Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Dartmouth, we know that diversity, in all its forms, is central to engineering innovation. That is why we strive to create an engineering community where people of all backgrounds, identities, experiences, and perspectives can learn and discover to their fullest potential in a community where each individual can feel an innate sense of belonging. In doing so, we create a community where true human-centered innovation happens.

Our Mission and Goals

"Our goal is to build a community that reflects the rich diversity of our world and create a culture in which individual identities and contributions are valued and respected. It's critical that every student, faculty, and staff feel welcome to teach, learn, and discover to their full potential."

—Alexis Abramson, Dean

Our Mission

Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth strive to build a school that embodies openness, accessibility, collaboration, and human-centered innovation, that elevates the voices of those from historically marginalized backgrounds, and continually works towards a community that comes together across differences as we respond to the challenges in our world.

A group of students smile for the camera in the woods of Mt. Moosilauke.

DEI Strategic Plan

Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategic Plan was built in collaboration with students, faculty, and staff during a nearly year-long process. Aligned with Dartmouth's Toward Equity: Aligning Action and Accountability plan, Thayer aims to build a learning and research community that prioritizes equity, health, and well-being, and creates a more inclusive future through the plan's actions, desired outcomes, and metrics.

DEI Strategic Plan

DEI Committee Members

Thayer's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is comprised of faculty, staff, and students working towards creating a more equitable, diverse, and welcoming place to learn and work.

Faculty and Staff

Alexis Abramson, Petra Bonfert-Taylor, Linda Braden, Jentry Campbell, Peter Chin, Benoit Cushman-Roisin, Sol Diamond, Simge Engelkiran, Mattias Fitzpatrick, Britt Goods, Katie Hixon, Kelli Kehoe, Jess Kinzie, Lee Koh, Eugene Korsunskiy, Izzy LaBombard, Mark Laser, Bruce Laferriere, Wesley Marrero, Vicki May, Erin Mayfield, Colin Meyer, Ashley Parker, Candace Potter, Laura Ray, Jen Seiler, Hélène Seroussi, Tricia Spellman, Rafe Steinhauer, Tad Truex, Haley Tucker, Holly Wilkinson


Chase Yakaboski (PhD)

Working Groups

Members of the DEI Committee, in collaboration with students, faculty, and staff community, will focus work on several strategic areas, including:

Humans of Thayer Project

Humans of Thayer (HofT) is a project designed to foster connection, acceptance, and a sense of belonging by sharing the faces and stories of our students, faculty, and staff. View HofT posts on Instagram or Flickr.

Help us build community by sharing what you love to do, what sustains your curiosity, your biggest influence, or something else about yourself!

HofT Submission Form

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Annual Reports

The DEI Committee provides ongoing documentation of practices, plans, accomplishments, and challenges relevant to their goal of building a more welcoming, equitable place to learn and work, and to creating campus-wide partnerships towards implementing meaningful change.


DEI 2023 Annual Report Cover


DEI Annual Report 2021-2022


DEI Annual Report 2020-2021


DEI Report 2019-2020