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Mechanical Engineering

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Fostering a Diverse Community

At ME, we envision a diverse and thriving community where all persons are afforded an active voice and a transparent and timely mechanism to address their concerns or views. The department is further guided by the Clemson University Inclusion and Equity office, which boasts over 30 programs and initiatives, plus 7 committees devoted to diversity and inclusion.

ME Town Hall

The ME Department hosts a DEI-focused Town Hall the Thursday of week 12 of every semester between 6-7 PM at Fluor Daniel Engineering Innovation Building 132. What should you expect when attending the Town Hall? At the Town Hall, the DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Committee and/or the Department Chair will update all attendees on the DEI efforts from the department. A variety of initiatives will be implemented to spark group conversation about important current DEI-related topics.

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Diversity Doctoral Fellowship

The Diversity Doctoral Fellowship Award provides limited funding to increase the enrollment and retention of underrepresented domestic doctoral students of color pursuing the professoriate.

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SREB-State Scholars

The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program is designed to provide professional development opportunities and offers awards to students pursuing Ph.D.s and planning to become college professors.

Panel in Watts at PEER/WISE Event.

SC ILG Scholarship

The SC ILG Scholarship Awards Program is designed to provide professional development opportunities to its members while also preparing the next generation of practitioners in the field.

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Speaker at Women's Round Table event.

Clemson Inclusion & Equity

  1. Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center
  2. Clemson University Diversity and Inclusion Commissions
    • Accessibility Commission
    • Commission on the Black Experience
    • Commission on Latino Affairs
    • LGBTQ Commission
    • Veterans Commission
    • Commission on Women
  3. TIGERS ADVANCE at Clemson University

Upcoming Events

The primary goal of the Clemson University Office of Inclusion and Equity is to promote an inclusive and supportive community on campus. Regular events include keynote speakers, festivals, and thought-provoking documentaries and discussions.

    Make Your Voice Heard

    The Department of Mechanical Engineering has several ways to reach out, speak up, and voice your concerns. The ME office manager can assist by email and phone. Clemson University offers additional ways to connect via the Office of Inclusion and Equity and the Office of the Ombuds.

    • Email

      What should you expect after sending your email? The email is sent to the ME Office Manager, who will acknowledge receipt and contact the ME DEI committee. The DEI committee will decide the course of action, and the Office Manager will contact you to follow up. Expect acknowledgment of receipt of your email within two business days and follow-up communication within five business days.

      • A description of the incidence/situation/feedback
      • The best way for us to contact you back, i.e., by email, meet online, or schedule an in-person meeting
    • Phone

      Call 864 656-2482. You will be contacting the ME Office Manager directly. Depending on the situation, the ME Office Manager will likely ask for an email with all details.

      What should you expect when making your call? For most occasions, immediate contact with the ME Office Manager. Your call will not be recorded; hence, expect to be asked to send an email to the Office Manager with a description of the incidence/situation/feedback. After sending your email, you can expect a similar process to that detailed above.

    • University Channels

      If the channels provided above do not fit your needs, please reach out to other units on the campus.