Founded at CMU over a quarter of a century ago. It was first named the Black Student Organization, but members wanted a unique name that reflected the many different people who belonged to it. Thus, the name SPIRIT was formed.


To promote a sense of fellowship within the Carnegie Mellon community byacting as a liaison between its members and the university via the presentation of cultural programs and the championing of black awareness.


SPIRIT aims to (a) provide activities so that SPIRIT members are integrated into the campus community, (b) act as a liaison between black students and the University, (c) Present cultural programs that are of interest to the University community (d) provide support for black students at the University. The doors of the SPIRIT House are always open for anyone interested in visting.