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.

Dr. Barbara J. Love said, “All members of society play a role in keeping a ‘dis-equal’ system in place, whether the system works to their benefit or to their disadvantage.” In order to persist against any and all “-isms,” we all must play a role in creating a system that is for and by all. We must not only define these words, we must also intentionally, as a collective, pursue the enactment of these values in our community.

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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 minoritized 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 majority and minoritized groups to make our community a better place for all.

Community Events

Celebrating Diversity Month

This month, we recognize not only Diversity Month, but it also is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, National Alcohol Awareness Month, National Month of Hope and other important social issues and causes. When thinking about all this month holds, like religious and spiritual holidays, international days of symbolism and the ending of another academic year, it is important to recognize all that has been accomplished to this point and all who are deserving of celebration.

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