Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Classroom

It is essential that diversity and inclusion be woven through all through what we do inside and outside the classroom.  We believe that this starts the opening day when you are talking to students about expectations in the classroom through the syllabus.  Below is a statement that could be added to the syllabus.  Talking about diversity on day 1 lead by the professor sends a strong statement to students about the importance of inclusivity inside and outside the classroom. 

The College of Engineering values diversity and inclusiveness as top priorities for our college community. We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for our students, faculty and staff.

DEI Working Group

"The Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering supports efforts in diversity of inclusion related to all aspects of what we do.  We feel that diversity in our department strengthens all of us and are working to increase inclusion leading to greater diversity and great opportunities for all.”

- Jamie Hestekin, Chair, DEI Working Group


DEI Working Group Members

Working Group Members

Please contact the DEI Working Group with any questions, comments or concerns. 

Educational Resources

Creating an inclusive campus enviroment where everyone feels valued and accepted begins with you. The Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering encourges you to become an ally and educate yourself using the resources below.