About EOE

The Equal Opportunity in Engineering (EOE) Program invites students to become part of an exciting community that focuses on academic success and personal growth. 


Our mission is to provide equal and equitable opportunities for underrepresented ethnic minorities and students with marginalized identities by:

  •  Increasing awareness of engineering to diverse pre-college students
  •  Promoting excellence in academics to increase retention and graduation
  •  Developing leadership and professionalism for success in a global workforce


Our vision is to cultivate an inclusive network at the Cockrell School of Engineering that reflects the diversity of the population within the state of Texas.



EOE initiatives such as the Fall Kick-Off, First Year Interest Groups, and Engineering Peer Leaders help students establish a strong academic foundation and promote the formation of a peer support network.  In addition, EOE provides students with access to tutoring, undergraduate research opportunities, and professional development workshops.  In partnership with Pi Sigma Pi Minority Academic Engineering Society, the National Society of Black Engineers, and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, the EOE Program builds a network that makes it easy to meet other engineering students, form study groups, and most importantly, develop friendships that last well after graduation. 

The Cockrell School of Engineering established the Equal Opportunity in Engineering (EOE) Program in 1970 to promote the recruitment and academic development of African American, Hispanic, and Native American students interested in pursuing careers in engineering.  Since that time, EOE has expanded its goals and now seeks to increase the diversity of its student body by supporting students who come from historically underrepresented population groups in Texas or students who have backgrounds or experiences that will contribute to the overall diversity of the Cockrell School of Engineering. 

We are proud to share that UT Austin ranks 3rd in the nation and 1st in the state of Texas in producing undergraduate engineering degrees for minority groups, according to Diverse Issues in Higher EducationEOE is supported by the Cockrell School of Engineering, corporate partners, and grants from the federal and state governments. 


Contact Us

Phone: 512-471-5953

E-mail: eoe@engr.utexas.edu

Office Location: EERC 2.608

Mailing Address:
Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program
The University of Texas at Austin
2501 Speedway EERC 2.608
Austin, TX 78712

Shipping Address (FedEx/UPS):
The University of Texas at Austin
Cockrell School of Engineering, EOE
2501 Speedway EERC 2.608
Austin, TX 78712


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