Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The School of Engineering is committed to developing a world-class engineering program that embraces, highlights, and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that diversity and inclusiveness are vital in developing enriching learning experiences and educating engineers, technical communicators, and industrial management professionals to address the world’s most pressing challenges. We value opportunities to incorporate a wide range of voices and perspectives, both intellectual and social, to fuel innovation and creativity.
“…engineering must actively engage and help promote the pursuit of engineering education and engineering careers with those individuals who have been historically under-represented within engineering.”
-American Society of Engineering Education
Data published by the National Science Foundation (NSF) indicates that certain minorities in the U.S. are severely underrepresented in STEM. The School of Engineering is keenly aware of this disparity and is dedicated to creating an environment where these groups do not feel marginalized and alienated. To promote diversity, inclusion, and fair treatment of all members of society, as well as support the growth of underrepresented minorities in the field of engineering, we welcome all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability.
Our faculty and staff support the University’s overarching mission on diversity, equity, and inclusion to cultivate a holistic learning environment dedicated to diversity and inclusion in an ever-evolving global society. Learn more about the School of Engineering’s faculty and staff.
For more information on the Mercer University’s mission, vision, and activities supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion campus-wide, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.