Carnegie Mellon University

Get Involved

Staff and faculty members are encouraged to get involved in the campus community.

Staff Council

Staff Council is a volunteer organization that serves as the voice for staff at Carnegie Mellon University through policy advocacy and community involvement. Membership is comprised of officers, representatives and appointees from all schools and campus units. Staff Council provides formal and informal opportunities for staff members to get involved:

  • Contact a Staff Council representative with concerns or recommendations regarding the staff experience at CMU
  • Volunteer at the annual Food Drive, Take Our Children to Work Day, or other activity
  • Attend an event hosted by Staff Council, such as the CMU Community Picnic or CMU Kennywood Day
  • Attend a general body meeting, held the third Thursday of each month and open to all staff members
  • Nominate yourself or a colleague to serve as a representative; elections are held annually

Environment at CMU

Carnegie Mellon encourages our faculty and staff members to be a positive force for sustainable action in the campus community, in the region and beyond. Environment at CMU provides opportunities to get involved in campus projects and initiatives, including the Scotty Goes Green program, environmental research centers and sustainability events.

Research Administrators Council

The Research Administration Community provides an arena to discuss topics impacting research and the administration of research at Carnegie Mellon; to address the campus community's training needs in the area of research administration; and to facilitate the dissemination of information impacting the administration of research.


  • Carnegie Mellon has a robust intercollegiate athletic program. The Athletics department takes pride in creating a positive, family environment and invites the community to come out and cheer on the Tartans.
  • With more than 30 weekly classes, the Group-X program can accommodate and challenge individuals at all levels of fitness.
  • The intramural program is a way for students, staff and faculty to get involved in competitive recreational activity.
  • Use your valid Carnegie Mellon ID to access the university's athletic facilities and equipment.

Carnegie Mellon Women's Association

The Carnegie Mellon Women's Association connects and supports campus community members through networking opportunities, social gatherings and educational programming throughout the year. Membership is open to all faculty, administrators, trustees, and staff, or spouses/partners and friends of faculty, administrators, trustees, and staff who support the advancement of women in the university community. Membership contributions directly support CMWA's annual scholarship for graduating senior students at Carnegie Mellon.

CMWA also provides mentorship opportunities through the Barbara Smith Women's Mentoring Program, which connects individuals who wish to be mentored with those volunteering to mentor others based on their experience and needs.

Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups are formed by members of an organization with the overarching purpose to unite individuals to a common cause and to provide a structured framework and network for members. ERGs also serve as a conduit for outreach efforts for the local community and for other campus initiatives. Membership in ERGs is strictly voluntary; open to all interested individuals; and supports diversity, equity and inclusiveness.