Diversity Statement

The mission of the School of Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering at the College of Charleston is to integrate discovery, innovation, and education in order to serve our students, our state, and our nation.

In order to accomplish this mission the School of Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering is committed to being a diverse and inclusive community of students, staff, and scholars regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or presence of disabilities, promoting inclusion and equity to all.  By fostering such a diverse community we will be the catalyst for advancing our knowledge about and improving the biological, physical, digital, and mathematical world around us.

In 2019, an initiative to establish an endowed "SSM Diversity Enhancement Fund" began that would support diversity recruitment, retention, and education initiatives related to race, ethnicity, gender, culture, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, beliefs, or other ideologies depending on the need of the department. Click HERE to learn more about the Fund and/or contribute to the Fund. 

School of Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering Diversity Plan