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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At the Ivy College of Business, we strive to build a culture that celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion. It’s not just a statement in our strategic plan, although it is there. At Ivy, we celebrate having students, faculty, and staff from across Iowa, the United States, and the world. We show our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion all year long.

In many ways, we lead by example. We have a commitment to recruit and retain diverse faculty, staff, and students. We play a vital role in helping you (the future employee), companies, and future leaders meet the needs of the changing American workforce. Highlighting the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion is essential in preparing you for a successful future in business.

Here are a few examples of how we do this at the Ivy College of Business:

Director of Multicultural Student Success  

We have a dedicated member of our staff who advises, supports, and serves as an advocate for students who are African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Latino, and multiracial.  

The director: 

  • connects you to campus and community resources to promote retention. 
  • serves as the advisor to the Multicultural Business Network (MBN). This student organization helps Ivy students practice leadership, networking, interpersonal skills, and connects students with employers. 
  • coordinates “Lunch & Learn” and “Snack & Chat” events to share educational opportunities with students. 
  • collaborates with the university’s office of Multicultural Student Affairs Office (MSA) to provide programs.  

For more information, contact at 515-294-8300 or undergrad@iastate.edu.

Diversity Advisory Committee

Our designated Diversity Advisory Committee includes faculty and staff who are involved in initiatives and tasks that aim to cultivate a diverse and inclusive climate for the faculty, staff, and students of the Ivy College of Business. Even though many initiatives of the committee relate to faculty and staff, this is important for you. The committee solicits feedback on student experiences and promotes best practices among faculty in creating a more inclusive classroom environment.