Equity and Inclusion are core values of importance in the College of Engineering, which has staffed and supported a centrally located office since 1973 with the mission of increasing enrollment, retention, and graduation among underrepresented or otherwise potentially marginalized students.
Our goal is to encourage and support students to not only succeed academically, but to thrive and grow as individuals. This includes engaging engineering students at all levels through:
- Academic, professional and personal support programs, including professional student organizations
- Collaborations with faculty and staff across the University, industry, alumni, and local communities
- Collaborations with national organizations working to improve the climate and opportunities for underrepresented students
The UMass Amherst College of Engineering Office of Equity and Inclusion Programs is centrally managed from our Undergraduate Community, Equity and Inclusion Hub (CEI Hub), a marquee ~1,400 ft2 newly renovated space which opened in Fall 2018. The CEI Hub incorporates the offices of the Assistant Dean for Equity and Inclusion and the Assistant Director of Equity and Inclusion. It serves as the central organizational space for eight interdepartmental UMass engineering student organizations.
While our focus is on populations under-represented in engineering, the facilities, services, and programs of the Engineering Office of Equity and Inclusion are open to all engineering students, staff and faculty.