Diversity & Inclusion

Contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion:

Debra Langford
Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion
Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California
3670 Trousdale Parkway, Bridge Hall 204G, MC0806
Los Angeles, CA  90089-0806

Learn more about the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives 


On-Campus Events

USC Marshall Diversity Summit 
December 1-2, 2017

Learn about the USC Marshall MBA program and why a Marshall MBA is a great step towards your future career goals. This event is a partnership with MBA Admissions and the BGBL and LMBA student clubs. Attendees will be provided insights into how to apply, program offerings, and career resources. You’ll interact with the USC Marshall community; students, faculty, alumni, and staff. If you are interested in attending, please submit your RSVP today. We will accept RSVPs until we’ve reached capacity.

USC Marshall Women’s Forum
Dates: TBA

Join us at this Marshall MBA admissions event organized in partnership with USC Marshall Graduate Women in Business (GWIB) to learn about the Marshall MBA Program and other aspects of our MBA experience. Network with current students, alumni, admissions representatives and other prospective students. Learn about the admissions process, career resources, student life and the benefits of a Marshall MBA from women students and alumna. Enjoy a mock class and don’t miss the opportunity to complete your admissions interview while on campus.

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Partnerships & Affiliations


The Consortium

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management seeks to enhance diversity in business education and leadership by helping to reduce the significant under-representation of African-Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans and Native Americans in member schools’ enrollment and in the ranks of management. USC Marshall School of Business has been a member school since 1968.

USC Marshall Student Liaisons

Forté Foundation

A consortium of major corporations, leading business schools, and influential non-profit organizations, the Forté Foundation is a powerful change agent that provides information, scholarships and networking opportunities for talented women interested in leadership roles in business. The USC Marshall MBA Program is proud to be a member of the Foundation.

USC Marshall Forte Ambassadors:
Yuliana Mendez:
Laju Obasaju:

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)

MLT equips African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans with the skills, coaching and connections they need to lead organizations and communities worldwide. We propel our Rising Leaders at all stages: from college to a first job, from B-School to the C-Suite. More than 100 partners – corporations, social enterprises and universities – amplify our efforts and rely on us for top talent and data-driven insights into expanding the diverse leadership pipeline.


Prospanica (formerly NSHMBA)

The mission of Prospanica is to increase the number of Hispanics graduating from MBA programs through scholarships, professional development, and mentorship.

National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)

National Black MBA Association strives to be the premier business organization serving Black professionals.

The Robert Toigo Foundation

Founded in 1989 by Robert and Sue Toigo, the Toigo Foundation offers an Toigo MBA Fellowship. Their goal is to find and support the best minority MBA candidates with a passion for finance.

Reaching Out MBA

Reaching Out MBA focuses on connecting the LGBT MBA community. The organization, provides year round programming for students and professionals anchored by the annual ROMBA conference. USC Marshall participates in the MBA Summit & Expo for prospective LGBTQ students during the ROMBA conference. USC Marshall is also a participant in the Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship.


The Friendfactor is an LGBT rights organization for straight friends. USC Marshall participates in the MBA Ally Challenge, a competition among business schools to build LGBT-inclusive campuses.

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Student Groups
Black Graduate Business Leaders (BGBL)


BGBL is dedicated to helping MBAs of African descent become successful leaders in academia and business. In addition BGBL strives to strengthen the economic, intellectual, and cultural wealth of the African-American community. BGBL strives to illustrate to the Marshall student body, alumni and potential employers that diverse perspectives strengthen our value proposition and help build stronger, more inclusive communities. Ultimately BGBL’s goal is to build networks that result in formal and informal career advancement opportunities for our members.

Gay and Lesbian Association (GALA)


The USC Marshall Gay and Lesbian Association (GALA) provides professional development, social networking, and advocacy opportunities to all Marshall graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The organization serves as a forum to address the unique professional concerns of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender graduate business students.

Graduate Women in Business (GWiB)

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Founded in 1993, USC Marshall Graduate Women in Business (GWiB) is a student led organization focused on the advancement of women in business. We believe that by bringing together current graduate students, alumnae, faculty, distinguished business leaders, and community members, we can achieve our mission to help develop the next generation of female business leaders.

We hope to inspire and empower female business students by providing mentoring, enriching education and networking opportunities. GWiB is dedicated to supporting women to reach their full professional potential as they explore the opportunities and unique challenges facing women in today’s business world.

Latino Management & Business Association (LMBA)


The LMBA is committed to developing knowledge of the Latin American market, strengthening our network of key Latin American business leaders, and working to increase the number of Latinos at the Marshall School of Business.

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