Office of the General Counsel - Carnegie Mellon University

Welcome to the Office of the General Counsel

Welcome to the website for the Office of the General Counsel (OGC). The OGC is responsible for addressing all of the legal issues arising from the activities of Carnegie Mellon University's schools, colleges, institutes and administrative departments. The OGC endeavors to render timely and thoughtful legal advice on the broad range of issues that the university's faculty, staff and administrators confront on behalf of Carnegie Mellon. 

The purpose of this website is to familiarize members of the Carnegie Mellon community with our staff and the services they provide.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information or need assistance with a legal matter.


The University Contracts Office is dedicated to facilitating contracts in a timely manner with the utmost concern for promoting and safeguarding the University’s legal and business interests.

CMU ethics reporting hotline

1-877-700-7050 or (Username: tartans; Password: plaid)

The hotline is NOT an emergency service. For emergencies, call University Police at 412-268-2323 or 911.