Carnegie Mellon University

Academic Advising Resources

The department has a number of resources to help advise you, as well as provide pointers to other college and university services.

All students are encouraged, and expected, to meet with their advisor on a regular basis, but minimally once a semester (prior to the following semester’s registration).

SDS Academic Advisors

Advisors can answer your questions about course requirements, your current progress toward completing the major, various campus opportunities, and all other sorts of administrative questions.

Connie Angermeier
Porter 208A

Connie is the advisor for the majors of Decision Science (additional majors and minors) and Policy and Management.
You can schedule an appointment with Connie online.

Lizzy Stoyle
Porter 208G

Lizzy is the advisor for the majors of Behavioral Economics, Policy and Organizations and Decision Science (primary majors).
You can schedule an appointment with Lizzy online.

Faculty Director

Each of our majors also has a faculty director.  Faculty directors are well placed to answer questions about research and professional opportunities associated with the major.

Behavioral Economics, Policy and Organizations

Saurabh Bhargava
Porter 319F

Decision Sciences

Gretchen Chapman
Porter 219F

Policy and Management

Christina Fong
Porter 223I

Additional Advising Resources

Academic Development prides themselves on helping you get the most out of your academic efforts while creating a positive learning experience. They offer a wide variety of free support services including academic counseling in study strategies, peer tutoring, supplemental instruction, and EXCEL collaborative learning groups.They also publish a series of study skills pamphlets called Fast Facts and Freshmen Fast Facts that provide useful tips and strategies.

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. Please check out the Disability Resources website for more information.

All enrolled students, pre-college students and visiting scholars may use Health Services. Check out their website for more information!

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers students the opportunity to talk privately about personal, academic, or other concerns in a safe, confidential setting. After an initial consultation with a CAPS therapist, students are referred to available mental health resources at Carnegie Mellon or in the larger Pittsburgh community. For an appointment, call 412-268-2922 during regular office hours.  For emergencies, their phone is answered 24/7.

The Division of Student Affairs is here to support and foster your intellectual and personal growth and help you explore and experience the different aspects of college life. They care about you, your studies, your social growth, your well-being and your future and want to help you enjoy a great Carnegie Mellon experience.

The Student Development Office has a strong focus on the first year experience with almost all first year housing supported by their office: Boss, Donner, E-Tower, Hamerschlag, Mudge, Scobell, and Stever. Their House communities strive to provide students with opportunities to enhance their own growth and development as they progress through their college years.  The Houses are distinctive communities. each with their own character, traditions, and design, but all share core focus areas: transition, support, involvement, personal development, and community commitment.

The Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a centralized career center staffed by a team of 21 seasoned and highly-educated professionals who orchestrate the career exploration, experiential learning, and career networking needs of students and alumni.