CSE-Sponsored Diversity Programs

STEM Diversity House Living Learning Community


Are you a Black, Indigenous, or Student of Color interested in STEM fields? The STEM Diversity House is a tight-knit environment in which indigenous students and students of color interested in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics can learn from peers, faculty, and professionals who have similar academic and career interests.

  • This community is open to first-year residents, second-year residents, and residents transferring from other institutions who are pursuing a degree in STEM.
  • You will have support in finding your place on campus and exploring your career, academic, and personal interests. The live-in peer Community Advisor (CA) works with staff and faculty in STEM fields to arrange activities like community dinners, study groups & tutoring and off-campus social events. These are great opportunities you won’t want to miss out on!
  • You and your peers can work with the North Star STEM Alliance, a program of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) dedicated to supporting you with financial support, research opportunities, service and outreach activities, study abroad, and internships. Some events will be in conjunction with CSE's President's Emerging Scholars (PES) program.
  • For more information on opportunities and programs for current or future STEM Diversity House residents, contact the LLC sponsor.

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Living Learning Community


Gain support from other female CSE students by living in the WISE LLC! The WISE House, sponsored by Medtronic, is a community of motivated women in the College of Science and Engineering.

The WISE House, located in Pioneer Hall, is open to first-year students.

We provide:

  • Support network who will learn and grow with you
  • WISE-Medtronic Mentor Program for one-to-one mentorship with professional engineers at Medtronic throughout the academic year
  • Professional staff and live-in peer Community Advisors (CAs)
  • Events offered by the CSE WISE Initiative, including dinners with faculty, study groups, book discussions, and interactive lectures
  • Help in calculus, physics, and chemistry at the Taylor Tutoring Center, sponsored by CSE



The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Initiative exists to promote diversity and strengthen community across gender identities by providing additional opportunities for professional and personal development.

WISE sponsors:

  • Guest speakers, panel discussions, and workshops on topics such as leadership, research opportunities, mental health and wellness, financial planning, and building a personal brand
  • Informal study groups
  • International immersion experiences
  • Networking opportunities—for students to connect with each other as well as faculty, graduate students, and professionals.
  • Undergraduate-Graduate Mentor Program
  • Book discussions
  • K-12 outreach and volunteer opportunities

WISE Contact:
Sam Franco (she/her/hers)
Assistant Director of WISE
Collegiate Life Office, (Temporarily located in 10 Church St. SE, Suite 300. Use south door.)