Carnegie Mellon University

We are a richly varied community, united in the pursuit of excellence.

The students, faculty and staff of Carnegie Mellon University represent all 50 states and over 65 nations, bringing together a wealth of perspectives, identities, backgrounds and cultures. This diversity is our strength and our obligation, as every community member contributes unique strengths to the education and research that change our world.

We can do better.

In a world that continues to struggle with bias and inequality of opportunity, Carnegie Mellon University strives to better represent the variety of the human condition, and to better support all students, faculty and staff.

As a community devoted to rigorous analysis and creative approaches to real-world problems, we have both the tools and the responsibility to address these challenges. We will continue to cultivate a welcoming culture, improve programs, recruit and retain world-class talent, and become a leader and champion for best practices.

This is core to our mission.

This website offers a window into the culture, history and values that shape Carnegie Mellon's commitment to diversity and inclusion. It also gathers valuable resources including upcoming events, recent news and people and programming engaged in the wide variety of issues informed by this core value. We encourage you to explore these pages for opportunities to learn and engage.

Studies show that when diverse groups look at issues they often come up with better solutions to problems, especially complex problems.


06/17/2019 - Williams’ Residency Aims To Help Strengthen Campus Culture

04/28/2019 - Carnegie Mellon, Michigan to Co-host Religious Diversity Panel

04/17/2019 - Abalos Researches Music Through Storytelling

04/02/2019 - Tony & Grammy Winner Leslie Odom, Jr. To Deliver Commencement Address

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Video Spotlight

Achieving a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment takes courage, collaboration, commitment and a willingness to make meaningful connections.

That's the message the dynamic Damon Williams delivered in an engaging and provocative lecture to kick off a two-day residency at Carnegie Mellon University, where he met with several groups of university leaders, faculty and staff to discuss and strengthen the ongoing efforts to enhance campus culture.