Committee on Climate and Inclusion

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering's Climate and Inclusion Committee hopes that all members of the department enjoy coming to the Engineering Quadrangle every day and interacting with each other as colleagues. The electrical and computer engineering community is broad in just about every dimension, from research interest to cultural background and identity.

The ECE Climate and Inclusion Committee recognizes that within our community, not everyone may feel welcome and appreciated and some may face challenges that inhibit their ability to reach their full potential. These challenges may disproportionately affect those from underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to race, color, sex, gender identity and expression, sexuality, socioeconomic background, disability, religion, age, or academic background. Our goal is to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all members of our community.

Two things to know about what we can do:

  1. We want to hear your ideas on how the ECE climate can be improved, whether it involves hosting an event, organizing a meeting, collecting data, or addressing specific concerns.
  2. We are your advocates. We will seek out the resources and people who can help. When contacting committee members, please recognize that faculty and staff have legal obligations to report sexual misconduct concerns that fall under Title IX to University administrators.

To contact all members of the ECE Climate and Inclusion Committee, please email [email protected]:

Outreach Opportunities

Pathways videos (contact Julie Yun [email protected] and Jenna Ott [email protected])

  • Make a short, accessible video about your research and career or educational path. See some examples.
  • ABCs of graduate school: Get involved in making short videos that answer questions about grad school and the application process.

Frontiers for Young Minds: Scientific journal articles rewritten for kids! You can submit an article about your research through the website.



For All

Two policies related to sexual misconduct.

  • The new University Sexual Misconduct policy addresses sexual misconduct that does not fall within the scope of the U.S. Department of Education’s Title IX regulations.
  • Students, faculty, and staff members who are parties in Title IX or University Sexual Misconduct investigations/adjudications will have access to funding to engage attorneys to serve as their advisers.
  • A voluntary informal resolution process will be available for those who do not wish to proceed with a formal investigation/adjudication process.
  • Adaptations for COVID-19 / remote investigations and hearings.

Students & Postdocs

Tigers Caring for Cubs: Peer support group for students with children.
Email [email protected] for more information.

SEAS anti-racism working group
Email [email protected] if you are interested in being added to this Slack group.

Faculty & Staff

Carebridge Webinars — HR Events Information

Inclusivity Resources for Employees: Summary of resources and events
Self-awareness and mutual understanding are starting points on the journey toward confronting the intolerance and inhumanity that racism and injustice engender. We invite you to explore the resources available on the new HR webpage Inclusivity Resources for Employees.
Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
These volunteer, employee-led organizations are comprised of professionals from across the University who come together based on shared interests and/or identities. ERGs work to create a more inclusive environment and sense of belonging within the University while also remaining engaged with external communities. Employee Resource Groups (requires login)