Carnegie Mellon University

Student Leadership, Involvement, and Civic Engagement (SLICE)

The Office of Student Leadership, Involvement, and Civic Engagement (SLICE) is headed into year two in its new configuration. The creation of this department brought together three teams, Student Activities, Greek Life, and Civic Engagement, in an effort to create a more holistic metacurricular experience for our undergraduate and graduate students.

The creation of SLICE is reflective of the Division of Student Affairs’ ambition to prioritize the values of leadership and civic engagement, infusing them throughout a student’s involvement in arenas such as their student organizations, Greek organizations, and residential communities. We look forward to continue leveraging our collective passion for facilitating the growth and development of our students, expertise in supporting students in their efforts to shape their own CMU experience, and knowledge of the CMU community to create diverse involvement opportunities that will deeply engage students in the Carnegie Mellon community and beyond. 


Liz Vaughan                         
Director of Student Leadership, Involvement, and Civic Engagement
Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Jesse Koch
Associate Director of Greek Life

Elizabeth Rapoport
Associate Director of Student Activities

Kevin Wainczak

Student Spotlight on Kevin Wainczak (Dietrich '18)

Organization Involvement: Donut Dash, Residential Education

I am involved in residential education as a Community Advisor for Hamerschlag and Scobell. I’ve been a CA for two years and was an RA the year before that. I am the co-chairman of the 2017 Donut Dash. I also teach a StuCo on Masculinity.
edward ahn

Student Spotlight on Edward Ahn (CIT '18)

Organization Involvement: Robotics Club, Club Volleyball

I am an officer on the Robotics Club Executive Board, and play as a setter on the Club Volleyball Team. I enjoy doing both because it helps me reach out to types of people that I would never get to meet if I was to otherwise only go to class. I've also gained a lot personally from doing both, giving me places where I could relax and follow my unacademic passions.