Gender Programs and Resources
The Student Life Office coordinates a number of programs and resources that are designed to support community members awareness of gender issues and gender identity development. For more information about any of these programs, please contact Jeannine Heynes via email or phone at (412) 268-2142.
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.
The Sexual Assault Advisors are a team of staff, students and faculty who are trained to work with survivors of sexual assault, are provide non-judgmental support, resource information, and referrals. Carnegie Mellon also has a chapter of One in Four, an all-male sexual assault peer education group that presents "The Men's Program: How to Help a Sexual Assault Survivor" to the community.
Developed through the initiative of three Carnegie Mellon students, the Women's Leadership Program
(WLP) is designed to empower and inspire undergraduate and graduate women in campus leadership roles.
Ms. CMU is an organization dedicated to providing programs for the campus community that raise awareness of issues that impact women and promote women's involvement on campus. Originally WLI, Ms. CMU was created by a Fifth Year Scholar to empower women through outreach, diversity, and networking. 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. This year's executive board members are: Danielle Devine, Katherine Bates, Ashlyn Clark, Margo Johnson, Anisha Vaswani, and Andrea Ortu.
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.