Mission Statement

The Vergnano Institute for Inclusion is a proactive and adaptive organization with distributed governance that will nurture and sustain an anti-racist and anti-discriminatory culture. The Institute will be a resource for the College of Engineering and the communities we serve to empower people from all backgrounds. Inspired by the strength of diversity and inclusion, we will be an equity-minded community where engineers innovate and change the world for the better.

Our Community

  • Undergraduate Students
  • Graduate Students
  • K-12 Students & Teachers
  • UConn Faculty & Staff
  • Community Partners (Alumni, Industry, Donors, etc.)


We are committed to investing in the success of our community by providing support, accessibility, leadership and professional skills, academic guidance, financial assistance, mental wellness outlets, and communication expertise, through programming and organizations.