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.
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.
Dore Emerging Leaders Fellowship 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.”
Tippie offers numerous opportunities to take part in our DEI mission through service, student organizations, mentorship opportunities, and events.
Events & opportunities
BizEdge Mentorship Program
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.
Gateway Summer Program
A free, on-campus summer experience that gives underrepresented high school juniors an opportunity to learn about business majors.
Connects international and domestic students to share cultures and build friendships.
Black in Business
A series of programs designed to broaden the perspectives of Black students and expose them to mentorship opportunities.
National Diversity Case Competition
A two-day event hosted by the Kelley School of Business that brings together top-level, diverse students from across the country.
Reaching OUT in Business
Promotes professional development, provides support, and creates a welcoming environment for LGBTQ and ally students.
Women in Business
Offers networking events, summits, and leadership opportunities to support the success of women at Tippie.
Multicultural Business Student Association
Builds diversity on campus by offering opportunities to connect with organizations and people who value diversity.
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.’”