Carnegie Mellon University

Student Affairs supports your social, physical, mental and spiritual well-being so you can thrive.

At Carnegie Mellon, individual and collective well-being is rooted in healthy connections, both to people and to campus resources.

Explore here some of the resources that are available to all undergraduate and graduate students.

Ways We Can Help

The most successful students are often ones who identify and utilize their support resources early and often.

Immediate Life Safety Issues

University Police
412-268-2323

Call CMU’s University Police department 24/7 to request emergency response for any safety concern, including Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Medical/Health Resources

University Health Services (UHS)
412-268-2157

UHS provides medical care and referrals for all CMU students, including general health issues, comprehensive care management, nutrition/diet/eating disorder services and alcohol and drug assessment. On-call consultation is available after hours.

Accommodations for a Student with a Disability

Office of Disability Resources
412-268-6121

Resources and accommodations for students with needs as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Psychological and Emotional Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
412-268-2922

CAPS offers same-day appointments for urgent situations and 24/7 on-call service for after-hours needs. Therapists are also available to consult with any member of the university community regarding student mental health concerns.

Immigration Resources

Office of International Education (OIE)
412-268-5231  

Students with immigration concerns should consult with their assigned OIE advisor.

Identity Related Support and Bias Concerns

Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion
412-268-2150

Expert staff, resources and programs for students who align with historically underrepresented or marginalized identities such as women, LGBTQ+, transgender and gender non-binary, racially and ethnically underrepresented, and those who are first in their families to attend college.

Sexual Misconduct

Office of Title IX Initiatives (TIX)
412-268-7125

TIX offers professional staff trained to provide support, information, resources, and referrals to all community members impacted by sexual misconduct, domestic violence and stalking.

Academic Integrity Issues

Office of Community Standards and Integrity (OCSI)
412-268-2142

Reports of violations of the university’s academic integrity policy should be made to OCSI. Staff are available to consult regarding the university’s policies and procedures.

Financial Resources

The HUB
412-268-8186

Students who are struggling financially should consult with their HUB liaison.

Office of the Dean of Students
412-268-2075

Student Affairs offers short-term emergency student loans and grants for students facing financial challenges.

Food Insecurity

The CMU Pantry
412-268-8704

The CMU Pantry is a resource for undergraduate and graduate students to help combat food insecurity on campus.

 

Legal Resources

Legal Consultation

One free 20-minute initial legal consultation with an attorney is available to all CMU students.

Additional Resources for Current Undergraduate and graduate Students

People Who Can Help

Associate Deans, Academic Advisors & Program Coordinators

Contact information for these individuals is listed in each student's SIO (under the Resources tab).

Academic advisors, college associate deans, and graduate student program coordinators are committed to helping students achieve their full potential. If a student is struggling, advisors, program coordinators and associate deans can help students navigate academic impacts and connect with relevant resources.

College Liaisons

412-268-2075

College liaisons are experienced Student Affairs staff who work in partnership with students, housefellows, advisors, faculty, and associate deans in each college to assure support for students regarding their overall Carnegie Mellon experience. The college liaisons serve as the primary Student Affairs advocate for graduate students and undergraduate students living off campus.

Housefellows

412-268-2142

For undergraduate students living in university housing, the housefellow serves as the primary Student Affairs advocate for their residents. Housefellows are well-connected with campus resources and are committed to the ongoing care and well-being of our students. Housefellows can engage campus resources and assist students with personal or academic difficulty in any form.

Student Support Resources

412-268-2075

The Student Support Resources team offers an additional level of support and expertise for students who are navigating any of a wide range of life events. Student Support Resources staff members work in partnership with campus and community resources to provide coordination of care and support appropriate to each student’s situation.

College Liaisons

College of Engineering
MEG/INI: Lenny Chan (412-268-2142)
COO/CEE/MSE: Bryan Koval (412-268-2142)
BME/CHE: Thomas Rainey (412-268-2142)
ECE: M. Shernell Smith (412-268-2150)
EPP/ESTP/ETIM/ICT: Liz Vaughan (412-268-8704)

CFA (College of Fine Arts)
Art, Drama, Music: David Chickering (412-268-2142)
Design, Architecture: Amanda Best (412-268-2142)

DC (Dietrich College)
Joanna Dickert (412-268-2075)

Heinz
Holly Hippensteel (412-268-2075)

MCS (Mellon College of Science)
John Hannon (412-268-2139)

CS (School of Computer Science)
Undergraduate: Kristine Kengor (412-268-2142)
Graduate: Angie Lusk (412-268-2075)

TSB (Tepper School of Business)
Kevin Monahan (412-268-2064)

Intercollege
SHS (DC): Joanna Dickert (412-268-2075)
SHS (MCS): John Hannon (412-268-2139)
BXA: Amanda Best (412-268-2142)
ETC/IPD: Liz Vaughan (412-268-8704)


Student Support Resources Team

Bryan Koval
412-268-2075

Megan MacGillivray
412-268-1993

 

Print and Online Publication Resources

Alcohol and Drug Brochure (pdf)

CMU’s alcohol and drug policies, as well as information about the physical and psychological effects of alcohol and drug abuse.

CMU Cares Resources Folder (pdf)

A guide of resources for faculty and staff to help students who may need assistance, guidance or help.