Diversity and Inclusion

Over the years, the definition of “diversity” has evolved and expanded. There is no single, universally accepted definition of the word. We understand and embrace the inherent value of a vibrant student body and community that encompasses a wide spectrum of backgrounds, ideas and experiences.

The Farmer School of Business celebrates diversity as a strength and believe that it creates a competitive advantage. We embrace an inclusive concept of diversity that considers people from a variety of under-represented groups, including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, military or service affiliation, gender identity, sexual identity, and sexual orientation.

As scholars and educators, we recognize the competitive landscape that our soon-to-be graduates will face as they embark upon their careers. To succeed in a global marketplace, our graduates must be more creative and nimble. To prepare them, we must attract and retain diverse students, faculty and staff who bring with them a variety of experiences, beliefs and skills. Welcoming all types of diversity and leveraging the individual talents of all students, and faculty is a critical component inherent in all world class business schools.