EMERGE: Engaging with Mentorship to Empower and Remove Gaps in Engineering

EMERGE offers community-based peer mentoring for first-year undergraduate students in the College of Engineering. Peer mentorship allows students to uplift and support each other, and arranges opportunities for social connection and professional development. Being a part of EMERGE provides students with an entire network of support. Students are placed into a mentor family led by an upperclassman and have the opportunity to build relationships with the Engineering Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) as well as faculty, staff, and alumni.

The DEI Team is committed to supporting all EMERGE participants by providing a space to share thoughts, vent, chat, etc. We offer relevant resources for academic support, research, and internships.

Meet our Emerge mentors!


  • Send an introductory email to your academic advisor and touch base with them on a regular basis.
  • Meet with a member of the DEI team at least once per semester.
  • Visit office hours twice a month (for which class is up to your discretion).
  • Try your best to establish a study group and/or use tutoring.

Sample events

  • Welcome mixer: “Speed Friending”
  • Alumni panel
  • End of semester finals survival
  • How to navigate your academic department
  • End-of-year celebration

If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Engineering DEI team.