Engineering is for everyone
The more diverse a team is, the wider its range of viewpoints and skills. At Berkeley Engineering, we believe that greater collective intelligence leads to better solutions that benefit society, but only if every team member contributes. Our priority is to cultivate a more inclusive culture that values and leverages diversity to fully unlock our individual and collective potential. We believe that working effectively with people from different backgrounds and disciplines is just as important as technical ability for engineering leaders to successfully tackle evolving and complex challenges facing our global society.
Follow the links on this webpage to learn more about the college’s programs and initiatives, and to find helpful resources, for supporting a diversity of students and for advancing equity and inclusion in order to ensure that engineering benefits everyone.
Read some of our many voices.
We’re proud to be part of the inaugural class of engineering colleges to be recognized by the American Society for Engineering Education’s Diversity Recognition Program. Our contributions have been recognized as “exemplar” with a bronze medal, currently the highest level of recognition.
Responding to racism
Recent acts of violence and discrimination in this country have demonstrated the systemic racism that still exists in our society. You can read more here about the ways our campus has responded:
- Standing together: A message from Chancellor Christ
- Policy statement (PDF) from the American Society for Engineering Education
Additional resources and actions to take now (compiled by Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost)
Let us know your thoughts about Berkeley Engineering’s climate and culture — and how to improve it — through this feedback form.