The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan was the only business school among 92 recipients of INSIGHT into Diversity’s 2015 “Higher Education Excellence in Diversity” awards. The awards are formally announced in the magazine’s November edition, but the recognized schools are posted online and Michigan Ross shared the news on its blog on Tuesday.
The school said it received the award “in recognition of the school’s efforts to ensure diversity and inclusion are infused in all of the school’s activities.”
The magazine says the HEED award — given annually to colleges and universities — “measures an institution’s level of achievement and intensity of commitment in regard to broadening diversity and inclusion on campus.”
Several Consortium-affiliated universities also received HEED recognition for 2015, including Cornell University; Indiana University-Bloomington; the University of California, Los Angeles; The University of Texas at Austin; and the University of Virginia. Michigan Ross was the only business school specifically cited.
In its blog post, the school kindly recognizes its involvement with The Consortium among many initiatives it conducts to encourage diversity on campus. INSIGHT into Diversity‘s November edition is expected to be online by Oct. 15; the print edition should be out around Oct. 22.
PICTURED ABOVE: Members of the Michigan Ross class of 2017 receiving The Consortium’s T.E.A.M. trophy at the Orientation Program & Career Forum in Phoenix in June 2015. The award recognizes a Consortium school that has fostered participation among its students and the community at large. The winning school is selected based on its participation in the areas of fundraising, community building, and fulfillment of the Consortium student liaison’s duties.