The George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University is committed to creating an inclusive engineering learning and working environment that values diversity and fosters equity.


We will leverage the School of Engineering’s community strengths to build an inclusive school culture that welcomes people from diverse backgrounds and actively seeks to dismantle social and institutional inequities at Rice University and in society.


Rice Engineering’s vision is to be an exemplary model of educational justice in collegial engineering education focused on preparing socially responsible engineers and producing research that contributes to the social good.

Core Values

We hold that justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are required as we fulfill our mission and vision and exemplify Rice University's core values of Responsibility, Integrity, Community, Leadership, Service, Collaboration, Rigor, Passion, and Excellence.


Rice Engineering’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts continue to evolve based on progress made and new challenges uncovered. Our current initiatives are designed to foster dialogue and actively address the needs and concerns of our community. Learn more about our current initiatives