At the Dyson School, we believe embracing diverse perspectives can build bridges and change the world. That's why we're committed to fostering a culture of inclusion where every person is welcomed, respected, supported, and valued.
In collaboration with our network of faculty, staff, students, and alumni, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Dyson works to create a supportive community where people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives flourish. We are proud to develop leaders who uphold our principles of equity, recognition, and inclusion during their academic journey as a student and beyond.
Dedicated to strengthening diversity and inclusion at Dyson, our office focuses on three important areas:
Every student deserves the opportunity to thrive in an inclusive environment. We position our students for success in many ways, often by helping them navigate campus and external resources (academic, financial, advisory, health/wellness, career, peer, or alumni). Students tap into these resources as they grow personally and professionally, which results in an enriched student experience and greater sense of community.
We support students—each bringing a unique and valued perspective—from all walks of life and backgrounds with individualized coaching, peer and alumni mentoring, and membership in affinity groups.
- Diversity Scholars Program
- Alumni and Peer Mentoring Program
- Prefreshman Summer Program
At the Dyson School, students work in teams, build interpersonal relationships with diverse peers, engage in meaningful ways and across difference in the Dyson community, contribute to a culture of inclusion and collective leadership within Dyson, and develop critical thinking and communication skills necessary to be successful in a diverse workforce and global community. A few of the ways students engage with their community include:
- DysID, Dyson's Inclusion and Diversity student organization
- Dyson Students of Color Coalition
- Guest Speaker Series
- Experiential Workshop Series
- Lunch & Learns
- Diversity Week
- Professional Development Opportunities
- D&I Certificate Program
- Dyson Dialogues
Dyson's motto is Our Business is a Better World, and while learning to use business for the greater good is a part of Dyson's curriculum and co-curricular activities, we go one step further by providing safe forums for open dialogue around topics related to diversity and inclusion and how they impact our world.
Topics at the forefront of our discussions have included the following:
- The intersection of issues like identity and social group memberships (both currently and in historical contexts)
- Theories of justice
- Moral reasoning and responsibility
- Critical consciousness
- Common ground
- Cultural intelligence
- Unconscious bias
By openly discussing difficult and complicated topics, we aim to explore root causes and examine avenues for positive change.