At Kellogg, we have a steadfast commitment to diversity and inclusion. One of the many ways we showcase this commitment is through student organizations such as Pride@Kellogg (P@K).
From May 2-6, Pride@Kellogg (P@K) hosted the second annual LGBT Ally Week with the aim of celebrating diversity and raising awareness of LGBT issues and rights. The week featured 10 different social and speaker events targeting different members of the Kellogg audience, with topics ranging from LGBT individuals in sports to tips for being a better Ally in the workplace.
Throughout the course of the week, more than 230 people attended six speaker events. There was also a solid showing for two social events and a series of small group dinner discussions focused on relevant topics. The week culminated with LGBT Preview Day, which invited prospective students from across the country to experience a day in the life of a Kellogg student.
Kellogg’s Office of Admissions and the Gay and Lesbian Management Association are excited to welcome students to campus on Friday, Nov. 14, for LGBT Preview Day. Students will be able to:
Kellogg School of Management was awarded second place as well as Gold Status in the Friendfactor MBA Ally Challenge this week. The challenge, which took place over the course of the 2013-2014 school year, measured the success of each participating school in creating ally initiatives and an inclusive environment for LGBT students.
In addition to winning second place overall, Kellogg placed first in the inclusion score and activities categories and was one of only three schools to receive Gold Status.
Learn more about what Kellogg is doing to create an inclusive environment for LGBT students from Nisa Agrawal ’14, co-chair of Kellogg’s ally team:
During the 2013-2014 school year, Friendfactor selected Kellogg to participate in the Friendfactor MBA Ally Challenge. When I learned about this challenge, a sense of excitement overcame me — we now had the chance to show the world what an inclusive community we have here at Kellogg, as well as to help raise awareness of matters impacting the LGBT community. Through the competition, we are compared to the other programs based on the following factors:
I’m happy to say that as we near the end of fall quarter, we are in second place (out of 12 programs) with only Ross ahead of us. We also are the only school to have been awarded silver status (and gold is definitely within reach for us!).
Participating in this Challenge has made me aware of a couple of things, which I am hoping to enhance in my tenure as Ally Co-Chair:
To learn more about the MBA Ally Challenge, please visit http://www.friendfactor.org/mba-ally-challenge. I can’t wait to see how things fare throughout the rest of the year!
Nisa Agrawal, 2Y – Class of 2014, is originally from the Chicagoland area. Prior to Kellogg, she was an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers but came to Kellogg with a desire to move into marketing. As an Ally Co-Chair for the Gay and Lesbian Management Association (GLMA), Nisa enjoys helping her fellow peers learn more about issues impacting the LGBT community. In her free time, Nisa enjoys spending time with family and friends, singing, dancing and teaching Zumba.