The Haas School of Business has an unequivocal commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion as defined by the University of California Office of the President and UC Berkeley’s Office of Equity & Inclusion. We believe that diversity includes supporting and respecting the personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. These differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, political diversity, socioeconomic status, and geographic region, and more.
Haas Centers & Institutes:
Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership (EGAL) http://haas.berkeley.edu/equity/ At the heart of one of the most diverse business schools in the country, EGAL educates equity-fluent leaders to ignite and accelerate change.
Black Business Students Association (BBSA)
The BBSA is a mission-driven affinity group committed to promoting community and professional success among Haas students and alumni of African or other ethnic descent. Our events include networking activities that support diversity initiatives within the university and the Bay Area as well notable national events such as the National Black MBA Conference. We also host educational and cultural events that engage the Haas community in celebrating our diverse interests, perspectives and contributions to business.
Berkeley Haas Chinese Business Association
Berkeley Haas Jewish Business Club
This group is meant to help members of JBC connect and keep in touch during and after graduation. The group is open to all Jewish MBA students, alums, faculty and staff.
Alumni Lead Email: Gilad Bonjack
Berkeley Haas Network of Women (NOW)
Haas School of Business alumni, students and staff have created the “Berkeley-Haas Network of Women” as a forum for the support, promotion and advancement of women and women’s issues. The group provides a platform for continuous and active networking, as well as a channel for delivering relevant and timely dialogue on business and economic issues. Haas women leaders can further use this forum to discuss ways to set trends, influence, innovate, strategize and leverage women’s participation in the global business world.
Consortium Haas Alumni
A group for Haas students and alumni who were part of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management program, whose mission is to promote diversity and inclusion in American business schools and corporations. The Consortium awards merit-based, full-tuition fellowships to America’s best and brightest diverse candidates.
A place for current, prospective, and alumni students of the Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley, to share ideas, job postings, events, and more.
Alumni Lead: Brett Conner
Subgroup for Europhiles of the Haas/Berkeley MBA.
The LAHBA is much more than a social club; we organize and sponsor a variety of activities to heighten the cultural, economic, and political awareness of our region and our culture. As members of the Association, we act as ambassadors of our countries as well as the Latin American and Hispanic communities. We organize activities to allow our members to come in close contact with companies in the region and to teach our fellow students about our culture and traditions.
SAMBAA (South Asian MBA Association)
The Latino Business Association (LBSA) is a non-profit organization at the University of California, Berkeley dedicated to its members’ advancement in the pursuit of their professional development and self-improvement. LBSA was officially established in 1998, when only three Latino students were admitted into UC Berkeley’s Walter A. Haas School of Business. These three unique individuals, Ulysses Romero, Eddie Martin, and Jorge Rodriguez, witnessed the low representation of Latinos in both academia and the corporate workforce. They realized the great necessity for an organization that could serve as resources for undergraduate Latino students seeking to achieve academic success and business aspirations. Following this epiphany, an idea rose and LBSA was founded. As a result, the founders and the first generation of LBSA members excelled in their courses and succeeded in incorporating themselves in the corporate World.