Carnegie Mellon University

The Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion have a singular place among the values of Carnegie Mellon University.

The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (CSDI) actively cultivates a strong, diverse and inclusive community capable of living out these values and advancing research, creativity, learning and development that changes the world.

The Center offers resources to enhance an inclusive and transformative student experience in dimensions such as access, success, campus climate and intergroup dialogue. Additionally, the Center supports and connects historically underrepresented students and those who are first in their family to attend college in a setting where students’ differences and talents are appreciated and reinforced.

Connect with the Center Team

The Center Team is here to support the Carnegie Mellon community.

Carnegie Mellon staff with student at MLK Keynote Lecture 2020

Are you a student interested in talking about student organization advising, mentoring, bias reporting, program and event development, or something else? Fill out our Student Meeting Request Form and we can connect.

Provost Garrett, Executive Director M. Shernell Smith, and student talking at event in the Center

Would you like to collaborate with a Center Team Member on your department's next project or would you like us to attend your next event? Let us know by filling out our Center Team Collaboration Request form.

The Center Newsletter

The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion sends out a newsletter to students, other campus-wide affiliates, and the greater Pittsburgh community.

Sign up to receive the newsletter, and please invite members and friends of the CMU community to subscribe as well.

Visit the Center

Located on the lower level of the Cohon University Center, the Center is a centralized hub for students and provides an on-campus option for students looking to socialize, hold meetings, take a break between classes or study.

The Center is a modern space capable of hosting large groups while simultaneously accommodating space for individual students looking for a quiet escape. Student organizations are welcome to reserve space in the Center, as well as utilize the space to foster intergroup dialogue and community building.

The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion is an environment focused on identity, belonging, campus climate and support.

Groups of people eat and talk in the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

Reserve it!

If you or your student organization would like to host an event or convene a meeting in the Center’s main space or conference room, please fill out our CSDI Space Reservation Form. If you reserve a space with us, we request that you read our Event and Meeting Space Reservation Policy, Guidelines, and Instructions before proposing an event.