Equal Opportunity Services
At Carnegie Mellon, we believe a diverse campus community is essential to enriching intellectual exchanges and enhancing cultural understanding. Likewise, it is important for the diversity of our community to reflect our regional, national, and global constituencies. We rely on our Statement of Assurance and our Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy to inform our commitment.
Implementation of Goals
Each year, the university develops an affirmative action plan detailing our goals and progress to date. University leaders share the responsibility for implementation, and we continuously monitor our progress to ensure that the university's non-discriminatory policy is carried out. For more detailed information on implementation and evaluation, please see our Compliance and Policy section.
President's Statement on Diversity
- President Emeritus Jared L. Cohon issued a statement in 1999 about why diversity is important to Carnegie Mellon, which spurred the development of the President's Diversity Advisory Council (DAC).
- Since then, DAC initiatives include issuing a Diversity Problem Statement [pdf] and a statement outlining the benefits of diversity in higher education [pdf].
See the Diversity Resources Guide for detailed information about the university's diversity initiatives.