mellon campus.

Diversity Awareness and Development

The Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, Human Resources and the Diversity and Equal Opportunity Services office all offer ad hoc learning and development programs for students, management and non-supervisory personnel. Understand the importance and impact of diversity on productivity and organization success through training, mini-courses and interactive programs.

SafeZone

A network of allies (faculty, staff and students) committed to providing a safe and affirming environment for all at Carnegie Mellon University, including those in the LGBTQ+ community.

SHIFT

SHIFT includes educational programs and opportunities around prevention of sexual and relationship violence, education about culture, consent, healthy relationships, bystander intervention and how to support a survivor.

Title IX Training

The Office of Title IX Initiatives offers and/or coordinates training and general education programs specific to certain roles on campus, including student facing staff, student leaders, law enforcement, and health and mental health professionals.

Financial Support

Fellowships and Scholarships Office

The Fellowships and Scholarships Office (FSO) works with current Carnegie Mellon undergraduate students in fulfilling their intellectual and professional goals by pursuing nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships.

CMARC Financial Resources

The Carnegie Mellon Advising Resource Center (CMARC) maintains a useful list of scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students provided by a wide variety of organizations.

Interest Free Loans

Through generous alumni contributions, the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs is able to offer interest free emergency and maternity student loans. Visit the Interest Free Loans page for more information.

Student Financial Aid Office

Within the 2016-17 first-year class, 80% of financial aid applicants received need-based financial aid; 50% of students received need-based financial aid; and 82% of CMU full-time undergraduate students had their need met. Plus, CMU provides over $77 million in grants. Contact the Student Financial Aid Office to learn about financial aid opportunities.

Offices and Centers

Academic Development

We offer a variety of academic support services to assist students in developing the skills, strategies and behaviors needed to perform as confident, independent and active learners.

Carnegie Mellon Advising Resource Center (CMARC)

CMARC is committed to supporting students in their academic and personal development. We work with students to maximize their educational experience by promoting informed and responsible decision making. As an advocate for diversity and inclusiveness, CMARC promotes social and academic networks between peers, communities and cultures, and offers resources for underrepresented groups, including African-American, Hispanic, Native American and First Generation students, among many others.

Center for African American Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE)

Focusing on African American urban life and history since the transatlantic slave trade, the CAUSE encourages scholarship that addresses the historian's interest in understanding socioeconomic, political, and cultural change over time.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS)

CaPS helps students improve their psychological health by facilitating insight and fostering deeper understanding of their personal struggles needed to make better choices for themselves. CaPS is attentive to issues of diversity and equality. We respect and value each person as a unique individual, and we are commited to working with all students to meet their health and wellness needs.

Global Communication Center

Our trained communication consultants help CMU students, faculty and staff convey their ideas logically, clearly and effectively in one-on-one sessions and classroom workshops.

Graduate Education

The Graduate Education office advances education, professional development and diversity of the graduate students at CMU through resources, expertise and consultation. Diversifying the graduate student population is a priority for us achieved through recruitment and retention activities, collaborative efforts and resources for our Master's and doctoral students.

Intercultural Communication Center (ICC)

The ICC helps nonnative English speakers improve the language and cultural skills needed to succeed in CMU's academic programs, both as students and instructors.

LGBTQ+ Resources

We strive to make campus a supportive and affirming place for all intersections of identities, and provide specific resources for those individuals along the sexuality and gender spectrums.

Office of Community Standards

The Office of Community Standards & Integrity (OCSI) is staffed by an experienced team of professionals dedicated to the growth and development of students both in and outside of the classroom. When faced with a challenging or complicated situation, the OCSI can serve as a resource for students, staff, faculty, and family members looking for guidance.

Disability Resources

Carnegie Mellon University has a continued mission to provide students, visitors, and employees with physical and programmatic campus access to all events and information within the Carnegie Mellon community. We work to ensure that members of the Carnegie Mellon community with disabilities receive reasonable accommodations as guaranteed by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Students and campus guests with disabilities should visit the Office of Disability Resources in the Office of the Provost for information on the services and resources available to you. Faculty and staff with disabilities should contact HR’s Equal Opportunity Services at eos@andrew.cmu.edu to request accommodations.

Office of International Education

The Office of International Education at Carnegie Mellon University is committed to supporting, promoting, and celebrating individuals in an intercultural environment. We advocate for and facilitate international and cross-cultural experiences, perspectives and initiatives. OIE promotes and facilitates study abroad and acts as a liaison to the university for international students, researchers, and professors.

Office of the Dean of Student Affairs

The Office of the Dean provides central leadership of the metacurricular experience at Carnegie Mellon, including divisional strategic planning, global and multicultural programming, coordination of student support and crisis intervention, and facilitation of divisional assessment. 

Recruiting and Staffing Services

The research, educational experience and campus life at Carnegie Mellon are significantly enhanced when our faculty, staff and student body are diverse. Race, gender, religion, socio-economics, sexual orientation and gender identity, disability, national origin and ethnicity are some of the many dimensions of diversity that we value. While all hiring decisions are made based on professional qualifications, we seek to achieve a diverse group of applicants for all of our positions.

Residential Education

Residential Education is organized around people and invests heavily in relationship building. To advance our highest aspiration for the residential experience, we seek to leverage the individual stories of our residents towards engendering rich communities that support, encourage and celebrate the exploration of the self in complex social and cultural contexts. Just some of the RE focuses include LGBTQ+ resources, spirituality and meaning-making programs and support of campus wellness initiatives.

SLICE

The Office of Student Leadership, Involvement and Civic Engagement (SLICE) brings together Student Activities, Greek Life and Civic Engagement, leveraging a collective passion for facilitating the growth and development of our students, expertise in supporting students in their efforts to shape their own CMU experience, and knowledge of the CMU community to create diverse involvement opportunities that will deeply engage students in the Carnegie Mellon community and beyond.

University Health Services

UHS promotes healthy living through physical wellness, such as immunizations and nutrition, as well as mental wellness, through resources for combating stress, addiction and more.

Veterans & Military Resources

Military veterans are a vital part of the Carnegie Mellon University community, playing an integral role in student life, academic endeavors, and intellectual achievements. The Veterans & Military Community website provides a central source of information on veterans education benefits, campus services, and the military and veterans community at Carnegie Mellon University and in the Pittsburgh community. The HUB also has information about veterans education benefits and how to take advantage of them.

Vice Provost for Faculty

The Vice Provost for Faculty is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion, and it is home to the Committee on Faculty Diversity, Inclusion and Development. The committee helps to maintain diversity as a foundational principle of CMU’s faculty infrastructure. One of our most important goals is to develop and disseminate tools and techniques that better enable colleges to recruit stellar faculty from a variety of backgrounds.