Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Tippie College of Business disavows racism, cruelty, and violence in any form. We are committed to being a place where members of our community feel valued—where we lift each other up, rather than tear each other down. We are unwavering in our commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through our people, our practices, and our programs. Read the full message from our dean.

Tippie DEI Action Plan

To live up to our commitment, we have adopted an action plan intended to increase diversity and inclusion, and foster equity in outcomes. We will deliver on our vision by:

All of these efforts are contained within one over-arching plan, the DEI Action Plan.

See the DEI Action Plan

Featured DEI Initiatives

Gateway Summer Program

Tippie’s Gateway Summer Program is a free, on-campus experience designed to increase understanding of business majors among high school juniors from diverse backgrounds. Students get to experience campus life at a Big Ten institution, discover career opportunities, and participate in interactive simulations, case studies, and company visits. Most importantly, they walk away with a clear understanding of what they need to do during their senior year to prepare for college, which classes to take, how to prioritize, and where to search for scholarships. 

We stay in touch with Gateway Summer Program participants through their senior year in high school—through the application process, financial aid, and scholarship applications—and provide help with common questions as they prepare to make their final college decisions. 

Dore Emerging Women Leaders Program

The Dore Emerging Women Leaders Program is a community of students, alumni, faculty, and staff who support and challenge each other to become authentic and empowered leaders. Members have access to learning and networking events, scholarships, and leadership development opportunities. Our community strives to develop each woman’s unique strengths and styles of leadership with the recognition that there’s no “one way” to be a leader. 

Student Story
Anibal Mares Marquez

“I was never pushed to think of myself at a higher level. But the Tippie Gateway program gave me the confidence to dream bigger.”

Get Involved

Tippie offers numerous opportunities to take part in our DEI mission through service, student organizations, mentorship opportunities, and events.

Events & Opportunities

BizEdge Mentors

A program to help students of color and first-generation business undergraduates support and empower each other.

DEI Ambassadors

Ambassadors assist the Undergraduate Program Office in the coordination and advocacy of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Students in the Gateway Program during a business visit

A free, on-campus summer experience that gives underrepresented high school juniors an opportunity to learn about business majors.

Tippie buddy students

Connects international and American students to share cultures and build friendships.

Woman presenting at black in business event

A series of programs designed to broaden the perspectives of Black students and expose them to mentorship opportunities.

Student Organizations

Reaching OUT in Business student members

Promotes professional development, provides support, and creates a welcoming environment for LGBTQ and ally students.

Women in Business student members

Offers networking events, summits, and leadership opportunities to support the success of women at Tippie. 

Female students in discussion

Empowers women in finance by providing workshops, discussions, and speakers who can help members navigate their options within the field of finance.

Greater China Business Association students

Provides training, resources, and networking opportunities to educate students on American-Chinese business relations, etiquette, and trends.

Tippie student

”As part of the Multicultural Business Student Association, we put on a Diversity in Business Summit. It was one of the moments that I thought, ‘This is going to matter.’” ~ Alejandro Murguia Ortiz, BBA Management