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The Carnegie Mellon University Humanist League is dedicated to building a community of humanists, who strive to improve the human condition through reason and compassion.

About Us

Our Mission

The mission of Humanist League is to build an inclusive, values-based community dedicated to breaking down the ideological barriers to widespread human flourishing. To this end, we celebrate freedom of inquiry in the domains of ethics, politics and theology, and promote constructive dialogue and mutual understanding on subjects that traditionally divide humanity.

Our Objectives:

  • Build a close community committed to core humanist values.
  • Provide a vital social space where members can safely engage in the collaborative testing of ethical, existential, theological and political hypotheses.
  • Engage the adherents of other outlooks in open, honest dialogue aimed at mutual understanding.
  • Promote humanism as a promising value foundation for harmonious co-existence, collaborative problem solving and a brighter future.

View our full constitution here

Ways to get involved

The Executive Board

Isaac Grosof bio photo Isaac GrosofPresident, Social Chair Hi, I'm Isaac! I'm a fourth year PhD student in Computer Science, studying queueing theory. In my free time, I like to read, program and walk around Pittsburgh. Philosophically, I believe in the quest for improvement, in my personal life, in humanity's knowledge and in the state of the world in general.
Andy Norman bio photo Andy NormanFaculty Advisor Andy Norman directs the Humanism Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University. He searches in vain for wisdom, but knows enough to enjoy a good sneeze. He finds perplexing questions endlessly entertaining. Frisbees and good conversations cause him to lose track of time. He’s done research on the evolutionary origins of human reasoning and the norms that make dialogue fruitful. His work has appeared in Free Inquiry, The Humanist, and dozens of refereed journals. He’s working on a book about how ideologies short-circuit thinking and corrupt moral understanding.
Daniel De Angulo bio photo Daniel De AnguloMedia Manager Howdy, I'm Daniel, a senior in Computer Science with a minor in Physics. Always liked thinking, never got very good at it though.

Previous Executive Boards

  • 2019 – 2020:
    • Isaac Grosof ― President
    • Alex Fogelson ― Vice President
    • Ilona Altman ― Events Coordinator
    • William Chen ― Treasurer
    • Isaac Grosof ― Social Chair
    • Daniel De Angulo ― Media Manager
    • Prof. Andy Norman ― Faculty Advisor
  • 2018 – 2019:
    • Alex Jackson ― President
    • Chanel Menocal ― Vice President
    • Alexander Litzenberger ― Events Coordinator
    • Yunzhe Nie ― Treasurer
    • Isaac Grosof ― Social Chair
    • Jeremy Huang ― Media Manager
    • Prof. Andy Norman ― Faculty Advisor
  • 2017 – 2018:
    • Clara Nelson ― President
    • Alex Jackson ― Vice President
    • Jeremy Huang ― Events Coordinator
    • Chanel Menocal ― Treasurer
    • Eduardo Solomon ― Social Chair
    • Aiko Kyle ― Media Manager
    • Prof. Andy Norman ― Faculty Advisor
  • 2016 – 2017:
    • Aiko Kyle ― President
    • Clara Nelson ― Vice President
    • Katie Beittenmiller ― Events Coordinator
    • Peter Boyland ― Treasurer
    • Jeremy Huang ― Social Chair
    • Prof. Andy Norman ― Faculty Advisor
  • 2015 – 2016:
    • Katie Beittenmiller ― President
    • Winston Yin ― Vice-President
    • Aiko Kyle ― Events Coordinator
    • Ezra Yuan ― Treasurer Fall 2015
    • Alex Jackson ― Treasurer Spring 2016
    • Clara Nelson ― Social Chair
    • Prof. Andy Norman ― Faculty Advisor
  • 2014 – 2015:
    • Winston Yin ― President
    • David Koopman ― Fall 2014 Treasurer
    • Ezra Yuan ― Spring 2015 Treasurer
    • Katie Beittenmiller ― Social Chair
    • Prof. Andy Norman ― Faculty Advisor
  • 2013 – 2014:
    • Jie Guan ― President
    • Luke Masa ― Treasurer
    • Winston Yin ― Social Chair
    • Prof. Andy Norman ― Faculty Advisor
  • 2012 – 2013:
    • James A. Laslavic ― President
    • Winston Yin ― Treasurer
    • Jie Guan ― Social Chair
    • Prof. Andy Norman ― Faculty Advisor