Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Where You Belong
Rawls College is dedicated to fostering a community in which all students, staff and faculty feel accepted and appreciated. We exist in an interconnected world and strive to educate our students to become globally conscious business leaders. To that end, we encourage our students, staff and faculty to recognize and value diverse perspectives throughout their careers.
Diversity encompasses all the unique characteristics that students, staff, and faculty bring to the Rawls College. It includes gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation/identity, socio-economic condition, education, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, and so much more.
Equity is the promise to strive toward fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement of all students, staff, and faculty, while striving to identify and eliminate barriers that prevent full participation.
Inclusion means that students, staff, and faculty move beyond merely recognizing individual differences to welcoming and valuing the contributions that individual differences make to the innovative, engaged, and impactful business education experience in the Rawls College.
“A diversity of viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences helps organizations make better decisions while promoting inclusion and empowering everyone.”
“My goal is to increase engagement in DEI discussions, and to foster an environment where personal interactions, learning, and understanding are the outcome. I believe that not only does everyone deserve a seat at the table, but also a voice at that table.”
“My goal for our school is improved diversity and inclusivity, a familial culture with ever-increasing diverse representation and true belonging.”
Meet the Committee
This group of students, staff and faculty from a diverse range of orientations, backgrounds and experiences facilitate programming, discussions and innovative practices that will continue to build an equitable and inclusive community at Rawls College.
Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend events focused around diversity, equity and inclusion. Workshops are held throughout the semester, as well as, annual events such as the Rawls Diversity Symposium.