Carnegie Mellon University

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
  • LGBTQ+ initiatives
  • 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.

Learn more about SAMS

Current Student Programs

Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Awards and Celebration

Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Series

Celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. through writing awards, programs, and lectures.

First Together @ CMU

 
The mission of the FIRST Together program is to enhance the overall success of first generation students on our campus.

Origins

ORIGINS

ORIGINS is an overnight, pre-orientation retreat designed for historically and socially minoritized first-year students to connect and create community with other incoming and upperclass students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Graduate Students of Color Gatherings

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.

Graduate Women Gatherings

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.          

Fusion Forum

Fusion Forum connects underrepresented, prospective graduate students from across the country to faculty and advisors at Carnegie Mellon.

Learn more about Fusion Forum