At Michigan Ross, we are proud to promote and foster a community among LGBTQ+ students and allies, and provide resources that support your academic pursuits, personal interests, and career plans.
Ross was rated one of the most LGBT-friendly business schools in the nation by the LGBT rights organization for straight allies Friendfactor’s MBA Ally Challenge, which evaluates business schools based on LGBT-oriented events, participation rates, and outcomes.
Not only will you feel welcomed and comfortable at Ross, but you’ll find that the supportive network extends throughout the U-M community as well as the city of Ann Arbor, which is recognized as one of the nation’s most LGBT-friendly cities, earning a high score in the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.
Student Organizations and Clubs
Out for Business
Out for Business at Ross (OFB) is the official LGBTQ+ association for Ross BBA and MBA students. With LGBTQ+ members and engaged allies, OFB is an active part of the school's vibrant community. OFB seeks to integrate the greater Ross community and encourage dialogue about the unique issues that LGBTQ+ people face in the workplace and in society. The group organizes a variety of social and educational events that foster a sense of community and build awareness.
Out for Business at Ross also provides extensive support to members in their career searches, offering resources such as:
- Mentoring — Second-year MBA students actively support incoming students as they navigate the internship recruitment process, helping with cover letters, resume reviews, and more.
- On-Campus Recruiting — OFB works with a wide variety of firms to facilitate the recruiting process for LGBTQ+ students at Ross. The group works with companies to set up numerous networking opportunities specifically for LGBTQ+ students.
- Off-Campus Recruiting — OFB helps students connect with additional firms through mentorship and participation in the annual Reaching Out MBA conference.
U-M Spectrum Center
The University of Michigan Spectrum Center is committed to enriching the campus experience and developing students as individuals and as members of communities.
Out for Business sponsors National Coming Out Week awareness events, the annual MBgAy Fundraiser, and more.