Diversity & Inclusion

ISyE Diversity Inclusion

The Industrial and Systems Engineering department is committed to building and maintaining a supportive and welcoming community where everyone can thrive and excel, regardless of race, nationality, religion, disability status, gender/sexual identity, or socio-economic status. We strive to create a cooperative and caring climate where people can share their unique perspectives, ideas, values and experiences.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are shared responsibilities of students, faculty, and staff. Our ongoing commitment to recruiting, retaining, and supporting diverse students, faculty, and staff enriches and strengthens our learning, teaching, research, and communities.

ISyE DEI Committee

The ISyE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is a group of students, faculty and staff guiding and supporting initiatives to foster an equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our department. The Committee also engages with other departments, CSE and the University to share information regarding best practices and outcomes. We welcome your questions, comments and suggestions.

CSE Diversity & Inclusivity Alliance

The CSE Diversity & Inclusivity Alliance is comprised of students, faculty, postdoctoral researchers, staff, and alumni from throughout the college. The goal of this Alliance is to improve the college's climate through advancement and practice of diversity, equity and inclusion. The Alliance brings members of the CSE community together to identify critical DEI issues, develop action plans, promote relevant events and trainings, implement effective DEI practices, and support DEI efforts at the department level.

ISyE Community Scholarship

The ISyE Community Scholarship recognizes students whose actions help create a more diverse and inclusive environment in the department and pave the way for broader representation in Industrial Engineering and, more generally, in STEM-related fields. Visit our Awards and Scholarships page to read through the application requirements.


Browse the following links to discover on-campus organizations, support services, living learning communities, and awards and scholarships that are continuing the mission of diversity, equity, and inclusivity at the University of Minnesota.

If you are a student looking for support resources, you can receive a confidential referral from one of ISyE's student services professionals.

Katie Sharpe

Katherine Sharpe

for Undergraduate Students

Alyssa Benson

Alyssa Benson

for Graduate Students