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The School of Engineering & Applied Science at WUSTL is committed to an open, inclusive environment for all members of our community. The students, faculty, staff and administration believe in creating and maintaining a culture that embraces and appreciates the strength and value of differences in gender, race, ethnicity, geography, socioeconomic status, age, politics, philosophy, disability and sexual orientation. We seek to attract and invest in students, faculty, staff and administrators who have the talent and desire to make a difference, with special attention given to advancing the representation of traditionally underrepresented groups.


  • Emphasize diversity when recruiting faculty, staff and students
  • Recruit underrepresented high school students to "Explore Engineering" - a summer program at WUSTL designed to excite high school students about STEM fields through hands-on engineering design projects and interaction with engineering faculty, students and alumni.
  • Develop agreements with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) through the Dual Degree program
  • Invite visiting scholars from underrepresented groups
  • Support student organizations' diversity initiatives

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Diversity Contacts

Diversity Goals

  • Create and maintain a culture that integrates and advances diversity throughout all levels of the school - from people, initiatives and ideas to policies, curriculum and beyond.
  • Become a national higher education leader in embracing and supporting a diverse, open and inclusive environment.
  • Ensure that all members of our community are able to achieve their full professional and academic potential.
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