We live in a time of intersectionality — one individual may belong to multiple communities, whether that’s a community of gender, or culture, or identity. And now, you’re part of a community of engineers too.
Having a diverse student population is very important at U-M, and we take social justice to heart. A plethora of identity-based organizations offer a chance to connect with your community to offer support and alliance, and academic & professional orgs engage you in a community of people with similar interests. The office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs will help keep you informed about the events and active orgs on campus, and the Spectrum Center focuses on gender identity to help you feel comfortable in your own skin.
Engineering students can also find specialized groups with their peers on North Campus, including:
- Own It
- Women in Science and Engineering
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
- National Society of Black Engineers
- First-Generation College Students
- Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
- And more!
We hope you find a sense of belonging in our global community of engineers, and in any of our wonderful student organizations. They want to be the first to congratulate you!
To learn more about school-wide initiatives, explore updates and news on Michigan Engineering’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan.