McDonough School of Business

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at McDonough

Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business is committed to fostering a community in diversity, one of many Jesuit values embedded in Georgetown’s centuries-old tradition of serving the common good.

To us, this means fostering a community that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. Many organizations talk about their DEI efforts, but at McDonough, we are actively examining our history and culture to ensure our actions match our words. We are committed to understanding the diverse perspectives and experiences of our faculty, staff, students, and alumni; transparency in our work; and thoughtfully enacting meaningful change within our community and throughout the world.

Aliyah Camacho (SFS'19, MBA'23) on Paying it Forward


Georgetown McDonough prioritizes a supportive student community, rooted in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Explore resources fostering diverse perspectives, meaningful conversations, and active contributions to a campus culture that celebrates differences.

MBA student and Professor Rebecca Hamilton speaking outside Hariri

Faculty & Staff

We seek to empower faculty and staff with resources dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our university provides tools and training to cultivate an inclusive environment, ensuring that every member contributes to a campus culture that values and respects diverse perspectives.

Ongoing Initiatives

Georgetown McDonough facilitates a number of initiatives aimed at expanding DEI efforts across composition, communication, curriculum, co-curriculum, careers, community, and culture.

Defining DEI


The composition of the student body, staff, and faculty in terms of key demographic and identity groups — often in terms of similarities to and differences from the composition of the larger population.


The extent to which treatment of — and allocation of resources for — members of our business school community is fair and transparent.


The extent to which members of our community feel heard, respected, and engaged regardless of their demographics, identities, or backgrounds.

“It’s my hope and belief that our students, faculty, staff, and alumni will lead the way in creating a fairer world. Our community will be women and men for others. We will be allies to one another. We will set an example. We won’t tolerate intolerance. We will speak up against injustice. We will be the best in the world and the best for the world.”

Paul Almeida, Dean and William R. Berkley Chair

Diversity by the Numbers

41%women in our undergraduate program2023-24
19%underrepresented minorities in our MBA programs2023-24
55%women in our MiM program2023-24

*U.S. Diversity signifies African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American

DEI Leadership

Georgetown McDonough’s DEI strategy is guided by faculty, staff, and student leadership committees aimed at being responsive to the evolving needs of our community.

DEI Leadership

McDonough DEI News

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