Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We aim to recruit, support, and educate a community as diverse as the global workforce, and to celebrate the possibilities of our shared talents.

Diversity is a collection of characteristics that enrich our community by:

  • Challenging assumptions

  • Removing barriers

  • Inspiring thoughtful discussion

  • Contributing to the development of innovative solutions

In diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities, all members feel fully engaged and know that their contribution matters, both in and out of the classroom.

Open Doors, Open Minds

At McIntire, we prioritize inclusion because we know that communities flourish when good people, ideas, and differences come together and engage in meaningful exchanges. As we work to recruit, support, and educate a community as diverse as the global workforce, our initiatives focus on three broad areas developed in our Strategic Diversity Plan.  

Recruiting a Diverse Community

We actively recruit students, faculty, and staff who:

  • Enrich our classrooms through a diversity of thought and experience​​​​

  • Challenge assumptions and biases

  • Add to a respectful dialogue about the meaning of success and responsibility as business professionals and leaders

Fostering a Supportive Environment

We empower all members of the McIntire community to:

  • Acknowledge unique experiences and value differences

  • Engage more fully in and out of the classroom

  • Collaborate to break down barriers that limit potential and impede success

Educating Everyone, Every Day

Through programming and engagements, we work every day to educate our entire community to:

  • Learn from the talents and perspectives of all students, faculty, and staff

  • Acknowledge and respect differences

  • Be able to identify and understand implicit bias

  • Recognize the positive impact of diversity and inclusion on teams and performance in the workplace

Our Dean's Perspective

How Can We Help?

Whether you're an incoming or current McIntire student, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is here to support you. We hold weekly drop-in hours either in-person in Rouss & Robertson Halls 104 or virtual via Zoom. You can also reach us by email

Prospective Students

If you would like to hear more about McIntire's diversity goals and programs, including undergraduate and graduate recruitment initiatives, please reach out. 

Current Students

Your MyMcIntire portal is the primary destination for information related to advising and programmatic services, events, and resources.

UVA Initiatives

A UVA community rich in diversity affords every member equal respect—and provides a forum for understanding our differences as well as our commonalities. Learn more about the University-wide initiatives available to prospective and current students.