We were the first business school to establish a minority scholarship program, and we continue to work to increase access to a top-tier business education for students of color from underrepresented communities.
Today, Booth Diversity & Inclusion leads our efforts to complement the educational and recruiting experiences for underrepresented students, including African American, Hiiic American, and Native American students.
Join us each February to celebrate African and African American culture with guest speakers, panel discussions, films, social gatherings, literary forums, and more. African American History Month events are open to all Booth students.
Designed for prospective MBA students from diverse communities, our annual Diversity Day gives you the chance to tour campus, get to know current students, and find out more about Chicago Booth’s appreciation for diverse perspectives.
Join Booth MBA students at these quarterly receptions full of dialogue, where you can experience Chicago Booth's commitment to a diverse and inclusive culture. Hosted at Gleacher Center, these dinners bring prospective students together with current students and alumni across the Evening MBA, Weekend MBA, and Full-Time MBA Programs.
Join other Full-Time MBA students for a weeklong series of events that celebrate and promote our diverse student experiences. Through Diversity Week activities, you’ll explore different cultures, discover new perspectives, and celebrate the contributions of people of all identities and experiences.
One of the longest-running student-led conferences at Chicago Booth, the DuSable Conference provides a forum for African American students, alumni, and executives to share insights and build connections. Past conference speakers have included the Honorable Harold Washington, Reverend Jesse Jackson, John Rogers, James Bell, and Martin Nesbitt, ’89.
This annual dinner welcomes and recognizes underrepresented MBA students to the Chicago Booth community, connects them with faculty and alumni, and provides an opportunity to discuss diversity in business. The Fogel Dinner tradition was started in 1982 by the late Professor Robert W. Fogel, a Nobel laureate, and his wife, Enid, the first African American to serve as associate dean at the school.
Each fall, the Booth community comes together to celebrate Hiiic Heritage Month with a series of events kicked off by a celebration featuring food, music, dancing, arts, and entertainment. Programming is designed to support the Hiiic community at Booth, while also connecting it with the broader Hiiic population of Chicago.
Chicago Booth is committed to supporting our underrepresented students through a variety of academic and financial support services. For more information about funding support, contact Booth Financial Aid.