Carnegie Mellon University
LGBT Tepper MBA students

LGBT Community

We strive to create a supportive and affirming culture that enhances the social, academic and career experience for individuals who identify across sexuality and gender spectrums.

The Tepper School and Carnegie Mellon believe that our campus is a place for all people and all intersections of identities. Students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or along the sexuality and gender spectrums provide a valuable point of view that contributes to creating a business world that values differences in the workplace. Through our inclusive and affirming culture, students are encouraged to take leadership roles and actively shape the future of business not only for LGBT members, but also for allies and partners who can be advocates.

Student Club and Leadership Opportunity: Out&Allied

Out&Allied provides a supportive environment to:

  • Enhance the social, academic and career experiences of current and prospective LGBT students, allies and partners at the Tepper School
  • Establish relationships and foster dialogue with employers and alumni who value a diverse workplace
  • Equip future business leaders to be advocates in the workplace
  • Link the social and professional network of Out&Allied to similar groups from other business schools and the greater community

MBA Partnerships and Organizations

Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA & Business Graduate Conference

Reaching Out is the annual conference of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer graduate business school students — the largest gathering of LGBTQ business students in the world.

Reaching Out MBA Fellows

Each year, two incoming students are awarded the Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) Fellowship. Fellows serve as ambassadors to the LBGTQ community by taking an active role on campus and at the conference, and working with admissions to identify future fellowship candidates.