Diversity & Inclusion

What is Diversity?

At the Wake Forest University School of Business, we define diversity very broadly. Diversity refers to the mix of differences individuals contribute to a defined setting (e.g. team, work unit, classroom) due to their identity with different groups. These social category groups can include race, ethnicity, gender, physical abilities, sexual orientation, age, religion, and socio-economic class, as well as other dimensions  that impact the way individuals think and behave.

What is Inclusion?

An organizational climate of inclusion is one in which human resource diversity is valued and in which individuals from diverse backgrounds feel welcomed and included.

Our Mission

In the School of Business, our mission is to advance the greater good through developing passionate ethical business leaders who achieve results with integrity through thought leadership that positively impacts the practice of business.

We believe that diversity and inclusion are essential practices for enabling us to develop students with the problem solving and critical thinking skills they will need to be effective leaders in organizations.

Our Commitment

We have three principles that guide our commitment to diversity and inclusion:

  1. The classroom should reflect the diversity and inclusion of the marketplace.
  1. Our students should graduate with a global mind-set.
  1. Faculty, staff, and students should be equipped with the skills to leverage diversity effectively and contribute to an inclusive classroom and work environment.


For more information, visit the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at Wake Forest University.