The University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) College of Engineering (COE) is committed to increasing diversity and inclusion amongst our faculty, staff and student body. Our goal is to increase the percentage of faculty and students from underrepresented groups in science and engineering, with the long-term goal of reaching the same percentages found in the greater community.
Having more diverse faculty and staff strengthens our ability to educate and develop the future workforce of Nebraska, by providing role models for diverse students and a place at the table for diverse opinions to be considered as we move the College forward. Educating a more diverse student body provides all students with greater opportunities to learn how to listen, consider, and respect diverse viewpoints, empowering them to be positive citizens for the future.
ASEE Diversity Recognition Program - Silver Level
In 2023, the college is among three engineering institutions thus far to be honored with the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program’s Silver Level (ADRP). The award recognizes colleges that are making sustained and measurable increases in diversity, inclusion and degree attainment outcomes by students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. In 2019, Nebraska Engineering was among the first cohort of colleges to earn bronze-level recognition through the ADRP. The other two instititions receiving Silver status are Dartmouth and Oregon State University.