Carnegie Mellon University

At Carnegie Mellon University, we approach challenges with trademark fearlessness and a commitment to impact.  

Like many institutions across the nation and the world, CMU has been examining our role in the fight to confront racism and promote social justice, inclusion and economic empowerment. Now more than ever, we must work together as a community to bring diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) into greater focus across Carnegie Mellon. 

On July 2, 2020, President Farnam Jahanian wrote to the university community to share a set of commitments and action items focused on accelerating this important work.

"As our society continues to grapple with racism and systemic injustice and as the CMU community unites in dialogue on how to fully realize its DEI goals, every member of our community has a role to play in supporting these efforts, and a responsibility to find ways to engage with these topics."President Farnam Jahanian

The leadership team, along with the campus community, is committed to ensuring that Carnegie Mellon stands on the right side of history through bold and concrete actions, and to maintaining transparency and accountability as our plan is executed.

We intend for this microsite to be a dynamic record of ongoing progress. We will continuously improve its content, paying special attention to adding data-driven metrics wherever possible to show the measurable impact of our work.

In the coming months, this site will also be incorporated into our main Diversity website, which is being thoughtfully revamped to better serve our community and reflect the various threads of our DEI-focused work, including the status and impact of strategic DEI plans that are being implemented across the academic and administrative units.

Let's continue on this journey together.

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View Summer 2021 Updated Action Items

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion website gives a broader view of resources and past work. Visit the DEI site

Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion


CMU's Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion actively cultivates a strong, diverse and inclusive community. learn more about the center