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The Center is Open!
The Center has officially opened for the Fall semester! Check our our hours below and come say hi!
Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Center is located in the Cohon University Center on the lower level, directly across the hall from the bookstore.

We hope to see you there. We can't wait to meet you in the Center!
Learn More about the Center
Join Us in Welcoming 
Alcalá to the Center Team
Join us is welcoming the newest Center team member Esteban Alcalá to Carnegie Mellon!

Esteban (El, He, Him) is a first-generation college, transfronterizo, and Mexican background college student. He received his bachelor’s in Psychology and minor in Sociology from UC San Diego. He recently earned his master’s degree in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from the University of Southern California. Esteban is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests involve Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Greek Letter Organizations, and governing boards of colleges and universities. Esteban has a background serving students in public and private 4-year institutions and in community colleges.

Esteban seeks to implement anti-racism in his scholarship and in practice. He strives to be a support system for all students, especially students that come from racially minoritized and marginalized backgrounds.

Email to welcome Esteban!
Join Us: Meet the Center Team!
Lime green flyer reading "Meet the Center! September 7 from 4-5 PM in Merson Courtyard Cohon University Center and September 23 from 4-5 pm in the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion Cohon University Center."

Join the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion for an informal meet and greet as we start the fall semester together! Stop by for some giveaways and friendly conversation! 

We'll be meeting from 4-5PM in the Merson Courtyard tent from on September 7 and in the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion on September 23.

Register for the Meet & Greet!
The Center Fellowship Application is Now Open!
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The Center Fellowship program cultivates values in students, also known as Fellows, with a passion and commitment to identity work as it relates to socially and historically minoritized populations. Through facilitated dialogue and collaboration, the Center will cultivate Fellows as campus leaders committed to a student experience rooted in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI). For more information, please visit our website!
As an exciting opportunity for you and your cohort to grow professionally and personally in your knowledge of JEDI issues and topics, we invite you apply and participate in the program.
The application closes at 11:59pm EST on September 12th. Please email with any questions!
Apply for the Center Fellowship
Attend the Latinx Connect Conference
Flyer reading Latinx Connect: Elevating Latinx Identities and Contemporary Issues, October 14-16, 2021

The Latinx Connect Conference will be hosted free and completely online from October 14-16!

The Latinx Connect Conference aims to move us beyond “celebrating” Latinxs, instead calling for empowerment and justice for the Latinx community, which faces numerous disparities in U.S. society, particularly those at the intersections of Latinx identity (e.g., Afro-Latinxs, Indigenous Latinxs, queer and Trans* Latinxs, undocumented Latinxs).

As the largest pan-ethnic group in the United States, Latinxs are extremely diverse by race, language, immigration, and experiences along the diaspora, which creates opportunity for dialogue. The Latinx Connect conference will provide a virtual space to learn with each other.

The 3-day virtual conference, free and open to all, will bring together students, educators, community leaders, political advocates, and others to dialogue about Latinx identities, cultures, and contemporary issues. Participants will discuss what it means to be Latinx/a/o/e/Hispanic in relation to intersectional identities, education, immigration, public health, arts & culture, history, and other topical areas.

The conference will also serve as a culminating experience for Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized annually from September 15 - October 15 to acknowledge the history, culture, and contributions of Americans who identify as Hispanic/Latinx.

Latinx Connect is organized and sponsored by a grassroots transdisciplinary and cross-institutional group of educators and community leaders based in Pittsburgh.

Stay tuned as we announce more programs celebrating Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month!

Register for the Latinx Connect Conference

Campus Partner Programs

Flyer reading Constitution Day 2021, African American Workers & The US Constitution: Past and Present with Professor Joe Willia Trotter Jr. Wednesday, September 22 from 5-6 pm EST. This is a virtual event, please register to attend."
Flyer reading "When my heart isn't in the work. This is a space for students to come together in community and to share and process the different ways we navigate our experiences within White Dominant spaces. This connection will be a consistent space, free of judgement and expectations. Come every week or come when you can; we wil be here. Every Thursday; 4;15-4:45 PM, Zoom ID: 942 1035 4081. Facilitated by Kim Jordan Simmons, Dareen Basma, & Viviana Ferrer-Medina. Contact if you have any questions!
Flyer reading "Join us for a CaPS Student Townhall for some myth-busting, information about our services, and a space to answer your questions! September 16, 2021 from 5-6pm EST
Flyer reading "Immigrant Connection Hour. Join us in this weekly connection hour, hosted by immigrants for immigrants! This is open to all immigrants in the CMU community who want to come together to connect and support each other. Every Friday, 1 pm EST. Zoom ID: 969-6481-1810. With Dareen Basma, Shubhara Bhattacharjee, and Mengchun Chiang.
Flyer for "Healing from Racial & Ethnic Discrimination: A support group. Mondays 4:30-6:00PM EST. Being directly impacted by racism, discrimination, and/or systemic oppression can feel like an added pressure that you are having to deal with on top of the stress of being a student. If you are feeling that way, know you are not alone. Join our support group to undersand how racial and ethnic discrimination impacts your mind, body, and feelings, and find ways to work through them in a supportive and healing space. Please contact Dareen Basma at to schedule a screening appointment. Facilitated by Dareen Basma, PhD, LPC and Mengchun Chiang, PhD.
Flyer featuring images of books, reading "The Intersection of STEM, Identity, and Social Justice. Presented in partnership with the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer.

More Community Partner Programs

CMU Pantry The CMU Pantry is open! To place an order with the Pantry this semester, complete the registration survey and the shopping reservation form to reserve a time. Visit the Pantry's website to learn more.

Open Call: Libraries Student Advisory Council The Libraries are currently seeking new members for our Student Advisory Council for the Fall 2021 semester. The goal of the Libraries Student Advisory Council is to gather input from the Carnegie Mellon University campus community on all aspects of the Libraries and its divisions, as well as create an effective channel of communication between student peers, Libraries faculty/staff, and the Dean of Libraries. If interested, please fill out this short membership form by 5:00 P.M. EST, Monday, September 13th. 

Two Sigma Fellowship Programs Two Sigma Fellowship programs support students pursuing a degree in STEM fields and actively seeks to promote the visibility and inclusion of women, LGBTQ+ people, and those from ethnic and racial backgrounds that remain under-represented in technology. Learn more about the Two Sigma Diversity PhD Fellowship and the 2022 Two Sigma Diversity Undergraduate Scholarship.

Intern with the Afrolatinidad Project Pitt is searching for undergraduate students interested in interning with the Afrolatinidad Project. Learn more about the internship opportunities.

AI Research Mentoring Program The AI Research Mentoring Program matches undergraduates who are curious about AI with graduate student mentors, with the goal of increasing representation of underrepresented minorities in machine learning and artificial intelligence. If interested in participating, please complete their form by September 10 and consider signing up for the SCS Research Mixer on September 9.
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