Diversity & Inclusion
Ideas are at the center of the Chicago Booth culture, and we believe that great ideas have many different fingerprints. It is necessary to have students with diverse backgrounds and multiple perspectives in order to arrive at the best ideas. It is this philosophy that has facilitated our long-standing commitment to diversity. Diversity is essential if we want to create an environment where we can continue to generate and refine ideas that truly impact the world we live in.
We actively recruit and support the LGBTQ community, women, and underrepresented students of color. The Admissions Office partners with several organizations to reach out and attract the best students by hosting admission events for underrepresented student populations.
BOOTH DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Booth Diversity & Inclusion leads our support efforts, serving as a liaison between students, Chicago Booth offices, and corporate partners to provide unique programming that complements both the educational and recruiting experiences. They plan numerous events to serve the professional needs of underrepresented students including African American, Hispanic American, Native American, female, and LGBTQ students enrolled in graduate business programs. Check out our programming.
CHICAGO BOOTH STUDENT GROUPS THAT FOCUS ON DIVERSITY
We have a number of student-led groups that focus on diversity and cultural awareness. Below are just a few:
- Coalition of Minorities in Business - The Coalition of Minorities in Business (CMB) is a student-led organization that provides students a platform for networking with peers and alumni, building community at Chicago Booth, educating future business leaders on the benefits of diversity, and reaching out to the wider community through service projects.
- Booth Pride Group - Booth Pride Group's mission is to foster growth in the LGBTQ Chicago Booth community by providing learning and career development opportunities.
- Graduate Women in Business - Graduate Women in Business is a nonprofit student association organized to provide women of Chicago Booth a forum for professional development and for mentoring and networking both within the school and in the community at large. Visit the group's webpage.
- Prospective students are invited to "Coffee and Tea with GWB" on weeknights at Gleacher Center throughout the quarter. Please email Assistant Director of Admissions Lindsay Badeaux for more information and to reserve your spot.
ADMISSIONS DIVERSITY EVENTS
Interested in experiencing diversity at Booth firsthand? Then join us for a Diversity Dinner, attend a Booth Women Connect event, or learn about diverse cultural backgrounds through other Booth groups and special events. For more information and to register, please visit our Diversity Events page.
For students of color seeking further information please contact:
Senior Assistant Director, Admissions
For women seeking further information please contact:
Stephanie Basáñez Gunn
Senior Associate Director, Admissions