Diversity, Inclusiveness and Belonging

Diversity statement

Binghamton University’s School of Management (SOM) is committed to building a diverse community and fostering a culture of dignity and respect. Faculty, staff and students embrace a culture where we can learn from, and support, one another. The School of Management pursues inclusive excellence by striving to recruit diverse faculty, staff and students; developing programs accessible to all, providing opportunities for meaningful student engagement, and appropriately preparing students to work and contribute in our global society. We strive to empower students to become business leaders who will function effectively in diverse groups and operate in an increasingly connected world. 


To provide a premier business school education where learning is enriched by diversity, inclusion and belonging, and equip future leaders of business in a pluralistic society.  

Diversity: Commit to increasing diversity in its many forms including race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, culture, national origin, religious commitments, age, (dis)ability status, and political perspective. 

Inclusion and Belonging: Commit to a deliberate effort to ensure that SOM is a place where differences are invited, recruited, and welcomed. Different perspectives are respectfully heard and every individual feels a sense of acceptance and inclusion.  

Fulfilling the mission

The School of Management is in a unique position to promote academic excellence and build the leaders of tomorrow’s increasingly diverse workforce and business environment. In partnership with our students, alumni, employers and other stakeholders, the faculty and staff commit to providing a transformative educational experience that elevates social and ethical responsibility as part of student leadership training, including a focus on diversity, inclusion and belonging.  

The Binghamton University School of Management will be a school:

  • where students engage in innovative educational experiences leveraging inclusive experiential and collaborative learning, mentoring, and diverse practitioner networks.
  • that promotes accessible education programs to individuals in a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • with selective programs at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels that build on the SOM’s values and excellence.
  • where leadership skills for leading a diverse and inclusive workforce are nurtured and developed for all students.
  • that builds collaborations and partnerships with diverse alumni, entrepreneurs, organizations and government, both locally and regionally. 

To fulfill our mission, strategic initiatives within the domains of Recruitment and Retention, Training and Development, Curricular Innovation and Building an Inclusive SOM Community have been developed to address the aforementioned principles. These strategic initiatives include all faculty, staff and students; and wherever possible, stakeholders such as alumni, campus partners, employers, and community partners. 

Faculty/Staff Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB) Committee

Bryan Action Jerah Reeves
Kimberly Jaussi Sara Reiter
Surinder Kahai Linda Reynolds
Dina Layish Jonathan Ross
Tongshu Ma Carolyn Schapiro
Anthony Meder Dina Skeffrey
Saeideh Mirghorbani Yan Zhang

Campus Resources

Binghamton University has a variety of resources related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI):

School of Management Resources

Transformational Leaders Program
The three-year Transformational Leaders Program is designed to promote successful professional trajectories for students who are underrepresented and/or facing economic barriers by providing unique personal, academic, and career development opportunities tailored to individual needs.

Pathways to Inclusive Leadership
Pathways to Inclusive Leadership (Pathways) is a program designed to assist Binghamton University students in their leadership development, through a comprehensive and inclusive approach focused on diversity, career readiness and civic engagement. The Pathways program is a collaborative effort between the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Division of Student Affairs, and partners with the School of Management.