Diversity and Inclusion-Education at Carnegie Mellon University - Carnegie Mellon University

Diversity and Inclusion

The strength of our university rests within the diversity of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and board members. Our diversity of thought, of ability, and of person has allowed Carnegie Mellon to become one of higher education’s greatest success stories in the modern era. 

We are a community that values and respects attributes that make us, as individuals and as members of our groups, distinct. And, as our work continues to transform the world, we remain steadfast in our resolve to be inclusive of who we serve in our communities and in society.

We also encourage you to visit the Diversity & Inclusion site at CMU for a more holistic representation of the many resources, events, and conversations happening on campus. You can also explore the list below to discover programs and services offered by the Division of the Vice Provost for Education.  If you don't find the information that you are looking for, please contact Cathy Ribarchak, Administrative Assistant to Dr. Amy Burkert, at +1 412-268-8677 or at c...@andrew.cmu.edu


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Explore a pre-college program opportunity

The Summer Academy for Math and Science (SAMS) is a rigorous residential summer experience for good students who have a strong interest in math and science and want to advance their knowledge and skills. For more information, please visit the SAMS web page or contact Ms. Ty Walton, Director of CMARC, at +1 412 268 2150 or t...@cmu.edu.

Improve your English language and cultural skills

CMU's Intercultural Communication Center (ICC) helps students who are non-native speakers of English develop robust academic fluency in speaking, reading, and writing. The ICC offers workshops, seminars, and self-paced work during the academic year.

The Center also offers an intensive five-week summer program designed for non-native English speakers entering CMU's graduate programs each fall.

For more information, please visit the ICC website.

You are also welcome to contact e...@andrew.cmu.edu to request a consult with an ICC staff member.

Promote your organization's cross-cultural competency

The Intercultural Communication Center (ICC) offers individual consultations as well as several workshops to support both international and domestic faculty, staff, and students. Workshops can be tailored for specific groups, e.g., domestic staff, faculty groups, mixed groups of students.

You are also welcome to contact e...@andrew.cmu.edu to request a consult with an ICC staff member.

Find support for underrepresented minorities & women (Graduate Students)

Graduate Education offers workshops, seminars, and individual consultations to support underrepresented minorities and women. Please visit the Graduate Students of Color Series and Graduate Women's Gatherings web pages for information. 

Female students seeking Maternity Accommodation should visit the Maternity Accommodation Protocol website to learn about CMU's support for female graduate students who may need to take time away from their academic responsibilities.

Contact Suzie Laurich-McIntyre, Ph.D., Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education for additional resources and consultation at s...@cmu.edu, 412-268-7307.

Find support for underrepresented minorities (Undergraduate Students)

The Carnegie Mellon Advising and Resource Center (CMARC) serves historically underrepresented undergraduate students (e.g., ethnic minorities, first generation, and others) by providing supplemental advising, peer mentoring, and connections to a highly effective network of CMU students and alumni.

To explore how CMARC can support your success, drop by or call the CMARC office, Cyert Hall A-64, +1 412 268 2150. 

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