The Center for Diversity & Inclusion supports and partners with the following student organizations to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the College of Engineering. Make sure you reach out directly to these groups if you’re interested in joining them!
Association for Computing Machinery, Women’s Chapter (ACM-W)
ACM-W is an inclusive community of students who support women in computing, particularly those who are interested in computer science and electrical & computer engineering. ACM-W holds five meetings per term, each of which focuses on a different topic, ranging from professional development (interview tips, resumes, networking) to computer science-related skills to community building. ACM-W members are also prioritized in the selection process for the Grace Hopper Scholarship offered by Oregon State University, supporting students in attending the Grace Hopper Conference, the largest conference for women in computing.
Girls' Empowerment, Engineering, and Outreach (GEEO)
The mission of GEEO is to engage elementary, middle school, and high school girls in topics related to the STEM fields, and to inspire girls to pursue careers related to these fields. GEEO strives to give girls the tools they need to feel like they belong in STEM. Members will serve as role models to exemplify confidence, passion, and determination in their career. This club aims to showcase the College of Engineering as a place where women belong. GEEO is fully inclusive and looking for people regardless of their background with a passion to inspire young girls.
- Instagram: @geeo_OSU
Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code College Loops is dedicated to teaching members confidence in tech and improving coding skills. With our powerful group of students, we participate in outreach for K-12 students by introducing them to Computer Science. All majors are welcome!
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
NSBE's purpose is to help with the recruitment and retention of Black students in engineering at OSU. Our mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. NSBE serves as a support system for Black students and exposes them to positive engineering resources, unites Black students in engineering, and prepares Black students to go into the engineering workforce. NSBE goes on industry tours, invites companies to talk to us, as well as attend conventions/conferences throughout the school year.
Out in STEM (oSTEM)
oSTEM works to support LGBTQ+ individuals nativagating the fields of STEM. By providing mentorship, engaging directly with local schools, and forming relationships with queer faculty and students of OSU, we strive to increase the visibility of LGBTQ+ individuals across STEM disciplines and create an affirming community that provides, aid, empathy, and opportunity. Our core values are to: 1) increase visibility of LGBTQ+ students in STEM at OSU; 2) build community and facilitate connection among LGBTQ+ students and faculty within and across STEM disciplines; 3) engage in outreach to middle and high school students in local communites; and 4) provide mentorship to students who identify as LGBTQ+ and are interested or majoring in STEM.
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Phi Sigma Rho
Phi Sigma Rho is a social sorority for women in engineering and technology. We strive to maintain academic excellence and support personal achievement, while providing a social balance for all of our members. Phi Sigma Rho is incredibly important to it's members because of the strong support system it fosters to allow women to excel in engineering and technology.
Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanxs/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM. Our vision is true diversity, meaning the field (including leadership positions) reflects the demographics of the population.
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- Instagram: @oregonstatesacnas
Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers (SASE)
Following our wonderful sister organizations NSBE and SHPE, SASE at OSU prepares Asian heritage scientists and engineers for success as the future leaders of the global business world, fosters an innovative mindset, promotes diversity and inclusion on campus, and provides opportunities for members to make contributions to our local communities. At SASE, there is no border - OSU students from all walks of life are welcome and underrepresented students are strongly encouraged to engage and have student leadership experience with SASE.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
SHPE empowers the Hispanic and Latinx community to realize its fullest potential and impact the community through STEM awareness, access, support, and professional development (PD). We do things from PD workshops and company tours to haunted corn mazes and piñata-making activities. We are a fun familia on campus!
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
SWE was founded as a means to advance women in the field of engineering. The goal of our organization is to present engineering as a desirable career for women through outreach programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, and training programs. We accomplish this through outreach activities put on by the society and individual sections, webinars that help encourage professional and personal development, as well as conferences. We encourage anyone and everyone to come attend our meetings and events!
SWE leads a mentorship program for first-year women in engineering called SWEsters. Students get paired up with upperclassmen mentors to help transition into the College of Engineering, and daily life at OSU.
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- Instagram: @osu_swe
- Twitter: @SWEOregonstate