Every day, our students, alumni, faculty, staff, administrators, and partners are actively engaged in a range of initiatives that help our community grow, strengthen relationships, and better understand one another.
goals and principles
Our goals are to:
Actively nurture an environment of diversity and inclusiveness where every individual is embraced, respected, and afforded the same opportunity to grow, to succeed, and to contribute to the Mason School's success.
Actively engage with communities within the Mason School to promote educational efforts related to differences in race, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, socioeconomic status, political preferences, physical abilities, sexual identity, and sexual orientation.
Foster the individual's desire to lead a life of Principled Achievement within and external to the Mason School, which includes a personal respect for diverse communities as well as an understanding of inclusiveness as it relates to the greater-Business community.
PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNITY
We believe that in order to uphold the mission, vision, and goals of the Mason School, it is our collective responsibility to create and foster an environment that is inclusive and respectful for all. As global citizens, we encourage everyone within the Mason School community to embrace our values which at the individual level demonstrates:
Respect and responsibility for self and others
A spirit of generosity
A life dedicated to inquisitive learning and development
An acknowledgment that an individual's own words, actions, and relationships show a commitment to these values
During ten days this past January, a group of William & Mary students traveled around Washington, D.C., and met with numerous professionals who work in the diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) space. Now in its second year, the immersive course strives to expose students to different perspectives, experiences, and paths and help them become better allies to marginalized individuals.
Industry is demanding that college graduates possess an awareness and vocabulary around DEIB in the workplace. The question higher education now grapples with is, how can we prepare the next generation of business leaders to tackle the hard and contemporary problems of the present day?
For ten days in January a small group of William & Mary students crisscrossed Washington, DC and met with dozens of professionals who drive change in the diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) space.
As conversations around diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging permeate every corner of the professional working world, the Mason School is ensuring its students are equipped with the requisite vocabulary through a batch of new, free resources offered through the McLeod Library.