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Who We Are

We are the IDEAS Coalition. IDEAS stands for Inclusion and Diversity in Engineering And STEM. We are a group of Santa Clara University student-led organizations in STEM whose membership consists of underrepresented or minority students.

Our Mission

The IDEAS Coalition’s purpose is twofold: to build community and collaboration between the members of IDEAS Coalition organizations as well as to advocate for diversity and inclusion initiatives in STEM at SCU.

Our Vision

We believe that our job is not done until every student has equitable access to the resources and opportunities needed to succeed in STEM at SCU.

How To Reach Us

Feel free to email us at if you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding our mission and/or the School of Engineering. Join our Facebook page at: to see upcoming events and to check out some of the events we have previously hosted.

Our Member Organizations

SHPE - Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (
SWE - Society of Women Engineers (
NSBE - National Society of Black Engineers (
WinSTEM - Women in STEM (
ACM-W - Association of Computing Machinery, Women's Chapter (
Theta Tau - Professional Engineering Fraternity (
Queer and Qualified  - LGBTQ+ students and allies ( or


Contact Us

Santa Clara University
School of Engineering
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Heafey-Bergin, Bldg. 202
Sobrato Discovery, Bldg. 402

408-554-5474 fax

ASEE Diversity Recognition Program: Bronze Level: 2021-2023