Mission, Vision, and Inclusivity Statement
The College of Engineering at UMass Amherst will be widely recognized as a leading public college of engineering—the enthusiastic first choice for diverse students and faculty, a preeminent source of engineering workforce and innovators in the region and around the world, and distinguished by excellence and equity in engineering education and revolutionary, world-class research. We strive to be a top 25 public engineering college in the nation.
The mission of the College of Engineering at UMass Amherst is: to provide a world-class, accessible engineering education that produces diverse, globally-aware, and technically strong engineering practitioners and leaders; to conduct innovative research that advances knowledge and serves the economic needs of the Commonwealth and the nation; and to contribute to solving complex societal challenges.
The College of Engineering is strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We recognize and value the wide range of voices and perspectives of our community, and expect all members to treat each other with mutual respect and civility.
As a public land-grant institution, we have the responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, while demonstrating our commitment to inclusion of historically underrepresented groups. We welcome all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, political belief or affiliation, marital status, veteran status, immigration status, gender identity and expression, genetic information or any other characteristic or status protected by state or federal laws.