Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We are excited to host our Diversity & Inclusion Symposium on Friday November 8 from 8:30am to 4:30pm. The Symposium will allow attendees from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives to discuss, learn, and share experiences about trending topics within the diversity and inclusion space. Attendees will include current and prospective MBA students, alumni, Owen faculty and staff, as well as corporate and community partners.

If you are planning to attend the Diversity & Inclusion Symposium as a current student, alum, faculty member, staff member, corporate partner, or community partner, please select “” when registering for the event.



Additional Information for Prospective Students

If you are a prospective student who is interested in the Diversity & Inclusion space including the advancement of women, underrepresented minorities, and the LGBT community, we invite you to participate in the Symposium.

For those traveling from outside the Nashville metro area, we have a limited number of travel award packages (reimbursement up to $300 and up to 3 nights of double occupancy hotel accommodations*) available to prospective students who are attending both the Symposium and Discover Weekend.

To be considered for the travel award package you must:

  • Have registered for the Symposium and Discover Weekend. (Register Here)
  • Have started a Fall 2020 MBA Application (Apply Now)
  • Have completed and submitted the D&I Travel Award Application (Application link provided in the registration confirmation e-mail.)
  • Have attended both the Diversity & Inclusion Symposium and Discover Weekend on November 8 and 9

Travel award applicants will be selected and notified within 2 weeks of receiving their completed application.

*Terms and conditions may apply and you will receive full details if selected as a recipient of the travel award package. 

Planning Your Visit:
Plan to arrive Thursday afternoon or evening. The Symposium ends Friday afternoon and Discover Weekend will end on Saturday night.