Carnegie Mellon University

CMU VOICES: Study of Inclusion and Climate Experiences for Students

The CMU VOICES study, conducted by the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis, was designed to help university leadership, including the President’s Task Force on Campus Climate, understand students’ experiences related to cultural diversity and inclusion of the campus environment.

VOICES (administered between November 2018 and January 2019) expanded upon CMU’s previous DASH (Discriminatory and Sexual Harassment) Study by incorporating additional campus climate and engagement indicators researched and developed by the National Institute for Transformation and Equity (NITE) at Indiana University. Our goal in expanding from DaSH to VOICES was to be able to leverage results toward specific educational initiatives and plan to create a campus environment that engages and supports students across all backgrounds and experiences.

Visit the VOICES Findings page for key takeaways and implications of this work.

Stay tuned for dates and times for additional conversations by joining the Diversity and Inclusion D-List ( more information or to discuss the results of the VOICES and DaSH studies please contact Jen Gilbride-Brown ( or Holly Hippensteel (

Explore findings from the VOICES study!