Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Watson College

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

Mission Statement

The Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science is strongly committed to cultivating and sustaining an educational and employment environment that is diverse in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, interests, abilities and perspectives.

Watson College values diversity as a strength critical to its educational mission and expects every member of our community to contribute to an inclusive and respectful culture for all.

Watson College seeks to create and sustain learning environments where differences and similarities are valued and respected, and all students, especially women and underrepresented students, are included and empowered to excel in engineering education.

Vision Statement

In the pursuit of academic diversity and inclusive excellence, to establish an equity-minded STEM community that challenges and eliminates exclusionary systems and practices and promotes innovation and academic success for all students, faculty and staff.

DEI Goals at Watson

  • To become a leader in diversity and inclusion in engineering and computer science
  • To increase the number of historically underrepresented minorities and women in the Watson College student body, faculty and staff
  • To foster an environment that supports diversity, inclusion, equity and equity-mindedness