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Diversity and Inclusion

In the Cockrell School of Engineering, we are dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for our students, faculty and staff. We believe that diversity of people leads to diversity of thought, eliciting creative solutions and innovative approaches to all aspects of the engineering practice. Including those from all backgrounds also prepares our students for the global community where they will live and work. We believe that it is equally important to support our diverse populations and reinforce that they belong in Texas Engineering.

The school's primary programs in this area provide peer mentoring, support networks, events and other programming to serve our underrepresented populations.

View our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan

View Texas ECE Populations breakdowns by Race/Ethnicity and Gender

Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program (EOE)

EOE provides equal opportunities for underrepresented ethnic minorities and students with marginalized identities by increasing awareness of engineering to diverse pre-college students, promoting academic success to increase retention and graduation and developing leadership and career-driven programs.


Women in Engineering Program (WEP)

WEP connects students, educators and professionals to the world of engineering through recruitment initiatives, supportive structures and educational services to promote the success and advancement of women in engineering.


Student Organizations

Electrical Longhorn Ladies in Engineering (ELLE)

ELLE, in French means ‘her’, the mother, the sister, the advisor, the counselor, the doctor and the engineer. It is basically an organization that helps ECE graduate women become leaders and motivators. Women empowerment is very crucial nowadays, especially in our field. Creating this organization serves as a step forward to help ECE women become fearless and successful. As graduate students, we have a vision of what we want to do later in our lives. However, we lack proper preparation to the world in terms of portraying an idea or approaching a company or expressing ourselves. ELLE wants to challenge that. ELLE creates the appropriate atmosphere to help graduates become the best version of themselves.

National Society of Black Engineers

The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.

Pi Sigma Pi - Minority Academic Engineering Society

Pi Sigma Pi Minority Academic Engineering Society strives to unite and increase the number of minority engineering students who succeed academically, lead professionally and contribute passionately to their communities.

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

Our purpose is to prepare Asian heritage scientists and engineers for success in the global business world, to celebrate diversity and participate socially on campus, and to provide opportunities for members to make contributions to their local communities. At core, we are an equally social and professional organization for students to be involved on campus.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

At the core of everything UT SWE does is our mission to create a welcoming community that women engineering students to develop as leaders.  With our membership of students spanning all engineering disciplines, we hope that each member can find in SWE a community of friends, a professional network, and a wealth of resources to help them achieve their full potentials as engineers and leaders.

Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering (WECE)

The purpose of the women in ECE is to reach out and engage women from all levels in the department - from undergraduate to graduate to faculty. This group will foster a network within ECE that will serve professional, social, and academic purposes. Women in ECE is open to men and women.