Social and Environmental Responsibility Report

Embry-Riddle has made great progress in improving diversity and inclusion across its campuses.

traditionally underrepresented groups on our campuses. After all, transformative thinking happens when people with many different perspectives share their ideas. Particularly as aviation faces a critical personnel shortage, Embry-Riddle is working to tap the entire potential talent pool and help all students succeed. In addition, to ensure a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone, Embry-Riddle has a zero-tolerance policy regarding hatred of any type. These and other initiatives are part of our plan for progress:

University-wide, between 2011 and 2020, the percentage of all Embry-Riddle students who are persons of color increased from 23.5% to 33.4%. The percentage of students who are female rose from 13.9% to 19.3%, and representation of international students within the student body increased from 4% to 6.3%. We recognize that we still have a long way to go. Toward that end, Embry-Riddle has launched innovative programs to increase the representation of women and other

The Boeing Scholars at Embry-Riddle Scholarships provided by The Boeing Company support talented, underrepresented Embry-Riddle students, veterans and their dependents who wish to pursue degrees in aeronautical science, aircraft maintenance and STEM- related fields. Since 2019, the Boeing Scholars at Embry-Riddle program has served 44 future leaders – all exceptionally high- performing students. Boeing also offers a number of other valuable programs for our students, such as The Boeing Career Mentoring Program, which matches 30-40 students per year with alumni mentors, and internship placements for dozens of students annually.

Women’s Ambassador Mentoring Program

Girls in Aviation Events Embry-Riddle typically has a large presence at the Women in Aviation International annual conference. At the conference, on our campuses, and even in places like South Africa, Embry-Riddle offers fun, hands-on as well as online learning activities to help girls see themselves in aviation careers.

Pioneering aviator Michele Halleran (’04), a professor of aeronautical science, encourages women students with aspirations of flight to follow their dreams. Halleran and other faculty members provide intensive mentoring in an effort to help more women succeed in aviation and aerospace programs. The mentoring program works in tandem with a Women’s Alumnae Network at Embry-Riddle.

Dr. Carolina Anderson, associate professor of Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle, enjoys a flight with her daughter. Dr. Anderson, whose many accomplishments include being the first woman to receive a Ph.D. in Aviation, says drawing more women into the field requires mentoring girls at a very early stage.

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