Carnegie Mellon University

Diversity and Inclusion

Carnegie Mellon University and the Dietrich College for Humanities and Social Sciences value a dynamic and diverse community where all members are responsible for contributing to an intersectional, inclusive environment.

By harnessing our abilities as researchers, thinkers and educators, we will embrace difference and celebrate the richness of our diverse culture.

In the Dietrich College, students, faculty and staff have opportunities to learn from one another, as well as a myriad of cultural and academic resources. We challenge ourselves to consider the experiences and perspectives of others, engage and promote social justice and create meaningful connections to communities beyond our campus.

Upcoming Events

You, Unedited: Confronting Injustice Through Personal Narrative

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., The Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion, CUC
Join us on Wednesday, October 25 in the Center for a campus-wide conversation about the ways in which local and global injustices affect us both as individuals and as members of the Carnegie Mellon University community. This event, co-sponsored by the MLK Day Writing Awards, will emphasize the impact that experiential writing and personal narrative can have on our ability to process, reflect upon, and find strength in uncertain times. In addition to sharing your own story, you can learn from the experiences of others and help create a space for self-expression, reflection, and solidarity in our community. The conversation will be facilitated by Jim Daniels & M. Shernell Smith.

Championing An Inclusive Classroom

Friday, Nov. 17, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Danforth Conference Room in the Cohon Center
This faculty workshop will cover how to encourage students to make their voice heard, support different learning styles, develop relevant materials, and facilitate difficult conversations. Participants are also expected to become more aware of inter-classroom dynamics, learn how to increase classroom participation, and reflect upon how their professional training can shape how they teach. Overall, this session strives to help instructors be proactive in connecting with their students so all students can reach their academic potential. ​

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