Carnegie Mellon University

Student Leadership, Involvement, and Civic Engagement (SLICE)

The Office of Student Leadership, Involvement, and Civic Engagement (SLICE) is headed into year two in its new configuration. The creation of this department brought together three teams, Student Activities, Greek Life, and Civic Engagement, in an effort to create a more holistic metacurricular experience for our undergraduate and graduate students.

The creation of SLICE is reflective of the Division of Student Affairs’ ambition to prioritize the values of leadership and civic engagement, infusing them throughout a student’s involvement in arenas such as their student organizations, Greek organizations, and residential communities. We look forward to continue leveraging our collective passion for facilitating the growth and development of our students, expertise in supporting students in their efforts to shape their own CMU experience, and knowledge of the CMU community to create diverse involvement opportunities that will deeply engage students in the Carnegie Mellon community and beyond. 


Liz Vaughan                         
Director of Student Leadership, Involvement, and Civic Engagement
Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Jesse Koch
Associate Director of Greek Life

Elizabeth Rapoport
Associate Director of Student Activities

emily newman

Student Spotlight

Emily Newman

Organization Involvement
AB Tech

I'm on the exec board for AB Tech, the student org that does lighting and sound for almost every event on campus. AB Tech is awesome and anybody who's curious about fancy lights or quality sound should join! Sometimes I do lighting design or lighting crew for Scotch'n'Soda shows as well. When I'm not doing Tech I help out with organizing SCS Day (SCS's annual celebration of non-CS things) and TartanHacks (a hackathon put on by Scottylabs, a student organization for making cool things and learning new software dev skills).

megan strain

Student Spotlight

Megan Strain

Organization Involvement
The Thistle
Habitat for Humanity

I am the business manager of The Thistle, CMU's official yearbook, serving the school by facilitating our annual publication, advertising the yearbook, and making sure we are running smoothly. Now on my third year of service, it is my continued mission to increase awareness of our organization and promote school pride. I also play trumpet in Kiltie Band, and serve as publicity chair for All-University Orchestra. I love being able to be involved in a variety of activities outside my Business Administration major, allowing me to meet people from different backgrounds and to gain a unique perspective on the interaction between the arts, business, and social sciences.

sloane macklin

Student Spotlight

Sloane Macklin

Organization Involvement
Activities Board
CMU Ski Race Team

My involvement on campus extends many spheres, from athletics to entertainment. Taking advantage of fun clubs and various committees has not only exposed me to opportunities and learning experiences, but also to incredible people who I have come to share endless memories with.  My passion for music has grown through my involvement in Activities Board, and I can't wait to end my last semester as concert chair! Beyond music, I also love sports! My joining CMU Ski Race Team not only gave me an athletic outlet, but also a wonderful family. Beyond my leadership roles in these to organizations I have also loved being a part of Fringe, racing Buggy, being a mentor for MSE and kicking butt in intramurals! I sure am going to miss CMU, but have certainly had a fun and fulfilling time here.