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.

Contact the Office of the Provost

As part of the provost's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, Jim Garrett has proposed a five-year university-wide strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion for each of the seven schools and colleges. Provost Garrett also welcomes campus community members to offer ideas and feedback in order to help develop a more robust diversity and inclusion plan. 

Email Provost Jim Garrett

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Commitments and Action Items

The leadership team, along with the campus community, is committed to ensuring that Carnegie Mellon stands on the right side of history through bold and concrete actions, and to maintaining transparency and accountability as our DEI plan is executed.

LEARN MORE ABOUT our commitments


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. Bias Busters @ CMU seeks to create awareness of unconscious bias and its effects on our communities and society at large.

Keep an eye on the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion 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 governance

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 many opportunities to engage with the community. From month-long heritage celebrations and the annual Community Collage to lecture series and workshops, there are numerous ways to get involved and show your support.

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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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