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the wiliam states Lee College of Engineering Diversity Programs

The Lee College of Engineering is committed to providing a dynamic and supportive environment that celebrates the diverse population of its students, faculty, staff and administrators.  In an effort to enhance the academic and professional success of all of its students, the College offers a variety of programs and services that have a proven track record of success.  While these programs are available to all students, women and minority students are especially encouraged to participate.


belk college of business

As diversity and inclusion is one of the core values of the Belk College of Business, the College aims to foster an environment that is based on mutual respect, broaden understanding, and build trust. Below are a few areas the College shows commitment to diversity and inclusion:

  • The Belk College of Business maintains a joint faculty/staff Diversity and Inclusion Committee. The goal of the Diversity Committee and of the Belk College is to build an inclusive environment that promotes the success of all students, faculty, and staff.

  • In 2015, the Committee retained a firm to design and administer a survey to faculty, staff, and students to replicate a diversity and inclusiveness climate survey that was conducted in 2010. The results of the survey were generally very positive.

  • The committee is working on a preparing for the administration a new diversity and inclusiveness climate survey in FY19. The results of this survey will be used to inform changes to foster a more diverse and inclusive environment.

  • Across the college, nearly 40% of enrolled students are international and minority students. Male and female enrollments have remained steady with approximately 60% of the college's student population is male and 40% of the student population is female.

  • Ethnic and gender diversity among college faculty and staff has increased since 2011, including in college leadership positions.

  • Since 2015, the college has featured more than 35 alumni profiles as part of the Faces of Belk College campaign to highlight the diversity, accomplishments, and stories of the Belk College alumni.

  • The school-based tuition increment on our graduate programs is utilized in part to increase program diversity and provide student financial assistance.

  • The Belk College faculty place value in teaching its students about diversity, as one of the undergraduate core learning goals is “Students will demonstrate knowledge of global and diversity concepts.”

  • The College supports international teaching opportunities encouraging Belk College faculty to internationalize courses and develop skills for culturally diverse classrooms. For example, Belk College faculty have taught at Mannheim Business School, Universite Jean Moulin Lyon 3, and University of Duisburg-Essen.

The Women in Business Initiative supports students interested in advancing the progress of professional women entering the workforce by sharing success stories of women business leaders, offering engagement opportunities for undergraduate students and the Charlotte business community, and showcasing attractive career options and providing avenues for skill building to increase confidence and competence for long-term success.