Our commitment to belonging
Kellogg has a great responsibility, and distinct ability, to shape extraordinary leaders who create meaningful change in business and society. Explore the information and resources below to learn more about Kellogg’s long-term commitment to removing barriers to equity.
We are committed to fostering an environment of exemplary diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).
As organizations and markets continue to become more diverse, and therefore more complex, we must prepare our community members to be able to engage with that complexity effectively, ensuring people are being treated in an equitable manner and are immersed in an inclusive environment — where they can bring their full selves. Advancing DEI is not only the right thing to do but it’s the smart thing to do. And it’s through this commitment that we will generate value and measure our impact in the world.
Kellogg Inclusion Coalition
Co-chaired by Deans Francesca Cornelli and Bernie Banks ’08, the Kellogg Inclusion Coalition (KIC) is a task force composed of representatives from our community, including faculty, staff, students and alumni. KIC members meet and collaborate regularly to identify, drive and complete our DEI initiatives throughout the year.
Advancing DEI together
In order to uphold our commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, we’ve identified three strategic objectives: (1) increase representation, (2) increase academic exposure to DEI research and frameworks and (3) improve daily equitable and inclusive community experience.
Representation among students, staff and faculty
We are committed to increasing and supporting diverse representation among our entire community. Last year’s efforts focused on fundraising, providing individual outreach and support from our admissions team, adopting a Diverse Candidate Slate policy and supporting the doctoral program pipeline.
Committed to a diverse and inclusive community, Kellogg makes applying more accessible. Hear from Christine Mayer, director of admissions, on expanding the application fee waiver program.
Academic exposure to DEI research and frameworks
In response to our community wanting to better understand how to advance DEI — as well as Kellogg’s own priority to equip students to effectively lead diverse teams — we launched several initiatives to address these needs. Here are just a few.
Bernie Banks ’08, Kellogg’s associate dean for leadership development and inclusion, gives insight into the design of Kellogg’s DEI Pathway, and how it uniquely prepares the next generation of leaders.
This is Kellogg: spotlight on DEI
More Than Words: Kellogg Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Panel
Honoring Black History Month
Equitable and inclusive community experience
Our community members must be able to bring their full selves to Kellogg. It allows our community to reach their full potential and make the greatest impact beyond Kellogg. This requires full community participation and unyielding commitment.
Learn how our community strives to foster equity and inclusion in Kellogg’s community experience:
“I’m honored to be growing on this journey at Kellogg and grateful to feel appreciated as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community,” Lance Wheeler ’22, EMBA Program says.
In this special podcast episode of “The Insightful Leader,” Professor Nicholas Pearce and Google’s Ginny Clarke discuss the moral responsibility of leaders to finally address antiblack racism in corporate culture.