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The School of Business Office of Diversity Initiatives (ODI)

Our vision is to establish the School of Business as a national leader in preparing its students for success in a culturally and racially diverse society, by elevating diversity as an essential component of academic excellence and dismantling disparities in education, wealth, and economic opportunity.

Professional Organizations and Annual Conferences

Students are encouraged to participate in a wide range of professional annual conferences to develop not only their professional skills but to gain networks and contacts within their future profession.  Please also note that many of these organizations offer scholarships or discounts to students interested in attending the annual conference.  Here are a few professional organizations to consider.

ALPFA logo

The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) is the leading national professional association. ALPFA is dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos in accounting, finance and related professions.

Ascend Pan-Asian Leaders logo

Ascend is the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America. Ascend has grown to serve professionals and corporations across various professions and across multiple industries.

NABA logo

The National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. has been the leader in expanding the influence of minority professionals in the fields of accounting and finance. Student Regional Conferences.

National Association of Women MBAs logo

NAWMBA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women MBAs in order to propel more women into leadership positions in corporate America and to enhance the diversity of the nation’s workforce.

National Black MBA Association logo

Established in 1970, the National Black MBA Association is dedicated to develop partnerships that result in the creation of intellectual and economic wealth in the black community. Annual NBMBAA Conference & Exposition

Contact Us

School of Business Diversity Initiatives
2100 Hillside Road, Unit 1041
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1041
Office: Virtual

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