Established in 1973, the Office of Diversity Programs works to increase the number of underrepresented engineering students who graduate from the college with a BS, MS, or PhD in engineering by:
- Providing academic preparation and exposure to career possibilities in the area of engineering to pre-college students, thereby increasing the pool of qualified students who enter the college.
- Recruiting students and providing services and resources to ensure their success.
- Working with faculty, staff, and students to create an invigorating and supportive environment.
- Assisting in the preparation of students for graduate studies and engineering careers.
Our goal is to enable the successful recruitment, retention, and graduation of underrepresented (African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islanders, and women) students.
During the last four decades, over 1000 underrepresented students have graduated from the University of Tennessee’s Tickle College of Engineering.