Lerner Diversity Council

Lerner Diversity Council “Race and Business Forum discussing the challenging topics surrounding diversity in business (LDC) presented by Professor Anuradha Sivaraman, assistant professor of Business Administration and Director at the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics
Lerner is committed to creating connections and fostering dialogues that support diversity and equity.

The educational mission of UD is to offer learning experiences that prepare our students to live in an increasingly diverse and global world.

The Lerner Diversity Council (LDC) provides the Lerner College community the opportunity to understand and appreciate both the shared and unique background and talents that all of us offer – students, staff, faculty and alumni. The LDC focuses on building community and college climate; transforming curricular and co-curricular activities; and strengthening outreach and engagement, all with the central focus on diversity. Our aim is to foster diversity and inclusion throughout all aspects of life at Lerner.

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Diversity Programs

The LDC is guided by the Lerner Diversity Platform which focuses on curricular and co-curricular transformation, building community and improving climate, and strengthening community outreach and improving engagement.

Business Discovery Day
The Lerner Business Discovery Day inspires high school students from URM populations and first generation college student households to learn about the multi-faceted world of business.

Career Services
The Lerner Career Services Center provides personalized career and professional development guidance. Students can meet with a career counselor 1:1, be paired with an executive mentor, find a graduate internship and connect with a board member through the Lerner Edge Program. To learn more, go to https://my.lerner.udel.edu/career-services/.

UD’s Career Center also has a number of identity-based career resources to help support students: https://www.udel.edu/students/career-center/identity-based-resources/.

LDC Events
The LDC hosts many events throughout the year, including monthly Lunch and Learn discussions. Visit the Lerner Diversity Council Events page for more information.
Hiring committees for faculty, staff and administrative searches are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion and are tasked with identifying and attracting a diverse pool of candidates.
To encourage underrepresented minorities (URM) to enroll at the Lerner College, we fund five scholarships in the GET READY program through UD’s Office of Academic Enrichment.
Student Organizations
The Lerner College recognizes student-run organizations that support diversity initiatives in various fields of business.
The UDREAM Program
UDREAM (“U” Develop Resources for Excellence in Academic Management) provides academic support services to Lerner undergraduate students through the Academic Coaching Program and Peer Mentoring program. UDREAM’s comprehensive academic coaching and support is available for all students in the Lerner College upon request.

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The Lerner Diversity Council

The Lerner Diversity Council (LDC) focuses on building community and college climate; transforming curricular and co-curricular activities; and strengthening outreach and engagement, all with the central focus on diversity.

The LDC is grateful to its founding corporate sponsor, KPMG.
KPMG logo


For more information about diversity at Lerner, or the LDC or any of its programs, contact:

Anu Sivaraman, Assistant Professor of Marketing

AACSB Recognizes Lerner Diversity Council
Recognized for its Lerner Diversity Council, UD's Lerner College was named among 24 business schools highlighted in the AACSB Innovations That Inspire member spotlight program.

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We invite you to join us and make your promise to honor and support the Lerner Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Promise.

Diversity at the University of Delaware
UD works to promote a diverse and inclusive campus that reflects our collective views, experiences, capabilities, cultures and aspirations.

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