Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Gonzaga University is an exemplary learning community that educates students for lives of leadership and service for the common good.

The School of Business Administration is committed to a culture of belonging created through diversity, equity, and inclusion. We use the definitions of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging from our accrediting body, the AACSB

Diversity: “Culturally embedded identities rooted in historical and cultural traditions, legislative and regulatory concepts, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic conditions, religious practices, age, ability, and individual and shared experiences. When these differences are both recognized and respected through the delivery of high-quality business education, diversity becomes a powerful catalyst for unleashing the potential of an organization and individuals.”

Equity: “Access to high-quality business education globally. We recognize that, because we do not all share the same background, we have a responsibility to make sure that all individuals can grow, develop, and pursue their full potential through education.”

Inclusion: “Opportunity for all individuals to participate. Inclusion requires that we empower people to respect and appreciate what makes us different.”

Belonging: “A feeling of safety, acceptance, and being valued in social, group, work, and community settings. Cultivating a sense of belonging on campus, online, and in the workplace is a fundamental part of creating a better workforce and society.”

For more information about Gonzaga University’s commitment to DEIB, please visit the university’s Office of Inclusive Excellence.

ZagBusiness Belonging, Inclusion and Equity Committee

Molly Pepper

Molly Pepper

Professor of Management and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs


Maureen Duclos

Maureen Duclos

Assistant to the Dean | Engagement | Budget | Personnel


Dean Ken Anderson

Ken Anderson

Dean, School of Business Administration

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