Gender Programs and Resources-Student Life - Carnegie Mellon University

Gender Programs and Resources

The Student Life Office coordinates a number of programs and events that are designed to support community member’s awareness of gender, women’s empowerment, masculinity, power-based violence, and more. For more information about any of these programs or if you have ideas of what you’d like to see at CMU, please contact Jess Klein (Coordinator of Gender Programs and Sexual Violence Prevention) via email or phone at (412) 268-2142.

Annual Programs and Initiatives: 

MOSAIC is Carnegie Mellon University’s annual gender conference held annually in the spring semester. It has expanded from its traditional focus on women’s issues to address the larger issue of gender, in response to the continual growth of the conference and the evolving needs of the campus community. MOSAIC provides an opportunity to promote gender equity and to open a forum for exploration and discussion of the role that gender plays in the lives, careers, and education of men and women as individuals, and in the larger scheme of culture, society, and government.

Women’s History Month occurs each March and acknowledges and celebrates the ongoing contributions of women in society. Programs, workshops and lectures take place throughout the month.

Sexual Assault Advisors: (SAAs) are a team of staff, students and faculty who are trained to work with survivors of sexual assault, are provide non-judgmental support, resources, and referrals. 

 MORF (Mobilization of Resolute Feminists) is a student organization dedicated to providing programs for the campus community that raise awareness of issues that impact women and promote women's involvement on campus. The organization meets regularly to discuss campus events as well as to provide a space for the discussion of issues important to the women in the campus community.  

Strong Women, Strong Girls is a group-based mentoring program that uses the study of contemporary women role models, mentoring relationships between college-aged women and girls in grades 3-5, and activities focused on skill-building, to help enhance the lives of at-risk girls. Through building positive self-esteem and skills for life-long success, Strong Women, Strong Girls is working to strengthen the futures of all women and girls involved in the program.