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Real Talk educations programming series are designed to encourage Mavericks to engage in hard conversations that open the mind and heart. In conjunction with President Marshall’s vision for a Human Scale university, Real Talk allows Mavericks to sit down with one another to learn and discuss hard topics. The goal of the Real Talk committees are to build a better sense of belonging for all Mavericks on campus.

Real Talk Series Branches

Real Talk: Sexuality and Gender

This series focuses on developing programming about knowing our bodies and minds and exploring sexuality as it relates to an individual, a community and our culture.

Real Talk: Mental Health

This series focuses on developing programming to discuss the realities of mental health and how we can better support each other to build a healthier community.

Real Talk: Belonging

This series creates a compassionate culture centered around the basic human need of belonging. We strive to ensure that the CMU campus is an environment free from discrimination, where everyone feels valued.