Underrepresented Minority Affinity Group/GEM

The Underrepresented Minority (URM) Affinity Group was established to create a community for URM and other students interested in engaging with each other and with faculty and staff. The URM Affinity Group is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of gender, race, or national origin, in the College of Engineering.
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The group holds an annual welcome gathering, as well as additional events throughout the year. To get details on our events, visit the College of Engineering event calendar

Student organizations

In addition, the college supports several related organizations: 

ASEE Diversity Recognition

The College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon has been recognized by the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program as being among the nation’s leaders in inclusive excellence by being named among the Spring 2019 Bronze Award Inaugural Awardees. This designation is valid for three years, from 2019 - 2021.


GEM is a network of leading corporations, government laboratories, top universities, and top research institutions that enables qualified students from underrepresented communities to pursue graduate (master’s and doctoral) education in applied science and engineering. GEM offers paid fellowships, internships, graduate degrees, and career planning events.

Learn more about GEM.