Carnegie Mellon University

The health, safety, and well-being of our graduate students is the foundation of student life. Success in professional activities, academics and research, as well as personal activities comes from this foundation.

The Carnegie Mellon University departments and services that support graduate student health and well-being include:

Student Health Services
provides the same range of services that you would find in any doctor’s office. All enrolled students, pre-college students and visiting scholars may use their services.  Services include an array of wellness opportunities including nutrition counseling, smoking cessation programs, peer health education, and massage.

If you are a full-time student, please review Carnegie Mellon's Student Health Insurance Policy for information on:

Full-time Student Health Insurance

Family and Domestic Partner Health Insurance


Counseling and Psychological Services
addresses the mental health needs of the CMU community through a variety of services, including individual therapy, referrals, psychiatric medication management, and crisis support. All counseling center services are provided at no cost.

CMU Collegiate Recovery Community
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Collegiate Recovery Program (CRC) strives to connect, support, and engage students (and allies) in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs.
For more information about weekly support meetings, social events, projects or related programs email or call 412-268-7888.

Maternity Accommodation Protocol
Female students seeking any of the Maternity Accommodations described here must register with the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs by contacting the office for an appointment either by calling 412-268-2075 or stopping by the office on the 3rd floor of Warner Hall.

Wellness Resources
are provided by Student Health Services. These include wellness programs, nutritional education, alcohol/other drug assessment and referral, quit smoking support, and stress management consultation.

Athletic Facilities
at CMU include racquetball/squash courts, Wiegand gym, Skibo gym, lap and dive pools, weight rooms, cardio rooms, tennis courts, and Gesling Staduim track.

Fitness Activities at CMU include
Group X-ercise Fitness Classes, as well as an array of intermural sports


The Carnegie Mellon University departments and services that support emergency response include:

University Police provides on-campus emergency response. In an emergency call 412-268-2323.

Emergency Medical Services
is an all-volunteer student-run quick response service. Calling 412.268.2323 dispatches Carnegie Mellon Campus Police and Emergency Medical Service, who are able to arrive on scene within minutes. Their website describes when to call.

Crisis Support
is run by CaPS provides urgent crisis intervention and emergency consultation to the CMU community. For emergency crisis support 24/7, call 412-268-2922.

The Carnegie Mellon University departments and services that support graduate student safety and well-being include:

University Police Department provides 24-hour campus patrol as well as crime prevention, registration of valuables and shuttle and escort services.

Alert Now Emergency Notification service sends voice and/or text messages to registered phones in the event of a campus emergency. All members of the Carnegie Mellon community are encouraged to register for the Alert Now Emergency Notification service.

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) provides a broad range of services to the university to promote the protection of its community. This includes training for Biological, Chemical, and Radiation safety as well as managing the environmental waste and recycling programs for our campus.

Safewalk escorts are available to CMU community members who need to walk across campus during late night hours.

The Escort Service
gets CMU community members home safely by transporting them to the intersection nearest their residence. This service operates within a 1.5 mile radius of campus between 6:30pm and 6:30am.

Resources for Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence
are available through Student Affairs