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 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 and Inclusion at Ross

DEI BBA Task Force

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 bbacouncildeitaskforce@umich.edu to learn more. 


The Experiences That Bring It To Life 

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

Identity & Diversity in Organizations (IDO) Curriculum Requirement

So here’s how it works. Various interactive events that focus on identity and diversity in organizations are held on campus. You’ll choose one to attend each year starting your sophomore year. Afterward, you’ll reflect on how the event shaped your viewpoint and write about it in a graded paper. 

You’ll also test your cultural intelligence (CQ). Don’t worry, it’s not for a grade. But, our CQ assessments are a valuable way to measure how you evolve at Ross  and how we know students are ready to positively impact business. 

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 Voices

What Is It Like to Be a Woman on Wall Street?

I just visited some of the most important banks on Wall Street with 24 of my fellow female Ross BBA students, and it gave me goose bumps.

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


We Welcome Everyone 

Outreach Programs 

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.

Outreach Programs


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 LGBTQ+ campus community.

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