Full-Time MBA

LGBTQ

Chicago Booth provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all students. We are committed to increasing access to top-tier business education for members of the LGBTQ community. In partnership with the groups and associations listed below, we continue to work toward a greater percentage of LGBTQ students at Booth, while at the same time providing support and networking opportunities.


Resources and Support

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Chicago Booth Groups

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OUTreach - OUTreach is an active Chicago Booth student group working to advance social and professional opportunities for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender members of the Chicago Booth community. Membership includes students from both the Full-Time and Part-Time programs, and the group provides a great way for current students to build contacts with LGBTQ alumni and students at other business schools as well. OUTreach participates in a number of specialized recruiting events with firms in various industries throughout the year. Additionally, the group hosts a variety of social activities for personal and cultural enlightenment, including awareness events for the general MBA population, informational dinners for admitted students, and networking events with the University of Chicago's LGBTQ community.

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Partnerships

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Reaching Out LGBT MBA (ROMBA) - Chicago Booth is proud to work in partnership with organizations to identify and encourage talented LGBTQ prospective students to apply for admission to Chicago Booth, as well as to provide networking opportunities.  Specifically, Chicago Booth partners with Reaching Out LGBT MBA, an organization that educates and facilitates connections of current LGBT MBA students, professionals, and alumni with graduates at partnering business schools worldwide.

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Events

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Chicago Booth hosts several events for LGBTQ students that take place both on and off campus. We encourage you to visit our Diversity Events page for opportunities to engage at functions throughout the year. Here are a few that we either host or attend annually: 

Reaching Out Annual LGBT MBA Conference - Hosted by various business schools across the country, this conference is a great opportunity to speak with representatives from Admissions in addition to members of OUTreach about the program and specifics of the LGBTQ community at Booth. 

Diversity Day - You are invited to spend the day on campus with current students to share in their personal experiences at Chicago Booth and learn more about our MBA program. In addition to meeting many members of our community, you can see all of the different ways to leverage leadership opportunities while in school as well as attend career and industry focused panels. Diversity Day is organized by Chicago Booth's student Affinity Groups: African American MBA Association (AAMBAA), Hispanic American Business Students Association (HABSA), OUTreach, and the Armed Forces Group (AFG). 

Robert and Enid Fogel Dinner - Each year, a dinner is hosted by Diversity Affairs and held at Chicago Booth's Gleacher Center. The tradition was started by the late Nobel Prize winner, professor Robert Fogel, and his late wife, Enid, who was the first African American to serve as associate dean at the school. The evening fosters Booth's continuing legacy of commitment to its diversity population and includes words of support from Chicago Booth's Dean's Office, members of Booth staff, and corporate sponsors.