Diversity & Inclusion

Our D&I Commitment

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We believe that diversity makes the College of Business stronger. Respect for others is one of our core values. We value our diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and we take pride in the fact that our students and faculty come from across the globe and represent many races, religions, genders, ethnicities, creeds, and ideologies. We are committed to valuing the many voices, ideas, and perspectives that our people bring to the table. We are also committed to creating and sustaining environments that are welcoming to all.

 

Jeffrey R. Brown
Josef and Margot Lakonishok Professor of Business and Dean

 

The Inclusive Culture Advocate Series

This workshop series grew out of feedback received from the College of Business staff culture climate survey from last fall.   The Inclusive Culture Advocate Series will provide faculty and staff with opportunities to expand their understanding and approach to diversity and inclusion.  As you know, Dean Brown has stated in the past that respect for others is a core value in the College of Business. We value our diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and we take pride in the fact that our students and faculty come from across the globe and represent different races, religions, identities, genders, ethnicities, and ideologies.

These workshops are a way for us to act on these values.  Over the next year, you will have an opportunity to participate in additional diversity and inclusion workshops on topics such as recognizing unconscious bias, women in business, and others.

The workshop series is optional, but everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.  You can sign up for session in the “upcoming workshops” section of this page.

If you have any questions, please contact LaTonya Wilkins at lwilkins@illinois.edu or (217) 300-9942.