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.


01/08/2019 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards Reaches 20 Years

01/08/2019 - Asakawa Named to National Inventors Hall of Fame

12/05/2018 - Fellowship Advances Women in Cybersecurity

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Video spotlight

Dr. Carol Anderson, a professor of African-American studies at Emory University, gave the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote address, “Reframing Conversations about Race: The Unspoken Truth” where she encouraged the audience to acknowledge the rhetoric that fuels racism and engage in evidence-based discussions about our current political climate. Introductions provided by M. Shernell Smith, Assistant Director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, John Bailey Jr., an undergraduate student in the mechanical engineering program, Phuong Dinh, a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology, and Joe William Trotter Jr., a professor of history and social justice.