We believe that leaders come from diverse backgrounds and bring with them perspectives that have been shaped by their own unique personal and professional experiences.
Students who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender bring with them a valuable point of view to contribute to the community.
Our small size strategically positions us to address individual student needs. We believe the diversity of our student body is crucial to making our program as strong and collaborative as it is today. We draw our strength from the differences of our students, and we work to build common ground. People come from every imaginable background, blending cultures, ambitions and life experience, all while working toward a common goal.
Reaching Out MBA Conference
Reaching Out is the annual conference of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) graduate business school students. Each year 1,000 students, business leaders and recruiters gather in mid-October at a given host location. The Tepper School sends several students to the conference each year to participate. Students also typically attend the Leadership summit the spring in Chicago, which is a weekend of leadership development, networking and skill-sharing with fellow LGBT leaders from the leading MBA programs across the nation.
From professional to cultural, there is a Tepper Club and Organization for almost every interest, with new clubs forming each year. Additionally, our Graduate Business Association offers leadership opportunities and a way for students to contribute immediately to the success of the school through unprecedented access to school leaders.
Out&Allied aims to provide a supportive environment to enhance the social, academic and career experiences of current and prospective LGBT students, allies and partners at the Tepper School, establish relationships and foster dialogue with employers and alumni who value a diverse workplace, equip future business leaders to be advocates in the workplace, and link the social and professional network of Out&Allied to similar groups from other business schools and the greater community.