Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The University of Kansas School of Engineering is committed to serving our state, nation, and the world by increasing the number of diverse engineers, including women and underrepresented minorities, that can address and create solutions for the complex, multicultural, multidisciplinary challenges that exist in today’s global society. The Diversity and Women’s Programs department is home to the IHAWKe and KUEST programs. IHAWKe (Indigenous, Hispanic, African American, Women, KU engineering) is an academic support program for college students that is designed to help students connect with others, change the world, and conquer their classes. The KUEST (KU Engineering, Science, and Technology) program is geared toward engaging underrepresented minority and female middle and high school level students with engineering, including students from low-income and first generation families.
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Diversity Pledge
KU Engineering stands alongside leading national engineering schools that have signed the ASEE’s Diversity Pledge, affirming this need and our commitment to a “notable increase in diversity in enrollments, retention and graduation rates of engineering students, and increased diversity in our faculty and in the engineering workforce” over the next decade. We have already taken actions and made strides to fulfill this promise by increasing women engineering faculty and women engineering students. We have also submitted a Diversity Plan for ASEE's Deans Diversity Initiative to articulate our vision of diversity and inclusiveness moving forward.
If you have any questions about IHAWKe, KUEST, or Diversity & Women's Programs in general, please contact us at email@example.com
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