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University Services 1
University Services
Carnegie Mellon University provides many services to students to help them • Know and follow the rules
thrive on and off campus, and in and out of the classroom. The university's • Oriented towards the future
service-oriented departments and offices focus on executing critical
administrative functions to provide daily services to students, families, the
campus community, and visitors. Listed below are some of the services STUDENT outcomes
offered by the university. By engaging with the advising at CMU advising, students have opportunities
and resources to exhibit the success behaviors outlined above. By
conceptualizing advising as an ecosystem, CMU is creating an environment
Academic Advising that fosters these long-term outcomes that benefit students both while they
are students at CMU as well as lifelong alumni

As a result of being advised at CMU, students are able to:
University Statement on Academic Advising
• maintain good academic standing in the university,
Carnegie Mellon University commits to support excellence in academic
• feel a sense of belonging and inclusion within the university and their
advising. Even with the university’s diverse offerings, a cohesive academic
advising approach can directly impact the educational success of every
undergraduate and graduate student. High quality advising rests upon (1) • have individual and supportive relationships with their advisors and
robust central resources, (2) discipline specific variations at the college- and professors,
program-levels, (3) skilled academic advisors of all types, and (4) engaged, • maintain adequate progress toward completing their degree,
committed students. By conceptualizing advising as an ecosystem, CMU • find employment or further education directly related to their education
creates an environment that fosters long-term outcomes that benefit plan or degree program after graduation; and
students while studying at CMU as well as making a difference as lifelong
• use the skills and knowledge they have gained at Carnegie Mellon

University to advance their professional and personal goals after
leaving the university

The Advising Ecosystem at CMU
Computing Services
Stan Waddell, Vice President for Information Technology & Chief Information
The advising ecosystem centers attention on the growth and development
of CMU students while they are enrolled and beyond. Excellent advising
Location: Cyert Hall 285
is as varied as our disciplines and students; yet, centralized standards,
Phone: 412-268-4357
systems, and resources must connect seamlessly so that students make
[email protected]
well-informed decisions. Advisors are supported in their work allowing for (
professional growth, intellectual satisfaction, and institutional recognition

Computing Services maintains and supports computing resources for the
The ideal advising experience at CMU should reflect qualities of the
campus community, including the campus wired and wireless networks,
academic environment: integrated, collaborative, innovative and data-
public printing, computer labs, email and software catalog

driven. From guiding the transition into the university, movement through
the curriculum, and exploration of careers or post-graduate studies, the Visit the Computing Services ( website to
advising ecosystem supports students in utilizing resources and setting and explore the services available to you, including how to:
achieving their goals

• secure your devices
The CMU advising ecosystem seeks to facilitate: • connect to the network
• Goal setting and planning • collaborate with your group
• Leveraging support network • access software
• Accessing resources • manage your email
• Understanding policies • use public printers and computer labs

• Planning for career and post-graduation For help with these services, contact the Computing Services Help Center at
412-268-4357 (HELP) or [email protected]

advising practice, tools, and strategies
In order to realize our vision of excellent advising, CMU invests in an
advising ecosystem that includes a host of resources and strategies Disability Resources & Equal
designed to engage and facilitate students’ academic and personal
development. Opportunity
• Adequate advising staffing and resources within each department/ Catherine Getchell, Director of Disability Resources
program Location: Margaret Morrison Plaza, A30, 5136 Margaret Morrison St.,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
• Advisor training and professional development`
Phone: 412-268-6121
• Intentional focus on student success [email protected]
• Collaboration to support student success (
• Implement technology resources/students/)
• Contribute to career planning goals Disability Resources provides responsive and reasonable accommodations
to students who self-identify as having a disability, including physical,
student engagement in advising sensory, cognitive and emotional disabilities. Through our office, the
university can provide counsel, support services and accommodations
Based on research at the national level and years of experience working to ensure that all students, regardless of ability, have equal access to
with CMU students, the CMU advising ecosystem is designed to facilitate the world-class education, campus programs and activities offered by
student behaviors that are proven to lead to success at the university. By CMU. We work to ensure that qualified individuals receive reasonable
engaging with the broad range of advising resources and student success accommodations as guaranteed by the Americans with Disabilities Act
strategies, students are expected to exhibit these behaviors indicating that (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

they are on the path to successfully complete their degree requirements
and attain personal development goals. Students are also welcome to discuss concerns about support for disabilities
with members of the admission staff, housing office and/or health/
• Set goals and plan psychological services. Upon enrollment, students with disabilities should
• Engage the CMU support network contact the Office of Disability Resources to discuss their needs and to
• Access resources develop a Student Individual Accommodation Plan. Accommodations are
2 University Services
made with the intent to maintain the academic integrity of each course and and developing new digital communication technology. These student
the academic program as a whole, while also meeting assessed needs. researchers find themselves in the heart of the university intellectual
community, where they discover the thrilling (and often messy) process of
Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Policy creating new knowledge

Carnegie Mellon is committed to equal employment opportunity for all and We use a broad definition of research that includes appropriate activities
to affirmative action. Diversity is a source of strength for Carnegie Mellon in the arts and humanities, as well as the sciences and technical fields:
and affirmative action is one of the tools that we use to achieve and sustain "Research, scholarly, or artistic activities that lead to the production of new
diversity. All personnel actions are administered in accordance with the knowledge; to increased problem solving capabilities, including design and
university's commitment to non-discrimination and in compliance with analysis; to original critical or historical theory and interpretation; or to the
applicable federal, state and local laws, statutes, orders and regulations. production of art or artistic performance."
View the University Policy on Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholar Development supports
Action ( student research in every field of study. We give SURG grants (https://
opportunity-affirmative-action-ada.html). to cover research
expenses, Summer Fellowships (
Honor Societies
%20research%20fellowships/SURF/#surf) for full-time summer research,
and Presentation Awards ( to
support students presenting at academic conferences. In May of each
Phi Beta Kappa Society year, we hold our campus-wide celebration of undergraduate research,
the Meeting of the Minds (

Carnegie Mellon shelters a chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, sponsored
by the three colleges (Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, How can we help?
Mellon College of Science, and the School of Computer Science) that
comprise the University's “arts and sciences” equivalent. The chapter's • Advising: We meet with students to discuss how best to move forward
name is “Upsilon of Pennsylvania,” and was formally installed in April of on their interests and engage in undergraduate research at Carnegie
1995. Mellon
• Workshops: We offer writing workshops each semester to assist
Founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., Phi
students in the proposal writing process
Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest honorary society, with chapters at 276 of
the foremost institutions of higher education across the country. Almost all • Individual Meetings: We meet with students individually to review
members are elected by the chapters from among candidates for degrees in their proposals and make suggestions
liberal arts and sciences, usually from the top 10% of the graduating class

Membership in Phi Beta Kappa key has become a universally recognized
mark of academic achievement in the liberal arts and sciences. The key's National and International Fellowships and
venerable pointing finger proclaims for all to see the wearer's commitment
to Phi Beta Kappa's ancient principles (represented in the three stars) — Scholarships
friendship, morality and learning. The society's name is formed by the first
Location: Cyert Hall A64, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
letters of the phrase Philosophia Biou Kybernetes, Philosophy (wisdom) is
Phone: 412-268-9987
the Guide of Life. In line with the conviction that the test of education lies
Fax: 412-268-6159
not in what people know but in what they are, the objectives of humane
Email: [email protected]
learning encouraged by Phi Beta Kappa include not merely knowledge ( (
but also intellectual honesty and tolerance, a broad range of intellectual
National and
interests and understanding

The Carnegie Mellon chapter is active in sponsoring visiting speakers,
on-campus roundtables that focus on current issues, community service
activities, scholarship opportunities, student research involvement, and the

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Fellowships and
Scholarships at
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has been an important presence on
campus since 1933. Phi Kappa Phi, a national honor society that began in
1897 at the University of Maine, takes its name from the initial letters of
Carnegie Mellon
its adopted motto, Philosophia Krateito Photon, “Let the love of wisdom
rule humanity.” Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and honors persons of good
character who have excelled in scholarship, in all fields of study. Members
are nominated by their department or their school or college and then
invited to join the society

To be eligible, seniors must be in the top ten (10) percent of their class
and juniors in the upper seven and one-half (7.5) percent of their class
at the time of invitation. Graduate students, alumni, faculty and staff are The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholar Development works
also eligible for nomination. The chapter inducts new members once a with current Carnegie Mellon undergraduate and graduate students, as well
year, each spring, and provides information to its members on all sorts of as alumni, in fulfilling their intellectual and professional goals by pursuing
opportunities, including study abroad, internships, and graduate fellowships, nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. We promote awareness
recognition and awards. of external scholarship and fellowship opportunities, advising, writing
support, overall management of the process, and interview preparation

Office of Undergraduate Research and
For information about fellowships and scholarships related to financial aid,
please visit Student Financial Services (
Scholar Development aid/) website

What are fellowships and scholarships?
Undergraduate Research Fellowships and scholarships are competitive, merit-based monetary awards
that support a wide range of purposeful activities. These include research,
Richelle Bernazzoli, Director of Undergraduate Research and Scholar internships, projects, and study abroad

Location: Cyert Hall A64, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Who is eligible?
Phone: 412-268-5702
Fax: 412-268-6159 Eligibility depends on the particular award. More detail is available in the
Email: [email protected] descriptions and links to each award (
At Carnegie Mellon, undergraduates are building mobile
robots, creating documentary films, investigating cultural trends,
University Services 3
• Research Help – Learn about key resources in your subject area,
How do I get started? including the CMU librarian who is a subject specialist for your school or
Read through the award descriptions on our website ( college
fso/) and make a list of which you'd like to pursue. Then make an • Ask a Librarian – Interactive reference service staffed by CMU librarians
appointment ( with a (chat, IM, email, phone, or in-person)
representative. • AND MUCH MORE - Library collections, articles and databases, E-
Journals A-Z, library catalogs
Student Academic Success Center "Library Catalogs" link to online catalogs for the University of Pittsburgh
Library System, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and other local libraries

Location: Posner Hall, 1st and 2nd floors We are partners with Pitt and The Carnegie; you can get library cards and
Phone: 412-268-6823 borrow directly from these nearby libraries
The Student Academic Success Center (SASC) provides both course-aligned
academic support and skill- and competency-development opportunities University Police
for all students, at no cost. This includes tutoring, study groups, academic Aaron V. Lauth, Chief
coaching, communication workshops, language support and more. Programs Location: 300 South Craig Street, Room 199, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
are delivered in individual and group formats to accommodate diverse [email protected]
learning styles and skill levels. (
The Carnegie Mellon University Police Department provides police services
Teacher Certification 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Police officers are
responsible for patrolling all university owned or leased property. In
Carnegie Mellon offers a teacher certification program in the school of music addition to patrol, officers will respond and investigate crimes and other
but does not offer a degree in education or teacher certification program in emergencies that are in progress or have already occurred

other academic areas. Students can take relevant classes through several
departments on campus to develop skills and knowledge that will help The success of the Patrol Unit is largely dependent on the eyes and ears
them to prepare for a career in K-12 education. There are several pathways of the community it serves. Immediate notification facilitates a rapid
to a teaching career and interested students can contact Judith Hallinen, response. All emergencies on campus, including fire and medical, should
Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Outreach, at [email protected] be reported immediately to University Police. If you see suspicious activity
to discuss opportunities and programs that can be pursued. or a crime in progress, call the University Police immediately by calling

Students are responsible for their personal property as well as the property
University Libraries of groups to which they belong. Insurance against loss, theft, or damage to
such property occurring in the residence hall or elsewhere on campus must
Keith Webster, Dean of University Libraries and Director of Emerging and be arranged for by students or their parents through an insurance agent

Integrative Media Initiatives
Location: Hunt Library, 4909 Frew St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 University Police makes available on its website a wide range of information
Phone: 412-268-2444 about the university's security practices. View more information about the ( shuttle and escort service, community outreach, current investigations,
crime prevention and safety education, and other programs and services by
The University Libraries is an essential academic partner, whose services, visiting (

expertise, and collections are at the heart of the work of CMU. The
Libraries strengthen the work of the CMU academic community to ensure Carnegie Mellon University publishes an annual campus security and fire
its transformative impact on our campus and beyond. Offering digital safety report describing the university’s security, alcohol and drug, sexual
resources, research support, enhanced learning spaces – and so much assault and fire safety policies, and containing statistics about the number
more – Hunt, Sorrells, Mellon and CMU-Q libraries enrich the CMU student and type of crimes committed on the campus, and the number and cause
experience and benefit all members of the our community. of fires in campus residence facilities during the preceding three years. You
can obtain a copy by contacting the Carnegie Mellon Police Department at
Build and Expand Digital Resources 412-268-2323. The annual security and fire safety report also is available
online at (
The libraries create digital resources by scanning archival & rare collections; annualreports/)

licensing specialized resources to support campus research; and purchasing
perpetual access to online journals, electronic books and specialized web

Showcase Research Excellence
The library provides digital infrastructure exposing faculty publications
& research to be visible to the world. The Libraries contribute to author
publication charges that enable current faculty research to appear in open
access journals and monographs

Enhance Learning Spaces
Learning in the library requires both individual and group focused learning
environments as well as technology to maximize the learning experience

Technology enhancements range from flat screen displays to tools for using
visualization software

Online Access
From the Libraries’ home page ( (http://, students and eligible campus community members
can access:
• CAMEO library catalog – Use CAMEO to find out where materials are
located in libraries on campus. See whether items are checked out, on
reserve, or available to be borrowed

• My Library Account – Renew books, put books on hold, see a list of what
you have checked out, see fines
• Course Reserves – Find required materials that your professors have
reserved for classes to use

• Engage the CMU support network • Access resources • Know and follow the rules • Oriented towards the future STUDENT outcomes By engaging with the advising at CMU advising, …

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do i contact cmu advising?

If you are new to CMU, visit the New Student Orientation website to learn about your next steps. If you have questions about your advisor, contact us at 989-774-7506 or at [email protected] If you are interested in making CMU your home but have questions about academic programs, please contact us at 989-774-7506.

Who are the faculty advisors for ece at cmu?

Tara MoeDirector of Academic Affairs1117 Hamerschlag [email protected] Dave O'HallaronAssociate Department Head for Students, ProfessorGates Hillman Center [email protected] Faculty Advisors Greg KesdenAssociate Teaching Professor124 INI Building (Henry Street)[email protected]

Does carnegie mellon have academic advisors?

Academic Advisors All ECE students are advised by both faculty and staff academic advisors who can provide support and guide them through their Carnegie Mellon experience. First-year students are advised through the College of Engineering as part of the First-Year Experience, which starts the summer before students arrive on campus.

Who are the professors at cmus engineering schools?

Tamal MukherjeeProfessor332 Roberts Engineering [email protected] Bill NaceTeaching ProfessorD208 Hamerschlag [email protected] Asim SmailagicResearch Professor1217 Hamburg [email protected] Tom SullivanTeaching ProfessorA209 Hamerschlag [email protected] Staff Advisors