Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Vision Statement

Diverse perspectives and recognizing the needs of a diverse society are critical to prioritizing our research initiatives and maximizing the impact of our teaching. We thrive by ensuring that students, faculty, and staff of all ages, backgrounds, religions, races, ethnicities, gender identities/expressions, national origins, sexual orientations, physical abilities, and all other identities feel welcome and respected, are treated equitably, and are able to fully engage with our learning and research communities.

Departmental Diversity Committee

The Mechanical Engineering Department Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee aims to create an environment that helps reduce students’ stress and anxiety stemming from systemic racism, LGBTQIA+ discrimination, and other related injustices. The committee strives to engage faculty, staff, and students in DEI activities through research, teaching, and service.


We are committed to supporting all members of our community. Discover University-wide resources and helpful information specific to McCormick and the ME Department. 

Student Groups

Learn more about active student groups within and outside the department that create an inclusive campus community.


Do you have any concerns about the department’s DEI culture or suggestions for the department's DEI efforts? Please reach out to a member of the DEI Committee or use our anonymous feedback form to share your thoughts. Northwestern’s Ombudsperson Office provides confidential, neutral, and informal assistance for resolving university-related concerns