Office of the Dean
Guide to Departments in the Division of Student Affairs
The departments within The Division of Student Affairs constitute a broad-based system of programs and services designed to meet the intellectual, artistic, occupational, emotional, spiritual, physical and cultural needs of the student body.
Career and Professional Development Center
Farouk Dey, Director
University Center Lower Level / 412-268-2064
The Career Center provides students with extensive resources, education, and support regarding all stages of career exploration and professional development. Career Consultants work with specific colleges helping students explore options and develop job search skills including networking, resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, salary negotiation and graduate school planning. In addition, the Career Center is the essential informational resource for students seeking campus employment, summer opportunities and on-campus interviewing for internships and full-time jobs.
Counseling and Psychological Services
Cynthia Valley, Director
Morewood Gardens E-Tower / 412-268-2922
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)offers students the opportunity to talk about personal or academic concerns in a safe, confidential setting Staffed by a team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and therapists, CAPS specializes in responding to the ongoing psychological needs of college-age students. Support and consultation is available to staff and faculty who have concerns about the well-being of particular students. Specific information regarding an individual student is restricted to instances in which the student has signed a ‘Consent for Release of Information’. All Counseling Center services are provided free of charge. Crisis assistance is available 24 hours a day by calling the center.
Anita Barkin, Director
Morewood Gardens E-Tower / 412-268-2157
Health Services offers quality health care that recognizes the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of a diverse student population. Services include general medical care, allergy injections, gynecological care, referral to specialists, on-site pharmaceuticals, nutrition and health education counseling and massage therapy. Patients can expect a courteous reception, prompt treatment and appropriate health education from a health care team comprised of physicians, advanced practice providers, registered nurses, a registered dietician and a certified health educator.
Office of the Dean
Gina Casalegno, Dean of Student Affairs
Warner Hall 301 / 412-268-2075
The Office of the Dean of Student Affairs provides the central leadership and guidance of student services at Carnegie Mellon, including the direction of divisional strategic planning, facilitation of interdepartmental interaction, coordination of student support and crisis intervention and referral, and facilitation of divisional and student life assessment efforts. The office is an important contact point when a student’s need is apparent and it is not clear where to turn for help. Staff within the office serve as Housefellows to Boss and McGill Houses, Margaret Morrison, Woodlawn and Roselawn Apartments, Resnik and West Wing, and Scobell, Welch and Henderson Houses. Staff in the office coordinate specific programming and initiatives that promote academic integrity, multicultural awareness, and connections to the Pittsburgh community.
Office of International Education
Linda Gentile, Director
Warner Hall Third Floor / 412-268-5231
The Office of International Education (OIE) actively promotes, supports and celebrates the international environment at Carnegie Mellon. OIE is the primary contact for study abroad and for foreign students and scholars who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Services include informative programming, personal support and individual advising, advocacy on international concerns, training for cross cultural adjustment and communication, processing of related administrative tasks, and outreach regarding legal status and work
issues for foreign students.
Office of Orientation & First Year Programs
Anne Witchner, Director and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Morewood Gardens 1B8 / 412-268-4887
The Office of Orientation and First Year Programs is responsible for providing vision and leadership for a comprehensive approach to new student orientation and transition programs. The office provides programs, opportunities and services to help students and family members successfully transition to the Carnegie Mellon community.
Elizabeth Vaughn, Director
University Center 103/ 412-268-8704
Student Activities complements students’ academic experience by providing services and resources that engage students in creating campus culture through social, cultural, intellectual, spiritual, athletic, recreational, artistic, political, and service opportunities. Our staff is committed to delivering quality advising, resource materials, leadership development opportunities, and administrative support services to impact students’ growth and development and enhance the success of each student organization. Members of the Student Activities team also serve as Housefellows for the residential communities located in various Oakland apartment buildings.
Student Life Office
John Hannon, Director
Morewood Gardens A-Tower / 412-268-9510
The Office of Student Development strives to support and enhance the metacurricular experience of Carnegie Mellon students through programs that focus on personal development, community service opportunities, leadership and experiential education, gender awareness, and artistic and intellectual exploration. Staff in Student Development serve as Housefellows for Donner House, Hamerschlag House, Morewood Gardens, Morewood E-Tower, Mudge House and New House.