Health & Safety-Student Government - Carnegie Mellon University

Health & Safety Resources

University Police

Emergency: 412-268-2323 or x8-2323
Non-Emergency: 412-268-6232 or x8-6232
Location: 300 South Craig Street, Room 199

The University Police Department provides 24-hour campus patrol as well as crime prevention, registration of valuables and shuttle and escort services.

The Alert Now Emergency Notification service sends voice and/or text messages to registered phones in the event of a campus emergency. All members of the Carnegie Mellon community are encouraged to register for the Alert Now Emergency Notification service.


Student Health Services

Unfortunately neither CMU nor the GSA can dictate health care policies to surrounding hospitals or insurance companies (e.g. UPMC or Highmark).  However, we would like to make the process more transparent for you.  Listed here are some Health Care FAQs.  Additionally, CMU Student Health Services maintains information on local hospitals and care facilities, medical services, immunization, insurance, health promotion, smoking information, and parent information.


Counseling and Psychological Services

CAPS at Carnegie Mellon offers students the opportunity to talk about personal or academic concerns in a safe, confidential setting. 
Students come to CAPS for many reasons, including but not limited to:

  1. Problems with family, friends, or school
  2. Concerns about the future
  3. Feelings of stress, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, or loneliness

They also talk with students about anything that is significant for them.

CAPS also offers support and consultation to staff, faculty, and parents who have concerns about the well-being of particular students.  All Counseling Center services are provided at no cost.


Disability Services

Carnegie Mellon takes great efforts to provide physical and programmatic campus access to everyone.  Qualified individuals are entitled to reasonable accommodations under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis, based on documentation of disability. Equal Opportunity Services: Disability Resources serves as a link between individuals with disabilities and the campus community. Under the (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, individuals with disabilities are guaranteed certain protections and rights to equal access to programs and services. 

The Disability Services Resource Guide provides guidance for students, faculty and staff.  Students’ responsibilities in accessing accommodations are:

  • Contact Disability Resources prior to campus arrival to schedule intake meeting.
  • Provide documentation of disability and functional limitations.
  • Meet with Disability Resources at least once per semester to review accommodations and Instructor Memoranda/Accommodation Plans.
  • Meet with faculty to review accommodation requests in relation to each class.
  • Notify Disability Resources, in writing, of any additional needs as soon as they arise.

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)

Contact: (412) 268-8182

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) provides a broad range of services to the university to promote the protection of its community. This includes training for Biological, Chemical, and Radiation safety as well as managing the environmental waste and recycling programs for our campus.


Fitness and Wellness

Athletics Department
Skibo Gym 204, 412-268-8054 ~ http://www.cmu.edu/athletics

Fitness and Wellness are an integral part of Carnegie Mellon University. Comprehensive programming is offered to the entire University community in the recreational areas of Group Fitness, Accredited Physical Education and Aquatics. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to participate.  In addition, look to your department and/or friends for intermural opportunities!


Sexual Harassment

See Sexual Harassment page.