The Center promotes student success and engagement by building a supportive and intellectual community that is inclusive of all Carnegie Mellon University community members.
The Center offers programs to enhance the student experience in dimensions such as access, success, social justice, campus climate and intergroup dialogue. Here's a sampling of some of the Initiatives coordinated by the Center:
High school, pre-college, and incoming first-year student programming
Race and ethnically-focused programs
Transgender and non-binary student programs
Women's empowerment programs
Summer Academy for Math and Science (SAMS)
The Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science is a six-week rigorous residential experience for high school seniors who have a strong interest in computer science, engineering and natural sciences.
Current Student Programs
Celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. through writing awards, programs, and lectures.
ORIGINS is a pre-orientation program focusing on diversity, inclusion and leadership development for historically and socially minoritized first-year students, specifically focusing on those social identities in gender, gender expression, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, as well as those who are the first generation in their families to go to college and Pell grant recipients.
The Graduate Students of Color Gatherings provide opportunities to meet and discuss topics of interest that are unique to graduate students of color. All graduate student, post-doctoral fellows, faculty and administrator communities are invited to network, share ideas and experiences and gather resources.
The Graduate Women Gatherings provide opportunities for women to meet and discuss topics of interest that are unique to graduate women. All women of the graduate student, post-doctoral fellows, faculty and administrator communities are invited to network, share ideas and experiences and gather resources.