Carnegie Mellon University

Ways to Engage

There are a variety of opportunities at Carnegie Mellon University to engage with the issues that matter most to you. It is through this engagement and dialogue that we become fluent in understanding and respecting everyone's individual perspective, so we encourage all members of the community to participate.

Attend diversity town hall meetings

Colleges, departments and other campus organizations hold periodic town hall meetings to discuss diversity and other issues of concern. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to take part.

Keep an eye on the Campus Activity page for the next meeting. To propose a meeting, contact M. Shernell Smith.

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Here Is My CMU

Here Is My CMU is an event for students, faculty and staff to share experiences of living and working at CMU in order to foster and enhance diverse community relationships.

Watch the latest event

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Speak your mind

The Speak Your Mind weekly series encourages community members to discuss important issues of diversity in a comfortable and non-threatening atmosphere. The discussions are facilitated by an expert on the subject who begins the meeting with an informative introduction of the issue and then leads the discus­sion with directed questions and an open forum.

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Attend lecture series and workshops

The Racism is REAL lecture series offers the campus community insight into the reality of racial prejudice and discrimination by highlighting current research and researchers working in this area. BiasBusters @ CMU seeks to create awareness of unconscious bias and its effects on our communities and society at large.

Keep an eye on the Campus Activity page or visit the Office of the Dean website for the time and location of upcoming lectures and workshops.

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Join a student organization

Carnegie Mellon University has over 80 multicultural student organizations for undergraduates and graduates, representing a wide variety of multicultural, spiritual and special interests. Step out of your comfort zone and explore different world and lifestyle perspectives.


Join CMU government

Whether you're an undergraduate or graduate student, faculty or staff, help shape policy and activities that affect your interests and those of your peers. If you are not interested in joining an assembly, but would like to participate, general body meetings are open to the campus.

Learn more about student government

Learn more about faculty senate

Learn more about staff council

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Participate in campus multicultural activities

The Campus Activity page has tons of opportunities to engage with the community. From month-long heritage celebrations and the annual Community Collage to lecture series and workshops, there are many ways to get involved and show your support.

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Reach out to leadership advocates...or become one

Leadership needs to hear from you. Have a question or idea you think could help transform the CMU community? Looking for or can't find a particular resource? Get in touch with a diversity and inclusion advocate and share your thoughts.

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Get training and utilize campus resources

Sometimes, unconscious bias can affect how we perceive and interact within our communities. Campus-wide, there are trainings and programs to help create awareness. In addition, Human Resources has tools and the know-how to ensure you are following best practices when hiring and retaining employees.

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