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) increase representation, (2) increase academic exposure to DEI research and frameworks and (3) improve daily equitable and inclusive community experience.
Representation among students, staff and faculty
We are committed to increasing and supporting diverse representation among our entire community. Last year’s efforts focused on fundraising, providing individual outreach and support from our admissions team, adopting a Diverse Candidate Slate policy and supporting the doctoral program pipeline.
Kellogg proudly joins The Consortium
The Consortium is the nation's largest diversity network linking top-tier students, MBA programs and providing merit-based scholarships. Hear from Crystal Fazal, director of diversity admissions, on what the partnership means for Kellogg.
Academic exposure to DEI research and frameworks
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.
Kellogg’s DEI Pathway: Honoring our purpose through the lens of DEI
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
Equitable and inclusive 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 equity and inclusion in Kellogg’s community experience:
Growing my values & living my authentic self at Kellogg
“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.
How much do students from different backgrounds actually interact?
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.