An Inclusive Culture

Not only Do You Belong Here, You ECHO


At UCLA Anderson, we’re proud to have an equitable, diverse and inclusive community that offers the best climate for business education. We welcome students, staff and faculty from every background and recognize that inclusion cannot just be valued; it must be practiced. Our students do not merely learn alongside one another — we cultivate communication skills (like our ECHO approach) to help them learn from one another. The result is that Anderson graduates emerge with the agility and adaptability to connect across all backgrounds, preparing them for global leadership.

Engaged, we embrace conversation, rather than flee, dominate, or shut it down.

Courageous, we address — rather than avoid — difficult topics.

Humble, we check on whether we are understanding and communicating well.

Open, we offer authentic perspectives with care and candor.




A Tasteful Farewell

UCLA Anderson’s International Business Association bids adieu to the Class of 2020 in a virtual food festival

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The Reel World

The annual UCLA Anderson International Film Festival celebrates our diverse campus community through cinema

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AfroTech Is a Catalyst for an Emboldened Workforce

Ten UCLA Anderson MBA students discovered living proof that there is a diverse pipeline for tech

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What You Can Do

Thoughts from Assistant Dean Heather Caruso

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Record numbers of Americans recognize racism as a problem

What could the solution be like?

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Responding to Anger in Dialogue

A letter from Heather Caruso about how discussion among peers can help lead to understanding of diverse perspectives.

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Learn About the Organizations That Advance Our
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Mission


Our Stories


Flipping the Switch

Evan Milnor ('17) knows from experience that veterans face a unique set of challenges transitioning to the civilian workforce

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Many Ways to Lead

U.S. Navy Veteran Alice Hong (’22) broadens her skills as a fully employed MBA and consultant

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Changing of the Guard

Juggling business school and weekends in the California Army National Guard, Rhian Rogan (’20) considers a career in academe

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A Partnership to Champion Diversity in Entertainment

UCLA Anderson’s Center for MEMES partners with Howard University to address a persistent challenge for the industry

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From the Blog

In Diversity, a Unified Force

With one childhood ambition accomplished, U.S. Air Force intelligence officer Diana Perez (’20) is on a mission to fulfill the next one

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Our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Leadership


Heather M. Caruso, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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Eleanor Garibay

Operations Manager


Gaelen LeMelle-Brown

Anderson Student Association VP of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


Special Events

Embracing Diversity
Annual Event

Embracing Diversity Week

UCLA Anderson’s Embracing Diversity Week celebrates the power that every person from every background has to shape our future. From November 17 to 23, centers, programs and clubs from across UCLA Anderson will come together to put on Embracing Diversity Week (EDW) 2019, a celebration of the many ways in which we embrace our diversity and welcome more!

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Women in Business Leadership Conference
Annual Event

Velocity Women's Leadership Summit

The Velocity Women’s Leadership Summit seeks to deepen the dialogue about women in business, explore multiple definitions of success and provide skill-based training. This event is hosted by the Women’s Business Connection (WBC), in collaboration with the Women’s Global Connection (WGC) at UCLA Anderson.

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Other Resources


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Diversity At UCLA

Graduate education at UCLA couldn’t have reached the heights it has without a full commitment to welcoming and fostering the diverse population that today thrives on our campus.

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UCLA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Our Challenge is simple, our mission clear: Build equity for all.

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UCLA LGBT Resource Center

UCLA’s LGBT Center provides a comprehensive range of education and advocacy services supporting intersectional identity development as well as fostering unity, wellness and an open, safe and inclusive environment for UCLA’s LGBTQ community.

UCLA Anderson offers a range of fellowships geared to offset the cost of tuition so students can fully dedicate themselves to their studies.

Anne Tsui's Dare to Care Award

Anderson Latino Management Association Fellowship Fund

James Cole Memorial Fellowship

UCLA Anderson GLBA Alumni and Friends Fellowship

The Evelyn and David Hou Fellowship

Hannah and Thormund Miller Scholar

Peter Odebjer Memorial Fund Fellowship

Price Center Haskamp Fellowship

Stacey A. Salomon Memorial Fellowship

Stefanie L. Verkauf Memorial Fellowship

The Nonprofit Management Fellowship

Terri D. Bullock Fellowship


The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management is committed to increasing the representation of African-Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in American business schools and corporate management.

The Consortium awards merit-based, full-tuition fellowships to top MBA candidates who have a proven record of promoting inclusion in school, in their jobs or in their personal lives. A member since 2010, UCLA Anderson is a proud supporter of this mission. Find out more about the Consortium at