Mission

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion holds at its core the commitment to celebrating and increasing the representation of underrepresented minorities in the student body, faculty, and staff of Penn Engineering. Through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Penn Engineering continues its long history of leadership in the identification, recruitment, and retention of underrepresented minority students and faculty. 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 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 and Inclusion:

  • Maintain a culture of high expectations;
  • Implement strategies and programs that address students’ academic and emotional needs;
  • Create pipelines to recruit talented students and faculty; and
  • Develop exciting synergistic partnerships.