Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity in engineering is crucial for success, bringing new ideas and life experiences to the field. Encouraging and supporting a diverse community is important to UW CEE and benefits all students, faculty and staff. A number of programs, resources and organizations are available on campus to further diversity efforts and help all students achieve academic and career goals.

Recent activities

CEE Community Listening Session (6/17/20)

CEE Diversity Action Plans

To provide detailed information regarding the state of diversity in Civil & Environmental Engineering, diversity action plans were developed in 2014:

Opportunity for members of UW community to provide anonymous feedback to the chair

CEE's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Anonymous Feedback Form Provide thoughts on diversity, inclusion, equity and climate within CEE

Resources and support

Scholarship, academic and recruitment programs

Minority Scholars Engineering Program Open to all students, the Minority Scholars Engineering Program is committed to increasing the number of underrepresented students in engineering and computer science.

Graduate Opportunity and Minority Achievement Program GO-MAP is committed to serving the needs of underrepresented graduate students of color, to enhance equity and graduate student success.

Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships Student Academic Services awards scholarships for minorities throughout the year, including the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering and HP Scholar Programs.

Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Washington Provides enriching opportunities in mathematics, engineering and science for underrepresented students in grades K-12.

Campus engineering & science organizations

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Dedicated to empowering Hispanics to become STEM professionals through internship, networking, mentoring, and diversity awareness opportunities.

Women in Science and Engineering The WiSE program recruits and supports women of all ethnic backgrounds in science and engineering, to create a more diverse academic and social climate at UW.

National Society of Black Engineers To increase the number of black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community, NSBE sponsors a career fair and other events.

American Indian Science & Engineering Society Educational programs provide opportunities for American Indians and Native Alaskans to pursue studies in science, engineering, business and other academic arenas.

Society of Women Engineers SWE offers scholarships, competitions, job and internship resources, and recognition of outstanding achievements through awards.

Society of Advancing Chicanos and Native Americans in Sciences A national organization, SACNAS promotes diversity in the sciences. Founded by Chicano and Native American scientists, all races are welcome to join in promoting diversity in science.

College of Engineering Diversity & Student Programs Programs provide financial, social, academic and cultural support to engineering students.

Campus support services

UW Veterans Center Connect with other veterans and find university resources specifically designed for veterans.

Student Parent Resource Center If you have children age 12 or younger who need child care during the academic year, you may be eligible for assistance through the University's Student Parent Resource Center.

Women's Center Offers free services to women who are considering returning to school after a significant time away or who need additional support and advice in making the transition to college.

Disability Services Office Committed to providing reasonable academic accommodations to qualified students with disabilities at the UW.

Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking & Technology DO-IT is a support organization that serves to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities through the use of computer and networking technologies.

Office of Minority Affairs Programs and services that promote multiculturalism, student access, and academic achievement.

Diversity at the UW In support of diversity across UW’s three campuses, the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity offers a number of resources.