Group of Diverse Students
Be Yourself in Business

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) aren’t just things we talk about; they’re an active part of who we are.

As a Ross BBA student, you’ll meet people from all walks of life. In fact, our diverse culture, made up of students and faculty from many different backgrounds, is one of our greatest strengths.  Learn, grow, and be challenged to look at problems from other points of view, just as you’ll do in business.

We think understanding identity and diversity is so important, we make it part of your entire experience at Ross.

The Experiences That Bring It To Life

These opportunities are available to Ross students of all genders, races, and ethnicities.

Inclusive Leaders Pathway

The Inclusive Leaders Pathway (ILP), formerly Identity & Diversity in Organizations (IDO), is a BBA degree requirement that is designed to introduce you to the concepts of diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging in the contexts of your business education and role as a future business leader. Students must complete all components of the milestone requirement, as outlined below, to receive the BBA degree. This includes successfully completing all milestone assignments embedded in the Ross Signature Learning Experiences or other delivery methods.

Curriculum by Year

Och Initiative for Women in Finance

Considering a career in finance? Through the Och Initiative for Women in Finance, you can gain access to resources, networking events, mentorship, and career support as you prepare for life after Ross. The Och Initiative is open to all Ross undergraduates, regardless of gender.

Och Initiative for Women in Finance

Student Clubs

Join one of the many student clubs where you’ll make new friends, find common interests, and focus on issues that inspire you.

Clubs & Involvement

The Teams That Make It Happen

Office of Undergraduate Programs

You can think of the Office of Undergraduate Programs (OUP) as the main avenue through which most diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives for the Ross BBA Program are coordinated. Coaching diversity case competitions, training students to lead diversity sessions, and promoting open and inclusive clubs, are just some of the many ways OUP works with students.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Ross should always be an enriching, diverse, and empowering place to learn. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion works directly with BBA students to make sure that it is. Consider this office your go-to for tools and information about inclusive spaces and programs at Ross.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Ross

BBA DEI Committee​

This student group champions initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion at Ross, and works with students, leadership, and minority groups to build meaningful connections.  

Contact​​ to learn more. 

We Welcome Everyone

Our outreach programs are designed to prepare students for the Ross experience. Learn more about how we’re helping first-year and high school students put their best foot forward.

Hail from north of Michigan’s Mighty Mac? Find yourself in good company. The U.P. Scholars Program helps bring students from the Upper Peninsula to the Ross and U-M community. U.P. Scholars receive significant financial support throughout their four years of undergraduate study, and benefit from program-specific activities like peer mentorship and leadership development.

An Inclusive Campus Community

The larger U-M community shares our commitment to diversity and inclusion. You’ll experience it on your teams, in your dorms, at your study groups — it’s in the fabric of our campus. You can also find many events and organizations across campus focused on this commitment, including:

Expect Respect Campaign: The Expect Respect campaign is an educational, campus-wide initiative that underscores the importance of community members who treat each other with dignity and respect. The campaign is in partnership with students, faculty, and staff.

Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives: The Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI) develops strategic programs, resources and opportunities that support cultural enrichment throughout the campus community, including the annual U-M Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium.

Trotter Multicultural Center: The Trotter Multicultural Center is dedicated to fostering intercultural engagement. It’s a space that supports those committed to social justice and diversity, where connections between and among communities are strengthened.

First Generation Students: Thousands of students at U-M are the first in their family to attend college. First Generation Students gives them useful networks and resources they can use to build community and thrive on campus.  

Spectrum Center: Through education, advocacy and community building, the Spectrum Center empowers students to thrive in a diverse, global society. A core focus of the Spectrum Center is enhancing campus climate and providing support services for the LGBTQIA2S+ campus community.

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