The Lafayette College Mechanical Engineering department is a community. We respect, trust, and support each other in our work together.

The Mechanical Engineering department is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. The College seeks to promote diversity in its many manifestations. These include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and place of origin.

We recognize that we live in an increasingly interconnected, globalized world, and that students benefit from learning in educational and social contexts, in which there are participants from all manner of backgrounds. The goal is to encourage students to consider diverse experiences and perspectives throughout their lives. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced.

Members of the Lafayette Engineering community are expected to bear individual responsibility for their work, to learn and follow the rules and definitions that underlie the practice of academic integrity, and to uphold its ideals. Our community does not tolerate acts of academic dishonesty; examples of unacceptable academic conduct that violate our shared standards include: (a) using ideas, text, images, calculations or software received from others, including classmates or other resources, without proper acknowledgment; (b) soliciting unauthorized assistance or copying answers from other students; or (c) obtaining, using, or copying the textbook author’s or an instructor’s solutions without authorization.

The faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering are aware that required course materials may be financially prohibitive for some students. Any student whose participation in any course will be impacted by their ability to afford course materials should contact the instructor, the Department Head, or another faculty member for guidance.