Engineering Diversity Societies

Check out the links below to learn more about the engineering diversity societies on campus!

NSBE – National Society of Black Engineers

The mission of NSBE is: “To increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.”

As a whole, members here at UConn strongly feel adhering to this mission a priority, thus our list of chapter goals:

  • Stimulate and develop student interest in the various engineering disciplines
  • Strive to increase AND RETAIN the number of minority students studying engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Encourage members to seek advanced degrees in engineering or related fields and to obtain professional engineering registrations
  • Promote public awareness of engineering and the opportunities for Blacks AND other minorities in that profession
  • Function as a representative body on issues and developments that affect the careers of Black Engineers

No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any NSBE program or activity available on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, creed, political belief, age, national origin, linguistic and language difference, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, height, weight, marital or familial status, or disability.


SHPE- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

SHPE is the leading social-technical organization in the US. The membership is geared towards individuals interested or pursuing a degree in any discipline of engineering, engineering technology, math, physical science, or a math-based science.



SWE – Society of Women Engineers

Our mission is to support the professional interests of female engineering students as they pursue a degree here at UConn. Nationally, SWE awards an estimated $500,000 in scholarship money every year. Visit the National website to apply

Be sure to get involved with our chapter! We host many Professional, Outreach, and Social events throughout each semester.