Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Creativity and innovation are fostered in environments where diversity, equity, and inclusion exist. Incorporation of these values into our interactions, teaching and research programs is essential to ensure that the knowledge created and the students we graduate are connected to our global society.

Melissa Burt
Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Melissa Burt was appointed Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in Fall 2018. The Office of the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion works with faculty, staff and students to ensure that all feel welcome in the college and to create strategy and programs that incorporate the university’s Principles of Community into teaching, research and outreach.  She has an active role in university-wide initiatives centered on diversity, equity and inclusion to share ideas and exchange best practices for the benefit of the college and all of CSU.

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


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

Engineering Faculty and Staff Resources

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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