The WORD-Student Affairs - Carnegie Mellon University

Welcome to The Word 2014-2015.

In all of our endeavors at Carnegie Mellon we strive to empower all students to make the most of their educational experiences toward becoming architects of change in their communities and professional fields. Your years at Carnegie Mellon offer countless opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and values to meet that challenge: Whether in residential communities, in labs and classrooms, on the athletic field, in studios, at organization meetings, on stage, or in service to the Pittsburgh community, Carnegie Mellon students are expected to take ownership for their education and apply their knowledge and passions to broader contexts.

This student handbook contains specific information and linked resources designed to provide you with the tools, guidance, and insights to help you achieve your full potential as a member of the Carnegie Mellon community.

As a member of this community, you have a right to expect the university will work to support your endeavors and uphold our standards of conduct. To ensure you are knowledgeable of our community standards and the process that will be followed when these expectations are not met, this handbook also articulates the rights and responsibilities afforded to and expected of each member of our community.

We encourage you to use this resource as you create your Carnegie Mellon experience. We are pleased you are a part of our community of scholars and wish you continued success.

Amy Burkert, Vice Provost for Education                    Gina Casalegno, Dean of Student Affairs