Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
At Vanderbilt, you will enjoy working with and learning from people who offer a variety of perspectives in a community that values all types of diversity. Hear from our students and staff as they discuss diversity at Vanderbilt.
The leadership, faculty, staff, and students of Owen commit to the following:
- To cultivate a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community that challenges us to embrace lifelong personal and professional growth;
- To welcome a wide variety of viewpoints and engage thoughtfully and respectfully, even when doing so is uncomfortable;
- To value differences in race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, mental or physical ability, and other such personal characteristics; and
- To work towards removing systemic barriers to fulfilling our commitment.
At Vanderbilt, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. Because of that, we work with partners that will introduce us to diverse candidates, and we offer scholarships specifically for diverse prospective students.
Our affiliations with organizations such as the Forté Foundation for women; Management Leadership for Tomorrow, National Black MBA Association, Prospanica, and Association of Latino Professionals for America for minority students; Military MBA and Service Academy Career Conference for military students; Reaching Out for LGBTQIA+ students and allies; and Graduate Horizons for Native Americans are just a few of the ways we reach out to ensure a diverse group of students.
The Black VU
The Black VU is a visually recorded, thought-provoking, and in-depth discussion that offers multiple viewpoints on prevalent cultural conversation topics. The initiative is a series of unscripted discussions of diverse students and alumni from Vanderbilt Business.
What our students say
We are committed to helping students afford our programs by offering a significant number of scholarships. Click here for MBA scholarships. Click here for MS Finance scholarship opportunities. Diversity scholarships are awarded based on the degree to which a person has impacted or is likely to impact the learning of others based on their unique background.
At Vanderbilt, our diverse students have access to services and support university-wide. The following are helpful links: