University of the Pacific's School of Engineering and Computer Science (SOECS) believes that diversity, equity and inclusion are essential components of positive educational and professional experiences. Although we have made progress in diversity, equity and inclusion, we recognize that there is a lot more work to do. As we move forward, we remain focused on continuing to build inclusive and safe environments as well as reaffirming our commitment to developing a long-term strategy to lead with purpose and create a real, lasting impact.

Our faculty and staff are deeply committed to supporting our students during their entire educational journey. Whether you are a prospective student, graduating senior or valued alumni, we are here to help you discover your path and achieve your goals.

Below you can explore the many support programs we have within SOECS as well as campus resources that are available to all students.

Students in the MESA program studying.
Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)

The mission of the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program is to provide educationally and economically disadvantaged students opportunities to engage with these fields in ways that inspire them and to support our students in their higher education and career goals. 

Diversity Coordinator, SOECS Director, MESA University Program (MEP)
Patricia Lopez

"I am proud to be a part of the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Pacific. Showcasing the contributions, achievements and successes of our students has been the best part of my job. I’m excited to continue working with staff and faculty to develop and implement support programs for underrepresented minorities.”

Patricia Lopez
ASEE Diversity Recognition Program (ADRP)
About the Award

To accelerate the achievement of the Diversity Pledge goals, the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program (ADRP) was created to publicly recognize those engineering and engineering technology colleges that make significant, measurable progress in increasing the diversity, inclusion, and degree attainment outcomes of their programs.

University of the Pacific has been awarded a Bronze Level Award for the inaugural ASEE Diversity Recognition Program (ADRP) and has been recognized as an "exemplar" institution