Campbell Engineering named one of nation’s ‘most inclusive’ schools by ASEE

Campbell University is home to one of the most inclusive engineering schools in the nation, according to the American Society for Engineering Education.

The ASEE Diversity Recognition Program, launched in 2018, reviewed 82 universities on a number of criteria to determine if the schools were committed to improving and supporting diversity in their student body. Campbell was among the only schools to earn the Bronze Level recognition — the highest level issued by the ASEE in its first year of the program — making Campbell’s School of Engineering one of the nation’s leaders in “inclusive excellence.” 

“Campbell Engineering is pleased to be recognized for our diversity efforts,” Founding Dean Jenna Carpenter said. “We work hard to attract a diverse cohort of students and help them see the wide range of opportunities that an engineering degree offers to make a difference in the world.”

Schools that were recognized were shown to demonstrate the following outcomes: 

  • Established baseline support for groups underrepresented in engineering
  • Quantifiably analyzed and assessed unit composition, policies, culture and climate related to all groups underrepresented in engineering
  • Implemented programs and initiatives that strengthen the K-12 or community college pipeline thereby reduce significant barriers related to long-term growth
  • Developed an action plan focused on continuous improvement