Carnegie Mellon University
Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are vital to our health and well-being, our academic excellence and innovation. Carnegie Mellon's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is led by Dr. Wanda Heading-Grant, Vice Provost for DE&I and Chief Diversity Officer of the university. Learn more about our commitments to DEI&B at Carnegie Mellon.

Diversity in Faculty Recruitment

The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty advises University leadership on the best way to enhance standards for diverse and inclusive recruiting practices, including mandatory training in implicit bias for search committees, and how we can committ to recruiting diverse personnel at all levels of leadership.

For more information on best practices for diverse recruiting, please visit our page on Faculty Recruitment.

National Collaborations

  • IDEAL-N (Institutions Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership - National): CMU is a participant in this 10 university consortium across Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. This NSF-sponsored effort develops, shares and evaluates approaches and policies that lead to more women in full-tenured professorships in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). 
  • Scholars at Risk: CMU is proud to be a part of the Scholars at Risk network. SAR advocates on behalf of academics, writers, artists, and other intellectuals who are threatened in their home countries and arranges for positions of sanctuary at universities and colleges in the network for intellectuals fleeing persecution and violence.