Our commitment to belonging
Kellogg has a great responsibility, and distinct ability, to shape extraordinary leaders who create meaningful change in business and society. Explore the information and resources below to learn more about Kellogg’s long-term commitment to removing barriers to equity.
We are committed to fostering an environment of exemplary diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).
As organizations and markets continue to become more diverse, and therefore more complex, we must prepare our community members to be able to engage with that complexity effectively, ensuring people are being treated in an equitable manner and are immersed in an inclusive environment — where they can bring their full selves. Advancing DEI is not only the right thing to do but it’s the smart thing to do. And it’s through this commitment that we will generate value and measure our impact in the world.
Advancing DEI together
In order to uphold our commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, we’ve identified three strategic objectives: (1) value representation across a full spectrum of lived experience, demographics and perspectives, (2) increase academic exposure to research and frameworks related to harnessing the full potential of people and (3) provide an exemplary community experience.
Representation among students, staff and faculty
We are committed to a community with diverse representation across a broad spectrum of lived experience, demographics and perspectives. Previous years' efforts focused on fundraising, providing individual outreach and support from our admissions team, adopting a staff Diverse Candidate Slate policy and supporting the doctoral program pipeline.
Learn more about the events the Women’s Business Association at Kellogg hosted to celebrate and activate women leaders at the school and beyond.
Academic exposure to research and frameworks related to harnessing the full potential of people
In response to our community wanting to better understand how to advance DEI — as well as Kellogg’s own priority to equip students to effectively lead diverse teams — we launched several initiatives to address these needs. Here are just a few.
Bernie Banks ’08, Kellogg’s associate dean for leadership development and inclusion, gives insight into the design of Kellogg’s DEI Pathway, and how it uniquely prepares the next generation of leaders.
This is Kellogg: spotlight on DEI
More Than Words: Kellogg Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Panel
Honoring Black History Month
Provide an exemplary community experience
Our community members must be able to bring their full selves to Kellogg. It allows our community to reach their full potential and make the greatest impact beyond Kellogg. This requires full community participation and unyielding commitment.
Learn how our community strives to foster inclusion and belonging in Kellogg’s community experience:
“I’m honored to be growing on this journey at Kellogg and grateful to feel appreciated as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community,” Lance Wheeler ’22 MBA says.
Recent research shows that while increasing diversity has been a key goal across U.S. college campuses “far less attention is paid to what happens after we get people in the door.” Professor Nicole Stephens and her collaborators explore the diversity of people’s actual interactions at American universities.