Carnegie Mellon University will have a transformative impact on society through continual innovation in education, research, creativity, and entrepreneurship.
To create a transformative educational experience for students focused on deep disciplinary knowledge, problem solving, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills and personal health and well-being.
To cultivate a transformative university community committed to (a) attracting and retaining diverse, world-class talent; (b) creating a collaborative environment open to the free exchange of ideas, where research, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship can flourish; and (c) ensuring individuals can achieve their full potential.
To impact society in a transformative way—regionally, nationally, and globally—by engaging with partners outside the traditional borders of the university campus.
Dedication: reflected in our distinctive work ethic and in our commitment to excellence.
Impact: reflected in our commitment to address critical issues facing society regionally, nationally, and globally.
Collaboration: reflected in our interdisciplinary approach, our focus on internal and external partnerships, and our capacity to create new fields of inquiry.
Creativity: reflected in our openness to new ideas and forms of expression, intellectual curiosity, willingness to take risks, and entrepreneurial spirit.
Empathy and Compassion: reflected in our focus on improving the human condition and on the personal development of the members of our community.
Inclusion: reflected in a culture and climate that seeks, welcomes, and advances talented minds from diverse backgrounds.
Integrity: reflected in our adherence to the highest ethical standards in personal and professional behavior, and in our commitment to transparency and accountability in governance and everything we do
Sustainability: reflected in our shared commitment to lead by example in preserving and protecting our natural resources, and in our approach to responsible financial planning.