**ALL STUDENTS FROM ANY BACKGROUND ARE WELCOMED**
Our mission is to be supportive and inclusive for all Chinese students, from undergraduates to doctoral students and visiting scholars at Carnegie Mellon University. We hope to bring everyone together by holding external and internal events that create opportunities for Chinese students and scholars to meet each other and establish mutual-beneficial relationships. Our organization aims to provide a second home for international students from China and familiarize Chinese students with CMU as well as the Pittsburgh community. For new students, we help them to adapt to the new social and academic environment via a series of orientation events. For old students, we assist them to keep connected to the community and find new encounters by organizing a variety of social and cultural events. In general, by participating in our activities that facilitate cultural adaptation and help bridge the cultural gap, Chinese students will blend into the community better. In addition, members of CSSA will improve their communication skills, build up problem-solving abilities, obtain supportive peer groups, and make lifelong friends through involvement in event design, planning, and implementation.