The first ASEE Diversity Committee Strategic Plan (2012) formed the basis for the 2014-15 Year of ACTION on Diversity.

The second Strategic Plan, approved by the ASEE Board in 2016, focused on engaging ASEE in more widespread considerations of diversity. The plan was organized into two main goals. To achieve each goal, the Commission has detailed strategies, tasks, and task measures. 

Each year the Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion report accomplishments toward the strategic goals to the ASEE Board. Reports are available here.

Goal 1: Increase visibility, improve baseline knowledge, empower members, and leverage events within ASEE and ASEE affiliates to increase diversity.


1A. Engage the ASEE community to improve baseline knowledge of diversity issues.

1B. Empower ASEE members into actionable initiatives.

1C. Partner with EDC, ETC, CMC, ERC, divisions, sections, zones, and other groups.

Goal 2: Increase visibility and perceived importance of diversity within all engineering and related communities.


2A. Be a proactive voice to influence policies and practices on a national and global scale.

2B. Develop partnerships that disseminate information and strategies to a larger audience.

2C. Engage the broader engineering community to actively and steadily increase diversity.