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Office of Diversity and Outreach Initiatives

Diversity and Outreach

Office of Diversity and Outreach Initiatives (DOI)

Our mission is to facilitate the outreach, recruitment, retention, and overall success of all members of our community, especially those from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in engineering (African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, or other Hispanic, and women). We provide professional development programming surrounding inclusion, equity, and diversity for all of our undergraduate, graduate, staff, and faculty. We are home to the:

  • Inclusivity Center: provides a physical space where everyone is welcome as well as a venue for our events and activities.
  • Women in Engineering Program: focuses on all activities that support and recruit women as they become leaders in the engineering profession and role models for future students.
  • Multi-cultural Engineering Scholars: fosters a support network between students, faculty, and staff to ensure academic success by providing structured progress checks, professional development trainings, counseling, academic enrichment, mentoring and information about graduate study for the Multicultural Engineering Program Undergraduate Scholarship recipients.
  • K-12 Outreach: as part of the Office of Diversity and Outreach Initiatives, we focus on providing STEM opportunities to students who may not otherwise be exposed to hands-on STEM activities.

We provide support for student chapters of several engineering professional organizations including:

Our office is advised by three councils:

  • Undergraduate Student Advisory Council
  • Graduate Student Advisory Council
  • Faculty and Staff Advisory Council
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