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Commitment To Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

The Scheller College of Business is nestled in a city that has a rich history in civil and human rights. At the Scheller College, we embrace diversity as one of the foundations of both successful business strategy and a world-class educational experience.

We share Georgia Tech’s dedication to promoting the understanding and appreciation of human differences and the constructive expression of ideas. We welcome individuals of different race, ethnicity, culture, religion, language, socioeconomic status, citizenship, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability. And we celebrate the interactions that occur when students bring a diversity of life experience into the classroom.

Scheller College values and respects the diversity in its myriad forms represented throughout the College. Scheller has a long-standing commitment to recruiting, supporting, and advancing women and professionals of color across all of its programs.

Diversity in all of its forms is one of Georgia Tech's greatest strengths. We are committed to creating a culture of 'inclusive excellence' at the Scheller College where all individuals feel invested and engaged in our business school's mission.
Dean Maryam Alavi
Diversity at Scheller College
Women at Scheller College

Partner organizations


Scheller College is a member of Forté, a non-profit working to launch women into successful and significant careers. Forté's agenda builds on its founding commitment to increase the number of women in the early business pipeline, and creates partnerships with academic and advocacy groups, as well as its own sponsors, to attract and retain women in business careers. Women can join Forté for free to gain access to business education, role models, professional networks, and leadership training at:

Women in Technology 

Scheller College is connected with the ranks of the top technology women in Georgia by partnering with Women in Technology (WIT). For more than 20 years, WIT has been striving to progress the role of women in the tech industry and to better STEM education opportunities for girls. The organization's work advances women in technology—from the classroom to the boardroom—by providing advocacy, leadership development, networking, mentoring, and technology education.

Scheller Clubs

Women in Business

Women in Business is a student-led organization at the Scheller College. Through social activities, professional development events and career-networking opportunities, the club supports and empowers Scheller MBAs to become successful business leaders.

U.S. Underrepresented Minorities

Partner organizations

Management Leadership for Tomorrow

Scheller College is a proud member of the Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), a distinguished nonprofit organization dedicated to empower African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans with the skills, coaching, and connections they need to lead organizations and communities worldwide. MLT helps partner schools better reflect the rich diversity of the global business community and society by providing unique insights, actionable strategies, and efficient access to the best pool of diverse MBA candidates.

We had the opportuntity to connect with 300 MLT MBA Prep participants June 16-18, 2017 at their summer conference, which was hosted right here at Scheller College. As hosts for the event, we were able to showcase why our school is an ideal business school for career advancement and management education.

National Black MBA Association

We support the mission of the National Black MBA Association, which is comprised of minority MBAs, business professionals, and MBA students. Each year, a large number of Scheller College students attend the National Black MBA Conference, one of the largest professional development and job recruitment events in the nation attracting more than 9,000 attendees. Scheller College provides support and preparation services to our students attending the conference both before and during the events, including practice interviews, workshops on conference management, and engaging alumni as industry experts.


Focus is a program that raises awareness of graduate education to underrepresented minority students. It is designed to attract the best and brightest students across the nation and encourage them to pursue graduate degrees at Georgia Tech. Current third- and fourth-year undergraduate students are invited to apply to attend this program, which gives participants an opportunity to visit Scheller College, obtain assistance with the application process, and gain insight into financial resources.

Scheller Clubs

Blacks in Business

Blacks in Business is dedicated to the academic, professional and personal development of its members. The organization supports the recruitment of diverse students to the Scheller College of Business and welcomes all Georgia Tech students who support its goals. Its mission is to promote the advancement of all Blacks in Business members through the provision of quality resources that foster the successful progression from student members to highly effective Scheller College alumni.

International students
Scheller College MBA students participating in Diwali

Scheller Clubs

International Committee

Georgia Tech is a global institution that thrives on the contributions from its diverse student population. This student-led club provides support and programming that celebrates international heritages. It provides an opportunity for students to connect with other international members of the Scheller College community, as well as introducing all MBA students to various world cultures and traditions.

Veterans Day parade at Georgia Tech

Scheller Club

Scheller Veterans Club

This student-led group is committed to assisting transitioning service members and veterans who are interested in pursuing an MBA. Members take great pride in their military experience and are proud to be a part of the Scheller community. 

We value the leadership and problem-solving abilities that military service men and women bring to our MBA programs. We're committed to helping you develop the skills and network you need to succeed with military friendly MBA programs for active-duty and reserve personnel, as well as veterans. 

Read more about our Georgia Tech Military Connection

Scheller College Pride MBA at ROMBA

Partner Organizations

Reaching Out MBA

Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) empowers LGBTQIA MBA students to become professionals who will lead the way to equality in business education, in the workplace, and throughout society. Through its programming, anchored by its annual conference, ROMBA educates students about the opportunities and challenges of being an LGBTQIA MBA student and business leader, inspires and enables them to be leaders in their careers and in society and builds connections among each other.

Scheller Club

Scheller Pride

Scheller Pride is a club for LGBTQIA students and allies to provide a supportive environment that will enhance the social, academic, and career experiences of current and future prospective LGBTQIA students, allies, and partners at Scheller College. The club establishes relationships and fosters dialogue with employers and alumni who value a diverse workplace and strive to equip future business leaders to be advocates in the workplace.

Georgia Tech’s Resources and Inclusion Position

Georgia Tech Institute Diversity
Institute to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
Student Diversity and Inclusion