Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The David Eccles School of Business is committed to fostering an inclusive culture by embracing diversity and equity in all its forms. It’s important that our students, staff, faculty, and guests feel included and represented at the Eccles School. We insist on a climate of diversity, equity, and inclusion, not just because it creates a safe place for everyone, but because we’re all better and more empathetic people when we learn what it’s like to live in someone else’s shoes. Because of this, the David Eccles School of Business and the University of Utah offer clubs, events, initiatives, and many other resources to foster an inclusive environment.

The Eccles Experience is for everyone.

Working toward a more inclusive future.

We know that diversity, equity, and inclusion require long-term commitment, and we are working toward creating a more inclusive and equitable culture at the Eccles School. An Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee have created a framework with two overarching commitments that will guide our work, Ensuring Equitable Systems and Fostering an Inclusive Environment, in order to support a vibrant culture that welcomes, celebrates, and respects all experiences and identities.

The plan is not meant to be exhaustive, but rather provide a framework for the Eccles School community departments, programs, and units to develop specific and measurable plans for developing a more inclusive Eccles future.

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Office for Student Inclusion

The Office for Student Inclusion (OSI) strives to cultivate an inclusive environment through the development of student and community-focused initiatives. We are committed to ensuring all forms of diversity are understood and valued. OSI also collaborates with Eccles staff and faculty to develop or refine lessons and classroom activities that focus on diversity and inclusion. We work closely with other offices across the university to host workshops, events, and training including the Office of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion.

Inclusion Week

Inclusion Week is the premier EDI event of the academic year. Inclusion Week celebrates our diverse community and aims to strengthen the inclusive culture at the Eccles School. It features a variety of events including speakers, book discussions, service projects, a business case competition, and more! Inclusion Week is typically held the first week of February. The week wraps up with our annual Inclusion & Business Strategy Case Competition where students create create strategic solutions to real-world problems.

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