Carnegie Mellon University

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within the College of Fine Arts

Diversity, equity and inclusion are critical and essential to the academic excellence we foster within the College of Fine Arts. We understand and believe in the importance of tending to diversity and fostering an inclusive community — one that is equitable and accessible to all our members.

As we enter into the new academic year with a fresh perspective and new leadership, the Office of Diversity Equity & Inclusion for the College of Fine Arts will develop a strong strategic plan focused on equitable practices and on increasing our capacity to be a welcoming, inclusive and equitable space in which we all can grow.

We recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion is the work of our entire community, rather than resting solely on those in a "DEI" role. Our office seeks to provide the most current educational opportunities, student engagement and consultative services so that together we may co-create a better future.

We encourage you to reach out. Contact Us and let us know what you're thinking.


We understand and value that every individual is unique. This uniqueness is shaped by race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, abilities, beliefs, political beliefs and other life experiences and ideologies.


At CFA, we are identifying and dismantling barriers that have prevented full participation and access to resources and networks for historically resilient groups across our student, faculty and staff community.


We believe every person within CFA should feel a sense of belonging. We are learning how to involve more perspectives and actively invite engagement from our entire community to make CFA a better place for all.

Global Arts Ball poster

Global Arts Ball

The CFA Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is hosting the second annual Global Arts Ball! Join this exciting celebration of identities and stories in our community.

Learn More and Register