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In Support of Diversity

Diversity is a fundamental value of the MS&E department. We value the academic, social, and broader community benefits that come from engaging with different viewpoints. We want our community to include and be supportive of perspectives from backgrounds that vary by race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, gender, age, ability, sexual orientation, veteran status, and national origin.

MS&E is committed to fostering this diversity and recognizes its responsibility in creating welcoming and inclusive spaces for all of its students. We recognize and acknowledge the history of racial discrimination in our country. We extend our deepest support to all those of historically under-represented backgrounds, including, but not limited to Black, Latinx, Native American, first generation/low-income, immigrants, AAPI, disabled, LGBTQIA+, and especially those of intersectional identities.

Our support stands firmly with the Black Lives Matter movement, and we are actively working to eliminate institutional discrimination, systemic biases, and inequities within our department. Please know that MS&E is here to support you in any way we can. You can use the resources in this page to contact MS&E’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee and/or report a concern to the university.

The MS&E Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is charged with auditing and reporting on department practices, increasing diversity in our MS&E community, and communicating and coordinating with campus groups on issues broadly related to diversity and inclusion. For more information about the committee's work, feel free to reach out to the department or one of our MS&E committee members.

You may leave (anonymous) comments or suggestions for the committee here. To ensure you receive announcements about the committee's work—especially for those not in MS&E—we invite you to join our mailing list

resources and links

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Resources

  • Video readings
  • Campus groups
  • Reports (coming soon)

Committee Members