Our Commitment to Diversity and Social Equity
Increasing diversity in faculty and student populations continues to be an important goal of the Department. The Department has eight female faculty members (out of 15 total FTE) and includes African-American and Asian-American faculty. Student gender is well balanced and international diversity at the graduate level is good.
The Department actively contributes to the College diversity committee to develop strategies that will attract more minority students to our degree programs. Components of our diversity plan include promoting the Department and the profession with counselors at target high schools and community colleges, and establishing scholarship opportunities to enhance our ability to attract underrepresented populations to careers in landscape architecture.
International activities in South Asia and other parts of the world continue to offer opportunities to expose students and faculty to non-western cultural issues and design challenges.