Carnegie Mellon University

Well-Being Resources

Whether you are looking for a guided meditation group, a wellness-themed academic course, mental health therapy, a religious network to join or workshops and programs that will help you incorporate well-being and self care into your daily routine, you'll find a variety of offerings and opportunities at Carnegie Mellon, in the local community and online.

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Campus Resources


Call University Police at 412-268-2323 department 24/7 to request emergency response for any safety concern, including Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

 The CMU-Alert system sends email, voice and text messages in the event of a campus emergency and during periodic tests. 

The companion to the CMU-Alert emergency notification system, Rave Guardian is a free safety app that will turn your student's smart phone into a virtual buddy system. It includes safety timers, helpful links to university resources, and direct communication to CMU Police. 

At CMU, we care about you, your social growth and your well-being. Social safety and prevention resources will help to ensure your social experiences at CMU are positive and memorable ones. 

Basic Needs & Financial Resources

The CMU Pantry is committed to reducing hunger among students by providing nutritious food at no cost. We are dedicated to serving our student community with accessible food resources to promote a healthier, balanced university experience.

Student Emergency Support Funding (SESF) provides grant and loan funding for unexpected financial hardship and maternity loans.

Students who are struggling financially should consult with their HUB liaison.

The Office of the Dean of Student Affairs offers short-term emergency student loans and grants for students facing financial challenges.

Mental & Physical Health

Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS) supports the mental health needs of the CMU community through a variety of services, including assisting students who need to connect with mental health resources in the community and supporting staff, faculty, and family members who have concerns about the well-being of a student. 

In addition to CaPS, Thriving Campus helps students find a therapist who specializes in higher education. Complete a customized search based on location, insurance, need, preferences and/or therapy approach. 

University Health Services (UHS) provides medical care and referrals for all CMU students, including general health issues, comprehensive care management, nutrition and alcohol/drug assessment.

LGBTQIA+ students can receive general medical care, as well as specialized care, at University Health Services.

CMU Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) strives to connect, support, and engage students (and allies) in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs. 

Violence Prevention & Bystander Action

Office of Title IX Initiatives (TIX) offers professional staff trained to provide support, information, resources, and referrals to all community members impacted by sexual misconduct, domestic violence and stalking.

Carnegie Mellon is committed to ensuring that every community member feels safe and protected. The Green Dot program was conceived in the college campus setting to prevent dating violence, sexual violence and stalking.

The active medical assistance protocol (AMAP) sets forth an expectation that community members take responsible action when the health or safety of a student is compromised due to overuse or abuse of alcohol or illicit substances and/or as a result of hazing activity.

Academic & Career Assistance

The Student Academic Success Center offers tutoringsupplemental instructionacademic coachingcommunication supportlanguage support, and a variety of workshops

The Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) is CMU's centralized career services center that provides services, programs and materials focusing on career exploration and decision making, professional development, experiential learning and employment assistance.

The Olitsky Family Foundation Career Readiness Program breaks down the barriers-of-entry for students with emotional and cognitive differences in their career-search process. 


Through the sponsorship from many funding bodies across campus, all graduate and undergraduate students can gain free access via the Arts Pass program to many of Pittsburgh's museums with just a swipe of their Carnegie Mellon ID. 

Pittsburgh Connections engages students in outdoor recreation, environmental stewardship, and cultural awareness throughout Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania to help students develop and maintain a physically active lifestyle, build leadership skills, and increase their appreciation of the region.

Student Leadership, Involvement, and Civic Engagement (SLICE) provides many ways for students to engage on and off campus.

Mind, Body & Spirit

Meditation and mindfulness have been shown to help people stress less, focus more and even sleep better. Available to CMU students, faculty and staff, Headspace is your tool for mindful living. The Office of Wellness and Meaning-Making Programs also provides weekly beginner's meditation workshops and mindful living workshops and sessions 

CMU creates opportunities for spiritual and religious practice and exploration for individuals all along the spectrum of spiritual and religious development, including programs and initiatives that increase students' knowledge of the diversity of the world's religious and spiritual traditions.

Group X (Group Exercise) offers up to 60 weekly free fitness classes, including Zumba, kettlebell, HIIT (high intensity interval training), strength training, cycling, yoga, strength and cardio classes, kickboxing, dance and more.

Ethics & Integrity

Members of the CMU community are responsible for reporting unethical or illegal behavior through supervisors, other appropriate university officials or through the Carnegie Mellon Ethics Hotline.

Reports of violations of the university’s academic integrity policy should be made to Office of Community Standards and Integrity (OCSI).

The Hazing Prevention and Response website provides information about how to report hazing, CMU's policy and Pennsylvania state laws against hazing, hazing prevention and education resources, and past CMU hazing reports.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion offers resources and programs for students who align with historically underrepresented or marginalized identities such as women, LGBTQ+, transgender and gender non-binary, racially and ethnically underrepresented, and those who are first in their families to attend college.

CaPS recognizes that the fields of psychiatry, psychology, social work and counseling are entrenched in supremacist ideology that has caused significant harm to marginalized communities. CaPS intentionally works toward the undoing of this ideology in their clinical work by engaging in socially-just, anti-racist practices.


The Office of Disability Resources provides accommodations for students with needs as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

International Students

Office of International Education (OIE) is committed to supporting, promoting and celebrating individuals in an intercultural environment. OIE taff advocate for and facilitate international and cross-cultural experiences, perspectives and initiatives.

Graduate & Postdoctural Students

The Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs website provides resources for current, prospective, incoming and postdoc students.

Domestic Partners, Families & Spouses

From health insurance to campus engagement opportunities, CMU strives to support partners, spouses and families as an important part of the Carnegie Mellon community.

CMU's Physical Health Resource

University Health Services (UHS) offers primary medical care including allergies and immunizations/vaccines, nutrition services, routine exams, prescription refills, sexual health, LGBTQIA+ health and more. Additionally, it offers health education on many topics and issues such as substance use, stress management, violence prevention, sexual and sleep health, and nutrition. 

UHS also offers medical, dental and vision insurance services. Medical health insurance coverage is required at CMU.

Alcohol and Drug Brochure (pdf)

CMU’s alcohol and drug policies, as well as information about the physical and psychological effects of alcohol and drug abuse.

The CMU Cares Folder is a pdf guide of resources for faculty and staff to help students who may need assistance, guidance or help. It is currently being redesigned. Please use this website for well-being resources and information until the new folder is published.