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.
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:
- Drawing strength from the University of Iowa’s rich legacy of promoting social progress
- Building advocacy among our ranks through Tippie's DEI Committee
- Investing in targeted programming and offering ways for students to get involved
All of these efforts are contained within one overarching plan, the DEI Action Plan.
Featured DEI initiatives
Tippie’s BizEdge community is a program created for students of color and first-generation students to help them thrive throughout their collegiate experience. A continuation of the Gateway Summer Program for high school juniors, BizEdge supports business undergraduates through mentorship, scholarships, networking, alumni events, and more.
Over 20 scholarships were awarded to BizEdge members in 2019 alone, as well as many internship opportunities. The program also provides opportunities for students to connect with and learn from each other through the BizEdge Mentorship program.
The Dore Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program is part of the Dore-Tippie Women’s Leadership Program at the Tippie College of Business. We inducted our inaugural class of Emerging Leaders in 2020-2021 and invite a new class of freshmen each year.
“I was never pushed to think of myself at a higher level. But the Tippie Gateway program gave me the confidence to dream bigger.”
A mentoring program designed to help students of color and first-generation business undergraduates support and empower each other.
Ambassadors assist the Undergraduate Program Office in the coordination and advocacy of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
Connects international and domestic students to share cultures and build friendships.
A series of programs designed to broaden the perspectives of Black students and expose them to mentorship opportunities.
Promotes professional development, provides support, and creates a welcoming environment for LGBTQ and ally students.
Offers networking events, summits, and leadership opportunities to support the success of women at Tippie.
Empowers women in finance by providing workshops, discussions, and speakers who can help members navigate their options within the field of finance.
”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.’”