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At Purdue University, we believe in accessible education for all. As an institution that values diversity, we provide opportunities for high-potential minority talents to transform into high-impact leaders. The inclusion of different backgrounds in the education process is one of the cornerstones of the Krannert experience. That's why we established the Dr. Cornell A. Bell Business Opportunity Program (BOP) back in 1968, the first program to increase diversity and give all students access to a world-class management education at a major business school. Krannert's Jane Brock-Wilson Women in Management Center was also developed to help students succeed in a diverse and changing workforce, support the leadership development of women throughout their careers, and influence thought and behavior in global business settings.

As a university, Purdue will go on creating a diverse campus world where the differences among students are both seamless and leveraged at the same time.

At the Krannert School of Management, you will feed off the encouragement to exceed your own expectations. As our students simply put it, "We are all one Krannert Family."


On-Campus Groups & Resources

Division of Diversity and Inclusion: Purdue's Division of Diversity and Inclusion serves to create and sustain a welcoming campus where all students can excel, to increase and retain the diverse makeup of the student body, faculty and staff at Purdue, and to prepare all students to thrive in Purdue's diverse, global environment. Information is also provided through the Diversity Resource Office.

Office of Institutional Equity: The university's Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) supports Purdue University's mission to promote human and intellectual diversity by providing equal access and opportunity through fostering an inclusive environment for all members of the University community.

Cultural and Resource Centers: Purdue University offers resources for a variety of ethnic, cultural and sexual identity backgrounds such as the Black Cultural CenterLatino Cultural CenterNative American Educational and Cultural CenterLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Center, and others. Visit the Division of Diversity and Inclusion website to learn more about Purdue's other Cultural and Resource Centers.

Veterans Success Center: The university's Veterans Success Center (VSC) provides an array of resources and support for veteran students and those still serving in the military, as well as their dependents. The VSC also serves as an on-ramp to navigating and accessing military-related education benefits. Learn more about how Krannert supports students from military service backgrounds.

International Classroom: Purdue University is annually ranked among the top institutions for International Student Enrollment Among U.S. Public Institutions and is a top STEM University for International Students, which makes the Purdue campus one of the most globally diverse environments in higher education. Krannert reflects this global diversity with a typical cohort consisting of students with origins from 25-30 different countries. Learn more about Krannert's International Classroom.

Business School Resources: Krannert also offers direct support for students of all backgrounds through the Dr. Cornell A. Bell Business Opportunity Program and Jane Brock Wilson Center for Women in Management.

Student Organizations: Students can also get involved with a variety of student organizations that support diversity both within the Krannert School of Management and across the broader Purdue University community. Examples include the Asian Business Club, Krannert Graduate Society of Black Managers (KGSBM), Graduate Women In Business, Krannert Outsource, and many others


Avery Jukes

Avery Jukes, MBA '16, BOP Alumnus, Assistant Brand Manager - Proctor & Gamble

 



"The Krannert experience is amazing. I have learned to work in teams with people from different cultures from around the world. The staff is exceptional. The people here really go out of their way to help you."

jody russell2Jody Russell, MBA '03, BOP Alumna, Director - Talent UCB Pharma



"Krannert provides unparalleled exposure to operational and leadership development opportunities. Among many skills, I learned to be agile in the way I approach and solve issues and that is a skill that I use daily."

Aaron Ruvalcaba

Aaron Ruvalcaba, MBA '19, KGSA President

 



"There are plenty of opportunities to grow as an individual and professional. I've traveled to national business conferences, won national case competitions, networked with fortune 100 C-Suite executives, started an LGBTQA club and was elected as the Krannert Graduate Student Association president. I couldn't have asked for a better experience!"