The increasingly diverse and global challenges that face our society today must be met by an equally diverse and global work force. Students with different backgrounds and perspectives must work together to overcome the challenges presented by competitive pressures in industries such as energy, national security, environmental protection and even healthcare. Diversity and inclusion programs at the college level provide a sense of professional identity and camaraderie to all students pursuing the same or similar degree programs. Colleges today are encouraged to identify support programs and staff to help transition underrepresented minorities into university life.