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As one of the world’s leading engineering schools, the Cockrell School strives to create an inclusive environment where everyone can learn and work in a positive and supportive atmosphere. We are committed to diversity, which we believe is a fundamental part of engineering education and the engineering profession. I encourage everyone in our community — from our extraordinary students to our renowned researchers — to join us in this effort to build an accepting, encouraging, and unified community on the Forty Acres.

Each Cockrell School student — whoever you are, wherever you are from, and whatever you believe — is a valued member of our community. Our curriculum will surely challenge you and your college experiences may test you, but I want you to know — you belong here.
Sharon L. Wood
Dean, Cockrell School of Engineering


Programs and Resources for Texas Engineering Students

  • The Engineering Student Services office is open daily for students seeking academic advising, personal guidance, policy interpretation and resource referrals. Contact: studentservices@engr.utexas.edu | 512-471-4321
  • The CARE Program (Counselor in Academic Residence) provides a counselor from the university’s Counseling and Mental Health Center to work within Engineering Student Services. The Cockrell School CARE Counselor supports students who are struggling academically due to non-academic reasons such as stress, relationship or family problems, depression, anxiety, etc. This program provides counseling services and mental health resources with specific understanding of the experience and needs of Engineering students. Talk to your academic advisor to learn more about this program and connect with the CARE Counselor.
  • Engineering Student Life helps students enhance their leadership skills and encourages collaboration of all engineering students through student organization involvement, professional development retreats and community-building activities.
  • The Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program supports our historically underrepresented populations with academic tutoring, professional development workshops and a community of peers.
  • The Women in Engineering Program supports all engineering women with a network of engineering peers and professionals through academic, career and leadership opportunities.
  • The university and the Cockrell School provide Accommodations for Graduate Students Who Are Starting Families to give new parents extra time to to fulfill the academic milestones of their degree.

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