At Vanderbilt we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community.
Here is a place where you will be challenged to achieve your potential, find support as you shape your future, discover lifelong friends and mentors, and open doors to new possibilities.
If you are looking for a school where everyone looks or thinks like you, this is not the place. 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. We work with partners that will introduce us to diverse candidates and we offer scholarships specifically for diverse prospective students.
Partnerships. 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, Service Academy Career Conference, Reaching Out for LGBTQI students and allies, Graduate Horizons for Native Americans are just a few of the ways we reach out to ensure a diverse group of students.
Scholarships. 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.
Hear from our students and staff. Listen to this podcast where Consuela Knox, Director of Admissions Operations and Diversity Recruiting Manager, sat down with a diverse group of first- and second-year MBA students to discuss how Vanderbilt’s small, collaborative atmosphere takes shape and brings people together.
Vanderbilt diversity and inclusion resources. At Vanderbilt our diverse students have access to services and support university-wide. The following are helpful links: Office of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Disability Services, Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Office for Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence, Office of Religious Life and the University Counseling Center.
As an international student from Venezuela, I found many opportunities at Vanderbilt to showcase my culture, experiences and leadership style in a very welcoming environment. Vanderbilt fosters a culture of inclusiveness where all ideas are respected.
Gaby Rios PlazaCaracas, Venezula
Building relationships and interacting with people from so many diverse backgrounds and cultures at Vanderbilt not only enriched my learning experience, it enriched my life. Both in and outside the classroom my thinking was challenged and now I have a broader view of the world.
Todd JohnsonChicago, Illionois
After coming to Owen from the Marines, I immediately felt a sense of belonging similar to the close-knit nature of the military. The team-oriented culture was very familiar, and I was happy to be involved with another high-caliber group of people who respect and value each other’s unique experiences while also looking out for one another.
Trevor HuntUnited States Marine Corps