Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

Civil and environmental engineers in the United States serve an increasingly diverse domestic population. At the same time, the interlinked global environment requires greater cultural competency within a profession that attends to the basic needs of all humans. Our department seeks to draw on the diverse talents and perspectives of our faculty, staff, and students to build a workforce that can address current and future needs of our profession and that reflects the diversity of the populations that we serve. Further, we seek to explore the role of the engineer in building more inclusive and just societies.


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The DEIJ Committee

Recognizing the power of both higher education and civil and environmental engineering in shaping individuals and society, the DEIJ Committee has been formed to identify ways that the faculty, staff, and students of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering can work to increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in our department, our university, our communities, and our society. The committee will work to identify ways to create a supportive environment within the department for faculty, staff, and students of diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, and gender identities, sexual orientations, age, and physical abilities. Further, the committee will work to promote a more equal, inclusive, and just society through efforts to develop a more diverse workforce, reduce bias, and to recognize the historic role and future responsibility of civil and environmental engineering in issues of societal equality and social justice.