Broadening Participation

Mission Statement

CSE faculty and staff are committed to building an inclusive environment that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our students. This commitment is important as we educate new generations of scientists and engineers. Our graduates will become members of a diverse workforce that reflects the communities they serve. To enrich the student educational experience facilitated by a diverse student body, we have embraced an accelerated approach to diversity and inclusion with exceptional support and activities that are designed to recruit and assist the personal development, academic achievement, and graduation of underrepresented groups in the computing field.

Our Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) mission statement is:

1) To provide exceptional support and retention services to underrepresented groups in the computing field, and to increase enrollment, and improve graduation rates.

2) To provide leadership in collaboration with the College of Engineering in developing, implementing, and operating events and activities that are designed to recruit and assist the personal development, academic achievement, and graduation of underrepresented groups in the computing field.

3) To support faculty and student activities that focus on increasing the participation of underrepresented groups in the computing field.