Diversity & Inclusion
A Commitment to Inclusion
Each Wisconsin Business PhD cohort brings together individuals from diverse backgrounds, including domestic students, international students, and students from underrepresented populations.
This creates an enriching experience for students, faculty, and alumni, who learn from each other’s differing perspectives—and, as a result, broaden their own.
The Wisconsin School of Business is a founding member of The PhD Project, a network of supporters, sponsors, and universities dedicated to increasing the diversity of corporate America by increasing the diversity of business school faculty. The School is also a founding member of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting diversity in business education and leadership by connecting underrepresented minorities with top-tier MBA programs.
Inclusion is a value that is fostered across the entire learning community at the Wisconsin School of Business. To help extend the culture of inclusion to all, the School schedules guest speakers with a diversity focus, as well as regular workshops for faculty, staff, and graduate students. As a community, we learn together to challenge our assumptions and expand our world view.
Doctoral students at the Wisconsin School of Business have access to a wide array of resources through UW–Madison, including networking organizations and centers that serve specific student populations.
- Graduate Research Scholar Communities (GRS) support underrepresented graduate students through individual advising and referrals to campus resources.
- The Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society seeks to develop a network of scholars from underrepresented populations. All PhD students at UW–Madison are eligible and may nominate themselves for membership.
- The Multicultural Graduate Network (MGN) is a resource for social networking, learning, and professional development, housed within the Graduate School at UW–Madison.
- The LGBT Campus Center provides education, outreach, advocacy, and resources for UW–Madison student communities and their allies.
- The McBurney Disability Resource Center provides resources, advising, and advocacy, as well as access to adaptive computer technology and assistive learning devices.
- The Veterans Services and Military Assistance Center at UW–Madison provides assistance and support services to students who are military veterans, including help navigating federal, state, and health benefits.
A variety of student organizations build cultural competence and contribute to a climate of inclusion. All students at the Wisconsin School of Business are welcome to participate.