How are the students supervised in student housing?
Resident Pre-College students live in Morewood Gardens residence hall. Student rooms are organized into single-gender floor sections, each with an assigned counselor. The Pre-College Counselors are supervised by Head Counselors, all of whom live in Morewood Gardens with the students. The Counselors and Head Counselors are current Carnegie Mellon undergraduates who have undergone thorough training programs to provide academic, social and personal support for their residents. This staff is supervised by the Director of Pre-College Student Development, John Hannon. John is a full-time staff in the Student Development Office. Three assistant directors live near campus. All residential staff and the directors of Pre-College are based in the Pre-College Student Development Office in 1060 Morewood Avenue.
How safe is Carnegie Mellon/Pittsburgh?
The Pittsburgh region has long had one of the lowest crime rates in the country, and remains one of the nation's safest cities, with a crime rate that is half the national metropolitan average. In fact, it is among the lowest of the 24 largest metropolitan areas in the United States.
Student safety is a top priority at Carnegie Mellon. The university employs a police department whose staff of police officers and security guards patrol the campus 24 hours a day on foot, by car and by bicycle. Students attending Carnegie Mellon benefit from the cooperative relationship the University Police enjoys with federal, state, county and city police agencies. The Campus Security Report, which documents crime statistics and security policies over the past 3 years, is available online.
University Police delivers security presentations about safety on campus to all Pre-College students on Opening Day, and the Pre-College residential staff works to educate all students on safety procedures and emergency contacts during their time in the program. University Police and the Pre-College Senior Staff are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week