On August 22, 2018, President Farnam Jahanian announced the creation of the Task Force on Campus Climate, charged with making specific recommendations to support a climate that is more diverse, inclusive, fair and respectful. Since its inception, the task force has worked thoughtfully to assess the current campus environment, with nearly 75 listening tours, meetings and town halls involving more than 400 members of the CMU community.
The task force comprises more than 30 faculty, students and staff members from across the university. Guided by their efforts and with input from stakeholders across campus, the university has outlined a plan of action that includes both near-term steps and long-term investments that are being executed together across all of Carnegie Mellon’s academic and administrative units.
On November 8, 2019, President Jahanian shared with the campus community detailed findings of the task force and the university’s plans to turn its insights into urgent and meaningful commitments.