University of Delaware Diversity Statement

As prepared by the Diversity and Equity Commission and The President’s Diversity Initiative April 2012

The University of Delaware’s educational mission is to prepare students to live in an increasingly interconnected and diverse world. To do so, we are committed to fostering a robust educational environment that supports critical thinking, free inquiry, and an understanding of diverse views and values. We see diversity as a core value and guiding principle for our educational mission and thus must work to make diversity an integral part of everyday life on campus. To this end, we take diversity to mean both the recognition and appreciation of the different backgrounds, values, and ideas of those who comprise our campus, as well as a commitment to ensuring that all people on our campus are treated according to principles of fairness, civility, dignity, and equity. We are committed to building an educational community that understands people from different backgrounds and economic circumstances, with different needs, and from diverse personal and philosophical beliefs. We want to make all people who are part of the University feel welcome and valued in campus life.


The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware is committed to providing quality education to a diverse student population.

Our College of Engineering has a long tradition of commitment to minority engineering education, with the Resources to Insure Successful Engineers (RISE) program as an outstanding example.

Summer Program – FAME – A 4-week summer residential program to increase the participation of minorities in engineering and other science professions.

At the graduate level, we actively participate in the GEM consortium, a national consortium for graduate degrees for minorities in engineering and science. Our efforts to increase minority enrollment at the graduate level have recently been recognized by a grant from the Sloan Foundation.

We encourage any questions about our under-represented groups undergraduate or graduate educational programs – please contact either:

Undergraduate Advisor – Christopher Roberts
Graduate Advisor – Feng Jiao
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs – Rachel Davidson

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