Critical Race Training in Education

Carnegie Mellon University


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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
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School Information
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a private research university based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The university has seven colleges and independent schools, all of which offer interdisciplinary programs: the College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mellon College of Science, Tepper School of Business, Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, and the School of Computer Science. CMU has over 14,500 students and 1,300 faculty. (Source:
General Information
Carnegie Mellon University has taken multiple steps to require students to study elements of Critical Race Theory. Mandatory intersectional orientation training was implemented for incoming students. Additionally, the university has implemented an "anti-racism, anti-sexism, and racial bias" cultural competency requirement for graduation. Furthermore, a required course for students, which has been launched, will look into power and privilege. See developments below:

Critical Race Training Activity

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    Mandatory Intersectional Orientation Training for Incoming students.

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    Anti-racism, Anti-sexism, Racial bias cultural competency requirements for graduation.

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    Cultural Competency required course will look at “Power” and “Privilege.”

  • Resources

    CMU's School of Architecture will host its first "Anti-Racist School of Architecture Virtual Symposium" which will focus on the "intersection of architecture, race, and education".

  • Symbolic Actions

    CMU has named its inaugural Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Last updated February 13th, 2021