The College of Science and Engineering is committed to sustaining a culture of excellence built around diversity, inclusivity, and work toward equity in opportunity and outcomes.

We want the culture in our school to be one in which all students, faculty, staff, and supporters are welcomed, respected, and valued. We believe that diversity strengthens the educational environment we can provide for our students. We do not limit diversity to the categories of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual preference, but also include socio-economic status, geographic origin, political philosophy, religion, immigration status, and physical abilities. We are training our students to be leaders in society. To be successful, they must understand and appreciate the values, potential, and perspectives of people of all walks of life.

Confronting issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion is particularly important in the STEM fields, where white males have traditionally been overrepresented. While we are proud of the progress we have made, the College of Science and Engineering recognizes that there is further work to be done. Together, we must work to become a college in which the diversity of faculty and students reflects the full, rich diversity of our community.

Help Make Our Community More Gender Inclusive

  • Include your preferred pronouns on your Zoom name, email, syllabus, and anywhere else your name is visible for students. For example: Joe Smith (he/him) or John Doe (they/them).
  • Introduce yourself with your pronouns and encourage others to share pronouns when introducing themselves to their peers. Do not force others to share their pronouns.
  • If you do not know someone's pronouns, default to gender neutral language, such as referring to them by their name or using they/them pronouns. Never assume any person's gender identity or pronouns.
  • Practice pronouns you are not used to using! If you are not adept at using they/them pronouns to address people, practice referring to the student with their correct pronouns on your own time.
  • When you make a mistake, apologize and correct yourself. Be receptive any time someone corrects you.

Diversity in the CSE: 2020-21 Class

18%
Underrepresented Minorities

vs. 22% nationwide (National Science Foundation, 2019 Report)

9%
First Generation in College
44%
Women

vs. 23% nationwide (National Science Foundation, 2019 Report)

Diversity Resources in Science and Engineering