Campus Initiatives-University Health Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Campus Initiatives

We participate in a variety of campus initiatives that assess health attitudes and behaviors, create opportunities for healthy choices, and support a culture that values health.

Health Surveys

Every few years, University Health Services implements the ACHA-National College Health Assessment, a nationally recognized research survey that helps us collect data on Carnegie Mellon students' health behaviors and perceptions. This survey provides important data that informs our programs and initiatives, ensuring that our services are relevant for students' needs.


The Carnegie Mellon University Healthy Campus Committee serves as the leader for developing plans to improve the entire campus community’s health through policy recommendations, evidence-based practice and collaborations throughout the campus.

AlcoholEdu for College + Haven is an online alcohol education program that all new undergraduate students are expected to complete in the fall term of their first year.  It is an important part of our comprehensive approach to preventing and addressing alcohol abuse and sexual violence.

Pathways to Health is an annual campus health and wellness event, sponsored by UHS and Human Resources, that is free to all Carnegie Mellon community members.

Mini Grant Program

Our mini-grant program focuses on health and wellness; its purpose is to enable Carnegie Mellon students and student organizations to create their own health promotion programs. Students are encouraged to find appropriate, relevant, and creative ways to contribute to the health of the Carnegie Mellon University community.

Preference will be given to initiatives that focus on any of the following topics: stress and emotional health, sexual health, alcohol and other drug abuse, nutrition and physical activity, and preventative health care.

Review a detailed description [.pdf] or complete an application [.doc].

Contact Kelley Shell, Paula Martin, or Lauren Aikin-Smith for more information about any of these initiatives.