Carnegie Mellon University

About Student Affairs at CMU

Student Affairs encompasses more than a dozen departments that provide services, support and engagement opportunities for Carnegie Mellon's undergraduate and graduate students.


Students inspired and supported to engage in a transformative university experience that shapes their evolving understanding of self, community, and their contributions in a global society.


Founded on a broad-based commitment to student success in and out of the classroom, the Division of Student Affairs provides a framework for the metacurricular experience with emphasis on the holistic development of the student that facilitates life-long growth in the areas of:

  • Intellectual and artistic curiosity
  • Personal well-being  
  • Professional acumen
  • Leadership 
  • Social responsibility 
  • Community engagement

Central to our success is a commitment to cultivating deep and meaningful one-to-one relationships with students. We build and sustain collaborative relationships throughout the university to best serve the needs of our student body. Programs, services, and efforts are dedicated to the development of an engaged community among students, faculty, staff and alumni where meaningful and authentic exchanges are valued. Division of Student Affairs staff help students navigate and reflect upon challenges and transitions, and we empower them to become architects of their own learning and development.