Carnegie Mellon University

Student Support & Resources

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

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)

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

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)

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)

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

Religious and Spiritual Resources

Religious and Spiritual Life Initiatives 

CMU supports all students along the spectrum of religious and spiritual practice and exploration through events, resources, connections, wellness and promoting religious literacy.

Identity Related Support and Bias Concerns

Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

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.

Identity-Based Career Resources

Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC)

The CPDC strives to foster a culture where each person feels empowered to be their authentic self. Visit their website for many identity-based career resources.

Sexual Misconduct

Office of Title IX Initiatives (TIX)

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

Anti-Hazing Resources

Hazing Prevention and Response

This website provides information about how to report hazing, CMU's policy and Pennsylvania state laws against hazing, hazing prevention and education resources, and past CMU hazing reports.

Academic Integrity Issues

Office of Community Standards and Integrity (OCSI)

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


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

Office of the Dean of Students

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

Food Insecurity

The CMU Pantry

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.

Facilities and Campus Services

Facilities Management and Campus Services (FMCS)

FMCS's phone line is answered 24 hours a day. Call for maintenance and custodial services, access control, event support, as well as after-hours support for parking and transportation, Tartan Ink copying and printing, postal services, and the university stores. 

Additional Resources for Current Undergraduate and graduate Students

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.

The CMU Cares Folder is a pdf guide of resources for faculty and staff to help students who may need assistance, guidance or help. It is currently being redesigned. Please use the Community Health and Well-Being website for well-being resources and information until the new folder is published.