The Environmental Engineering program actively contributes to the CU Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science’s commitment to creating a diverse environment where all engineering students are engaged and students who are traditionally underrepresented and underserved in engineering—including women and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color—are empowered to achieve their dreams.

We are strongly committed to continuously advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in our community education. To provide solutions to the grand environmental challenges affecting local and global societies, we recognize that we need to bring together a diverse array of experiences, opinions, perspectives and approaches. With diversity and an equitable and inclusive environment, we believe we can develop solutions that will overcome the biggest challenges impacting communities today. 

To meet our commitment to creating and maintaining a community that upholds these values, we are committed to

  • Prioritizing actions toward an inclusive environment for all students, faculty, and staff;
  • Providing evidence-based and equity-enhancing support and opportunities, including mentorship, fellowships, and research support;
  • Providing educational experiences for our students that engage the interrelationship between engineering and social justice;
  • Developing and implementing a departmental and program Inclusion, Diversity and Excellence in Academics (IDEA) plan in alignment with University of Colorado Boulder; and
  • Listening to members of our community so that we can continuously improve.

These and additional innovative strategies are crucial for the entire engineering industry, and it is critical to our program to make engineering a viable career path for all students. 

For more information about what we are doing to continuously enhance diversity, equity and inclusion, please visit the following: