The Mechanical Engineering Department fully supports the University of Minnesota mission statement, which states that “all people are enriched by understanding.” We acknowledge the department’s shared responsibility in creating an equitable and diverse environment for current and future generations so that all individuals are welcome and included in the department as staff, faculty, and students. We also acknowledge that the department has work to do to enact long-term, positive change.
The ME Ambassadors Program seeks to close the gender and racial gaps in engineering by engaging in diversity- and equity-focused K-12 outreach in our community. This innovative program connects K-12 students with mechanical engineering undergraduates to ensure the next generation of mechanical engineers represents all backgrounds.
Office of Admissions — Diversity on Campus
Office for Equity and Diversity
Disability Resource Center
International Student and Scholar Services
UMN Bias Response and Referral Network
Explore Minnesota's diverse communities
The Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Student Counseling Services
Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence
If you have questions about how to get involved in ME's DEI initiatives, please contact:
Outreach & DEI Coordinator