In 2019, the Cockrell School of Engineering's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee was charged with conducting a regular Climate Survey of all students, staff and faculty in the Cockrell School. The first Cockrell School Climate Survey was conducted in 2021, and initial insights from the survey were shared with the Texas Engineering community in July. Prepared by Maura Borrego, professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Nikhith Kalkunte, graduate student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the full Climate Survey Report was released in February 2022.

The Cockrell School is comprised of 8,960 community members. Among Cockrell students, staff and faculty, we received 1,556 responses to the March 2021 Climate Survey. Climate Survey responses represent a diverse array of voices from our community members, including, but not limited to, dis/ability status, gender identity and expression, LGBTQ+, race, nationality and veteran status.

View the Climate Survey Report

View the follow-up report on LGBTQ+ Climate, released in June 2023

View the Climate Survey Initial Insights, released in July 2021

Email Messages Releasing the Report

The email messages about the report included the report's recommendations for 1) faculty and staff 2) graduate students and postdocs, and 3) undergraduate students:

Faculty and Staff

Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers

Undergraduate Students