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Carnegie Mellon University has more than 80 diversity-related student organizations. These organizations serve to engage students in a wide variety of activities, provide students with a link to their own culture and expose the campus community to other cultures.

For a comprehensive listing of all CMU clubs and organizations, visit Tartan Connect. To start your own recognized student organization, submit an application via the Student Government site.



Graduate Student Assembly (GSA)

The Graduate Student Assembly is the student governmental body representing all Carnegie Mellon graduate students. GSA oversees funding of student organizations and programs that benefit graduate students and hosts social events for all graduate students. GSA is also an advocate for graduate students at the campus, city, state, and federal levels. GSA's mission is to improve the academic support and collegiate activities for graduate students.

NSBE Student Chapter

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals.

SHPE Student Chapter

The mission of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) is to promote the development of Hispanics in engineering, science and other technical professions to achieve educational and professional excellence.


CMU International Film Festival

The Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival aims to showcase the artistry of international filmmakers and bring them to the CMU campus to interact and enrich the CMU community.

Lunar Gala

Lunar Gala is an organization that aims to push the boundaries of entertainment and visual exploration: creating a fashion show that is conceptually driven and cross disciplinary.

Spark the Movement

Spark the Movement is an organization to help students facilitate various performance-based events and programs surrounding campus issues. We aim to empower our members to utilize their creativity to spread awareness and education around the Carnegie Mellon campus.



PRISM is an organization for those of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We discuss issues, raise awareness and embrace individuality.

(SoHo is the main club room/office of PRISM, located in the Cohon Center on the third floor, room 335).


Our organization provides social and professional opportunities for graduate Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans+, Queer & Questioning students at Carnegie Mellon.

(SoHo is the main club room/office of ALLIES, located in the Cohon Center on the third floor, room 335).


The mission of Feminists Engaged in Multicultural Matters and Education (FEMME) is to empower women in both the CMU and Pittsburgh community and to bring greater awareness to feminism and women's issues in a modern context.

Out & Allied

Out & Allied aims to provide a supportive environment to enhance the social, academic and career experiences of current and prospective LGBT students, allies and partners at the Tepper School.


By building communities of women committed to supporting positive social change, Strong Women Strong Girls (SWSG) works to create cycles of mutual empowerment for women and girls.

International/Multicultural Advancement


The African Graduate Student Association (AfroGSA) provides a welcoming environment for students of African descent at Carnegie Mellon through various social and professional activities. AfroGSA equally advocates for issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity.


The Black Graduate Student Organization (BGSO) nurtures graduate students of color, builds relationships between students across CMU and Pittsburgh and enriches the community through service opportunities.


Founded in 2010, the Latino/a Graduate Student Association (LGSA) works to facilitate communication among the Latino community at CMU in order to foster academic, cultural, professional and social collaboration.


The Spanish and Latin Student Association (SALSA) strives to increase campus awareness of issues specific to Latino and Hispanic-American students as well as international students from Spanish-speaking countries.


SPIRIT's mission is to promote a sense of fellowship within the Carnegie Mellon community by acting as a liaison between its members and the university via the presentation of cultural programs and the championing of black awareness.