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.

The Haas School is committed to recruiting the most diverse students, faculty and staff which enhances our mission, community, and academic excellence. We seek to provide an inclusive environment where everyone is treated fairly and has equal access to opportunities, a commitment that lies at the heart of Berkeley’s mission as a public university.

Welcoming these different ways of thinking is the heart of inclusion. At Berkeley Haas, we see our differences as a great source of strength, as a source of innovative ideas and creative accomplishment, and as an opportunity for growth.

With this focus, we frame and inform our teaching and student learning experiences to equip our students to lead in a diverse world. This quest is supported by our shared commitment to our four Defining Leadership Principles:

We at Haas share UC Berkeley’s commitment to admitting and retaining a diverse student body, as well as to hiring and retaining a diverse faculty and staff. People make this institution what it is, and we are proud of the many identities and rich variety of experiences, ideas, and skills that members of our community bring to our courses, programs, and research.

In sum, diversity is essential to advancing our mission of developing leaders who redefine how we do business.

–Former Dean Rich Lyons