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Purdue’s Daniels School of Business recognizes that a diverse, inclusive student body creates better decision-makers, risk-takers, instigators, integrators, and ceiling-breakers.

Today’s business students face a global environment of change, disruption, and innovation where diverse and inclusive teams are better positioned to challenge unrecognized biases, hone decision-making, promote equity, stimulate growth, boost returns, and instill agility.

To boost the potential of each student, the Daniels School of Business fosters a rich diversity of gender, race, experience, socioeconomic status, and nationalities. Faculty and staff support students with a wide array of centers, clubs, and offices.

The Daniels School believes diversity and inclusivity will cultivate students into innovative thinkers for a global business environment.

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Future Scholars

The Business Opportunity Program sets students up for success, starting in high school.

“In the BOP program, you’re surrounded by so many people from diverse backgrounds, and that’s something you’re going to be doing when you’re in corporate America.” — Darien Thompson, Associate Director of the Business Opportunity Program

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The Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Business prepares women for STEM careers in business through learning communities, experiential learning and curriculum.

“We want to recruit top young people from around the country, provide great opportunities while they are here, and graduate women who are holistic, confident leaders.” — Cara Putman, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Business

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Brock-WIlson Summer camp

During our summer program, high school women experience college and explore a future in business careers.

“Whatever career path I take, I'm going to need business skills, and I'm happy to have learned them here and apply them in different classes. I feel like I'm ready for whatever the future holds.” — Allison Melvin, participant of Empowering Women in Business Summer Course

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Purdue Armory

Our Business Military Association helps students adjust to civilian tempos and find academic success.

“I want to help students transition into a new space and tell them, ‘I’ve been there, I’ve done that. To a degree I understand what you’re going through. Let’s help you work through it.'” — Erin Windler, MBA ’19, Business Military Association Advisory Board

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Kelly Wilson

Kelly Wilson

Kelly Schwind Wilson’s inspirational journey to full professor at the Daniels School of Business

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Resources for Business Students

Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Business

The Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Business empowers women to become confident leaders in the workplace. Through undergraduate and graduate courses, a speaker series, our learning community, and more, the center prepares women and men to lead and excel in both a diverse workforce and a changing social climate.

Business Military Association

The Business Military Association exists to serve veteran and active duty military Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business students. The association provides support to veterans and current military members who seek to improve their management knowledge and enhance their leadership opportunities as undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree business school students.

Business Opportunity Program

The Dr. Cornell A. Bell Business Opportunity Program (BOP) recruits the best and brightest students, future leaders — self-motivated, innovative, disciplined students — who will add to our historic legacy. BOP is a nationally recognized program that recruits, enrolls, educates and provides support for Daniels School of Business undergraduate and graduate students.

International Student Experience

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. The Daniels School reflects this global diversity with a typical cohort consisting of students with origins from 25-30 different countries.

Elizabeth Miller

Elizabeth Miller

Non-traditional student finds a future with Integrated & Engineering Degree

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Campus Resources

Cultural and Resource Centers

Purdue University offers resources for a variety of ethnic, cultural and sexual identity backgrounds such as the Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center, Black Cultural Center, Latino Cultural Center, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Center, Native American Educational and Cultural Center, and others. Visit the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging to learn more about Purdue's other cultural and resource centers.

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Purdue's Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging 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.

Office of Institutional Equity

The university's Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) supports Purdue'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.

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.

Student Organizations

With nearly 1,000 student organizations on campus, representing international students, religious groups and more, students can find community among those of similar backgrounds, but also can form friendships with students from different circumstances and geographic locations, building a greater understanding of other customs and cultures.

You can contact the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at