The Eli Broad College of Business is dedicated to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive community that empowers our faculty, staff, students and alumni to achieve true collaborative excellence.
Our vision at the Broad College is to be a leader in diversity, equity and inclusion, with best-in-class practices, policies and achievements. We are committed to building an inclusive environment – one that recognizes and respects people of all backgrounds and experiences. This commitment is rooted in the firm belief that true collaborative excellence is only possible when there is mutual respect, accountability and transparency. These values must pervade everything we do.
In January 2018, the MSU Council of Deans committed to a new set of values that enhances MSU’s core value of “inclusion” to the underlying culture and climate at the university. This is also one of the major themes outlined in the Broad College Strategic Plan, and as such we have taken and are continuing to take intentional actions through our programmatic initiatives, curricular content and personnel decisions.
While our efforts have made considerable progress, there is more work to be done to make MSU and the Broad College a welcoming home for people of diverse backgrounds and to inspire us all to do our best work. Together, we, as Spartans, are up to the challenge.
Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean
To create a culture that is transparent, open, trusting, and safe.
To cultivate caring and accountable leadership.
To empower everyone to be engaged in a community that is inclusive and equitable.
Short-term (1-2 years): To be a leader at MSU with best-in-class practices, policies and achievements in enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Longer-term (2-4 years): To be a leader among the Big 10 and peer business schools and become an exemplar with the best-in-class practices, policies and achievements in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We will seek to involve faculty, staff, students, alumni, employers, advisory boards, and other supporters in our DEI efforts
We will ensure that our DEI efforts cover the entire spectrum of our programs and activities, including engaging in signature endeavors that signal distinct expertise
We will strive to embed our DEI efforts pervasively in our curriculum, scholarly activity, and interactions with the community
We will aspire to meet ambitious goals and targets and be accountable to our stakeholders for our performance
We’ve brought together a diverse team of faculty and staff to guide actions that the Broad College is taking.