Carnegie Mellon Athletics Discover what being a Tartan is all about

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From a picturesque stadium that hosts football games and track and field meets, to a natatorium with natural lighting and the only dedicated soccer facility in the University Athletic Association with the construction of a new performance gym for basketball and volleyball, Carnegie Mellon Athletics boasts some of the premier sports arenas in Division III.

Under Construction - New Health, Wellness and Athletics Center

Includes Performance Gym for volleyball and basketball with multipurpose areas for indoor training for all sports.

Student-Athlete Groups

ADPI Student-Athlete Group

With a student-athlete population of almost 30% Tartans identifying as ADPI, we bring diversity and change to athletics. Carnegie Mellon is a prestigious university where we value individual well-being and community support, and it’s important for all of our student-athletes to feel welcomed and supported by the environment that we create. To provide a safe space for Asians, Desis, and Pacific Islanders, we can come together to support each other’s cultures, improve the issues we face in competition, and celebrate who we are. 2

Black and Latinx Athlete Coalition

A cohesive, centralized affinity group and network of support, camaraderie and mentorship amongst Black and Latinx student-athletes and alumni.


The Plaidvocates are a peer health and wellness advocacy program for student-athletes that supports the well-being of CMU’s varsity athletics community.

Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC)

We work to promote the student-athlete voice and engage in community outreach.

Unique Programming

SMART Program

The Sports Medicine Assessment of Risk Tendencies (SMART) Protocol is a proactive, cutting-edge approach to providing varsity student-athletes with services they need to remain healthy and educated about their well-being.

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Tartan Leaders of Tomorrow

A program in which Carnegie Mellon Student-Athletes evolve as leaders through engaging speakers, thoughtful discussion, campus outreach, engagement and proactive mentorship.

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As a college student who is constantly developing and learning new things, I think it's important to always gain new perspectives, talk to as many people as possible and be cognizant of what is going on in the world. I think the mentoring program really fills this need for highly motivated college student-athletes as they are trying to figure out what they want to do post-graduation. - Aadi Mhatre, MXC 2019, Engineering
Studying abroad really changed my perspective. Being a part of a new culture and meeting new people was amazing and seeing places I would never get to visit normally was so worthwhile. - Sam Glowasky, WBB 2024, Engineering
Participating in the Washington Semester Program as a student-athete was one of the best decisions I could have made. It pushed me to have self-accountability with training to be best prepared for the coming season while also giving me the flexibility to connect with peers outside of my athletic circle. WSP gave me the chance to become a more well-rounded person, form new connections, and find my identity beyond the softball field. - Audrey Pederson, Softball 2022, International Relations

Academic Success

Career and Professional Development Connections

The department of athletics partners with the Career and Professional Development Center for special events that are centered around student-athletes connecting with employers.


Home to 6 different colleges and universities in a 7-square mile radius from campus

Ranked #9 in Livability.com 2022 ranking of Top 100 Best Places to Live

Ranked #10 in Niche.com ranking of 2022 Best cities for young professionals in America

City dedicated to green space with 1,700 aces of city parks and more trees per square mile than any other U.S. city

90 different unique and vibrant neighborhoods owning distinctive culinary & cultural traditions

Pittsburgh is emerging as a tech and culture hub that The Washington Post praises for its "world-class art museums and colorful neighborhoods."

2022-23 Success

The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics finished 14th in the 2022-23 Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). Carnegie Mellon totaled 777.00 points to record its highest finish in the 28-year history of the Learfield Directors’ Cup, topping 2022's finish of 15th.

"The Directors' Cup standings reflect broad-based success, and our teams are performing at the highest level that they ever have," said Director of Athletics Josh Centor. "We are excited about our trajectory and focused on continuing our improvement at the national level year over year. With the opening of the Highmark Center just around the corner, it is an incredible time to be a Tartan.”
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