The Pratt School of Engineering is committed to being a diverse community of people with ideas and approaches that make a difference locally, nationally and globally.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Duke Engineering

The Duke University Pratt School of Engineering is committed to being a diverse community of people with ideas and approaches that make a difference locally, nationally and globally

At the core of our diversity philosophy is a belief that multicultural learning is truly an integral part of our personal, social and moral growth—as individuals and as a university.

This is particularly true for engineers, who are charged with developing solutions, processes and products for all people. As a result, we embrace the vision that diversity in the classroom and in the laboratory generates better learning outcomes, better citizens, and better engineers.

Duke Engineering is proud to be part of the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE) Deans Diversity Initiative. We have earned the Bronze Award from the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program, and its recommendation as a national exemplar.


Mission

The Pratt School of Engineering DEIC Mission is to include and engage the rich diversity of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community partners in all facets of our work as a school. To achieve this, we are committed to:

  1. Building an environment where all individuals are included, supported, and feel valued
  2. Ensuring that our community is composed of a broad spectrum of identities through recruitment, retention, and ongoing professional development
  3. Designing curricula and pedagogies that promote cultural awareness and intercultural competence
  4. Developing policies, resources, and communication structures and processes that inform and enable a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization
  5. Understanding and tracking our impact through rigorous assessment of our short- and long-term goals and our overall community climate

Vision

The Pratt School of Engineering DEIC Vision is to be a leader in inclusive excellence by innovating, implementing, and facilitating policies, practices and programs across affinity groups, departments, the school, university partners, and the greater community to ensure that all members of our community feel that they belong, are engaged, and are empowered.

Duke University's Statement of Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion »


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Sent monthly from the Duke Engineering Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to the Pratt School of Engineering community.

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Committee on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Community

Our standing Committee on Diversity, Equity Inclusion and Community is a representative developing and implementing a collaborative, comprehensive strategy to continue building a strong, thriving community.

The committee develops the strategic priorities for diversity and inclusion with measurable outcomes.

Members serve as liaisons to teams and units.

More about the committee »


Engineering Deans Diversity Initiative

Engineering Deans Diversity Initiative logoDuke Engineering is proud to be part of the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE) Engineering Deans Diversity Initiative, a commitment to providing educational experiences that are inclusive and prevent marginalization of any groups of people because of visible or invisible differences.

 We have earned the Bronze Award from the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program, and its recommendation as an exemplary institution.

More about the Engineering Deans Diversity Initiative »