Get Engaged On Campus & Off Campus
Carnegie Mellon University is home to 280+ student-run organizations recognized by Student Government. Groups span a wide variety of interests and passions representing religious|spiritual, community service|philanthropy, student government, media|publications, club sports|martial arts, professional|academic, political|activism, gender|LGBT, performance|artistic, gaming, technology, and general interest opportunities.
To learn more about our student organizations, please visit The Bridge. Browse organizations and events happening on and off campus. The Bridge can point you in the right direction to building your community on campus.
On Thursday, September 3rd over 50 Pittsburgh non-profits and CMU service-focused student organizations will be on the CFA Lawn from 11:30am-1:30pm to talk with you about the many ways you can volunteer with other CMU students, locally impact a particular social issue or cause, and explore the wide variety of international and domestic service trips.
On Wednesday, September 9th on the CFA Lawn from 4:30-6:30 p.m., you are invited to carve out your niche on campus. There will be 180 student organizations showcasing their unique impact on campus. You will have an opportunity to meet student organization leaders and learn more about what our organizations do.
There is always something to do on Friday and Saturday night at CMU. Join us at Late Night where you can enjoy performances and events by our various student organizations, interact with new people, and have a fun evening in the Cohon University Center! Look for upcoming events on The Bridge.
All about “Things to do at CMU”, the Weekend Watch is a social media campaign that seeks to #FindFun by collecting information about on and off campus events that occur on the weekend for students at Carnegie Mellon. Like us on Facebook (CMUWeekendWatch) or follow us on Twitter (CMUWeekendWatch) to join in the fun!
Graduate and undergraduate students can gain free access to seven different museums throughout Pittsburgh by simply swiping your CMU ID at each of the museums. Go for fun or go for class; or better yet, go twice just because you can! Read more about Arts Pass.
Community Service & Civic Engagement
PACE is the place for you if you are passionate about service and want to make an impact in our community. Partners Allied in Civic Engagement (PACE) is a student-staff initiative that coordinates weekly one-time volunteer opportunities, called Service Saturdays; on-going programming such as book clubs, documentary screenings, and lunch discussions revolving around this year’s theme of Food Insecurity; and signature events such as our Thanksgiving Basket drive.
Want to know about upcoming civic engagement opportunities on-campus and in Pittsburgh? Sign up for the PACE dlist by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘subscribe’ in the subject and join us on The Bridge. Look for us at the Volunteer Fair on September 3rd. Read more about PACE.
PACE is now accepting applications for our First Year Representative position and our Design and Branding Chair. First Year Reps will promote PACE to the first year class while developing relationships with Pittsburgh non-profits and campus service organizations. The Design and Branding Chair is responsible for designing event publicity and implementing a branding strategy for PACE. Apply by September 7th at http://tinyurl.com/PACE1stYearRep2015 and http://tinyurl.com/PACEdesign2015. Questions about these positions? Email email@example.com or attend the PACE: Service at CMU reception on Friday, August 28th at 3pm in Danforth Lounge.
Pittsburgh is a robust city and there are tons of outdoor activities for you to enjoy. The Pittsburgh Connections program offers subsidized tickets to varying outdoor recreation adventures each weekend throughout the academic year. Whitewater rafting, kayaking, climbing, biking, and MORE are just some of the trips you’ll see in the fall. Skiing, ice skating, and snowshoeing are trips you can look forward to in the winter.