SMSE Diversity Statement

As a multidisciplinary program, the School of Materials Science & Engineering is inherently diverse in academic practices and experiences. We are further committed to an environment in which all community members feel welcomed, valued, and affirmed by:

  • Removing the GRE requirement for applicants and holistically reviewing admissions applications
  • Having an active Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee that identifies and responds to opportunities for development of DEI
  • Developing DEI competency and relating it to the field of materials science and engineering
  • Engaging with our local community and educating them about materials
  • Recruiting and retaining students that will increase the diversity of our program
  • Providing opportunities for continued growth and awareness of DEI issues

A few images where high school students are learning about polymers, metals, and composites through a variety of outreach activities hosted by materials science and engineering staff, faculty, and students:

On Campus Resources

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Continuing Education Resources

Campus Map with Inclusive Resources and Facilities

Teaching Resources for All Delivery Modes

Resources for Faculty & Instructors: General

Resources for Faculty & Instructors: Well-Being in Academic Environments

CSU Land Acknowledgement

CSU Bias Reporting System

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Student Parent

Student Diversity Programs & Services

CSU Student Mental Health & Wellbeing Resources

Fort Collins Community Resources

Fort Collins Area Interfaith Council

Colorado Higher Ed Equity Toolkit

BIPOC Alliance 


Fort Collins Women of Color Network

Fort Collins Event Calendar

Fort Collins Equity & Inclusion Info

Diverse Fort Collins Volunteer Project

Fort Collins Equity & Inclusion Advisory Board