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Diversity Resources

There’s a place for everyone on the U-M campus

CSE is continually striving to build a more inclusive and supportive environment that will welcome people from all identities into this exciting discipline. We are committed to ensuring our environment is one that celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion for everyone. Join us in making this a community where we lift each other up.

Programs for getting started in CSE

CSE has developed programs that strive to give women a voice in shaping the future of technology, level the playing field in terms of academic and career opportunities, and benefit the field of computer science through the development of a talented and diverse workforce.

CS Kickstart

A week-long introduction to CS that takes students of any gender identity with little to no experience (or who aren’t even really sure what CS is) and shows them what they can do with a CS degree. Learn more >

Girls Encoded

Events to develop the pipeline of women in computer science as well as to retain the women who have entered into the program. Learn more >

Diversity in computing events

The CSE division hosts diverse speakers for several different lecture series throughout the academic year. The Rackham Faculty Allies Diversity Speaker Series and Women in Computing Lecture Series bring accomplished people from a variety of occupations to offer their perspectives on the field. See upcoming entries in these events below.

There are no events currently scheduled.

Conference and travel support

The CSE division provides financial support to student organizations interested in sending members to a variety of national conferences. These events are an excellent chance for students to network, find employment and internships, see talks from accomplished individuals in their field, and peruse options for graduate study. Support has been offered to members of organizations studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Data Science at the undergraduate level, or Computer Science and Engineering at the graduate level, to defray costs associated with travel and registration.

Conferences that were supported by CSE in the 2018-2019 academic year include:

If you are in a student organization supporting diversity of any kind in the field of CS and would like to seek support for conference attendance for your members, please fill out this form.

University resources

Office for Institutional Equity

Means to report harassment and discrimination, overviews of institutional responses to reports, University policies on misconduct. Learn more >

Spectrum Center

Works toward enhancing the campus climate and support services for LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty. Learn more >

M-STEM Academies

Joint program between the College of Engineering and the College of LSA designed to provide students a foundation to be the future leaders and contributors to the world of STEM. Learn more >

Student organizations

These organizations represent both U-M groups and national groups with active U-M chapters. For more information about other student organizations, visit Maize Pages.

Girls in EECS

Encourages the professional, academic, and social development of undergraduates who identify as women in technology. Learn more >

Ensemble of CSE Ladies

Supports graduate women and gender minorities in CSE at U-M. Learn more >

Society of Women Engineers

International, non-profit educational service organization dedicated to supporting women in engineering careers or studies. Learn more > Graduate SWE >

The National Society of Black Engineers

The largest national student-managed organization for black engineers. Learn more >

Graduate Society of Black Engineers and Scientists

Academic and social network for Black graduate students in the U-M STEM community. Learn more >

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Supports the Hispanic community by providing resources to assist members during their college career. Learn more > Graduate SHPE >

Women+ Excelling More in Math, Engineering, & Science

Dedicated to closing gender and racial divides in CS/STEM) fields, working specifically in diverse, underserved communities. Learn more >

Out in STEM

Provides professional development and social support for LGBTQ students in STEM fields. Learn more >

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

Represents those of Asian heritage in the scientific and engineering communities. Learn more >

Korean American Scientists and Engineers Association

Promotes science and technology and fosters international collaboration, especially between the United States and Korea. Learn more >

Students of Color of Rackham

A network for Rackham graduate and professional students at U-M dedicated to the social, cultural, political, and academic well-being of students of color. Learn more >

Phi Sigma Rho

A social sorority for women in engineering and engineering technology. Learn more >