Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Four Fisher students sitting on bench together

Ideas, traditions, experiences and curiosity — everything the Fisher community brings to the classroom enriches our conversations, broadens our understanding and prepares us to succeed in a diverse and dynamic business world. Fostering an environment that encourages all to openly share viewpoints, challenge assumptions and debate ideas is at the heart of our commitment to producing leaders who embrace and then inspire diversity, equity and inclusion.

Programs and experiences designed to highlight and promote this critical work at Fisher have the potential to positively influence business on a larger scale. Greater understanding and recognition of individual differences and personal value today can shape the way businesses, industries and leaders operate tomorrow.

Support of programs dedicated to increasing representation at Fisher have the power to enrich the educational experiences of every student, faculty and staff member. Together, we can lead by laying the groundwork for transformational change in how social responsibility is elevated at Fisher and throughout business.


A focus on inclusion was a critical part of my decision to attend Fisher College of Business. I knew the importance of having not only a diverse environment but also one that nurtures cultural uniqueness.

Renard Green(MBA '06)


We’re dedicating resources and prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion at Fisher. Here are a few examples of the programs, organizations and offices that are helping advance this mission:

  • Business Bootcamp: The day-long, summer program brings diverse, talented and underrepresented high school students together to help them create an all-encompassing college preparation plan.
  • Future Women in Business Summit: The summit provides young women, including first-generation and underrepresented students, with opportunities to explore Fisher and business careers.
  • Fisher FIRST: The year-long transition program provides underrepresented and first-generation college students with a head start on their college experience by connecting them with a community of support that begins on their first day on campus and continues through graduation.
  • Project THRIVE: A comprehensive program combines classroom curriculum with co-curricular opportunities to create a community of underrepresented Accounting and MIS students equipped to succeed at Fisher and beyond.
  • Student organizations: Fisher is home to 13 diverse student organizations.
  • Business Diversity Awards: For nearly 20 years these awards have honored corporate partners that have elevated and fostered meaningful efforts at their organizations and at Fisher.
  • The Office of Diversity and Inclusion Student Services and Corporate and Community Outreach: The office is a Fisher-specific resource dedicated to promoting student success through programs and partnerships. 

Consider championing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at Fisher. Your support can help expand countless possibilities for our students while building a learning environment that is accessible, diverse and welcoming to all.

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Contact the Office of Advancement

How and where you choose to make your philanthropic impact is a very personal decision. Contact a team member in the Office of Advancement to explore giving opportunities that match your interests and passions at Fisher. 

Fisher College of Business
Office of Advancement
Fisher Hall
2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210