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CEAT Diversity Programs


The College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT) at Oklahoma State University (OSU) is committed to diversity and inclusion through raising up tomorrow’s leaders. CEAT recognizes, respects and values all individuality and uniqueness within the Oklahoma State community.

Mission Statement

The CEAT Diversity Programs (CDP) provide services to support, retain and graduate all CEAT students which includes underrepresented populations such as Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Women, First-Generation, Non-Traditional, Disabled, Veterans and LGBTQ+. 

All students are welcome to participate, learn and celebrate the value of a diverse CEAT community.


In 1974, the Council of Partners Advisory Board was formed, consisting of industrial leaders who were committed to providing academic support to underprivileged minority students who are majoring in engineering, architecture and technology.

CEAT and NACME Partnership

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) is the largest provider of college scholarships for underrepresented minorities pursuing degrees at schools of engineering. NACME serves as a catalyst to increase the proportion of African American, American Indian, and Latino young women and men in STEM careers inspiring and encouraging excellence in engineering education and career development toward achieving a diverse and dynamic American workforce. CEAT’s Partnership with NACME helps to improve retention of minority engineers. For more information and scholarship opportunities visit

Dr. Paul Tikalsky, Dean of the Oklahoma State University College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology is among many of the Deans of the finest Engineering colleges in America who have signed onto the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE) Deans Diversity Initiative. In doing so, he has committed, through specific actions, to provide increased opportunity to pursue meaningful engineering careers to women and other underrepresented demographic groups. To read a press release about the initiative and see a list of the Engineering Deans, click here.