The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion holds at its core the commitment to celebrating and strengthening the representation of underrepresented minorities in the student body, faculty, and staff of Penn Engineering. Through the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Penn Engineering continues its long history of leadership in supporting students and faculty from underrepresented communities and their allies. We enable students to optimize their talents, capitalize on their cultural perspectives, realize their intellectual potential and fulfill their career aspirations.
As part of this mission, students are central to the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s functions. A variety of programs and services are offered to assist both undergraduate and graduate students along their journey. Furthermore, we offer a space for students to serve as peer counselors, mentors, role models and leaders in student-run organizations.
Goals of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
- Maintain a culture of high expectations;
- Implement strategies and programs that address students’ academic and emotional needs;
- Create pipelines to nurture and retain talented students and faculty; and
- Develop exciting synergistic partnerships.