Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

It is our social responsibility as scientists and engineers to have an inclusive and equitable environment reflecting societal demographics and perspectives. Creativity and innovation are fostered in environments where diversity, equity, and inclusion exist. As a college and institution, we aim to incorporate these values into our interactions with one another, our teaching, research and outreach programs.

Melissa Burt
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Welcome to the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion pages. We intend these pages to serve as a resource for faculty, staff and students to continue to collaborate, learn and invest in diversity programs and activities. As engineers and scientists, we only succeed if all people and ideas are valued, particularly given the complexity of the global challenges that we face. 

Since Dean David McLean created my position in 2018, we have developed a baseline to measure our success, identified areas for improvement, and created training opportunities and programs that we will continue to grow. See our progress to date and contact me if you’d like to help the college achieve its goals. We look forward to continuing our journey with you.

Source News: Five questions with Melissa Burt

We embrace Colorado State University’s Principles of Community of Inclusion, Integrity, Respect, Service, and Social Justice as our core values.





Social Justice


The ENgage series features seminars and workshops to enhance the visibility of diverse scholars, scientists, engineers, and educators working on equity and inclusion.  

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to advance their knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion and to learn actions they can take to co-create an inclusive and equitable college community.



Colorado State University Pronoun Statement

Colorado State University is committed to creating a culture and climate that respects and honors people of all identities.

Like our names, pronouns (i.e., zir, they, per, she, he) reflect how we want to be respected in our identities. This is especially important for those who are Transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming.

Interested in Learning More?

Visit CSU's Pronouns site for recommendations and resources.

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Engineering Student Resources

Claudia Hernandez
Outreach and Equity Coordinator 


Claudia works with current students, student organizations, summer program initiatives, and outreach

Source News: Five questions with Claudia Hernandez

United in STEMM is an initiative to institutionalize support, learn of students’ needs, and address gaps as we know them for undergraduate students of color, regardless of their gender expression or sexual orientation, in STEMM disciplines currently enrolled at CSU.

Engineering Faculty and Staff Resources

New for faculty and staff: EngrNet

The new EngrNet college intranet has resources for faculty and staff, including recorded ENgage events and community discussion boards for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Log in with your CSU eID, on campus or through the VPN.

CSU Office of the Vice President for Diversity

Office of the Vice President for Diversity racial justice-focused sessions

In order to directly address antiracism at Colorado State University, the Office of the Vice President for Diversity announces a series of racial justice-focused sessions.

Office of the Vice President for Diversity community discussions

Join Dr. Cori Wong for a series of community discussions on a variety of topics surrounding equity, anti-racism work, and diversity at CSU. Topics and descriptions available at the link.

Professional Development

Previous trainings

  • “Strategies for Responding to Sexual Harassment and Improving Workplace Climate,” 2020
  • Professional Development Workshop Series “Increasing Inclusivity in the WSCOE Classroom for Faculty/Staff” in Collaboration with the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, 2019

University Diversity Resources

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Faith, Belief and Religious Observances

This calendar was created to highlight the wide diversity of holiday, belief and faith traditions being celebrated by CSU students, faculty and staff and in our community.

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