Inclusive Excellence Starts with You.

Faculty and staff at the TCU Neeley School of Business set an example for opportunity and excellence. When we create a space where diverse professionals can thrive, we create a space where diverse students can, too. The Office of Inclusive Excellence works proactively to cultivate that environment and fill it with inspiring leaders.

Overcoming a Global Challenge

Higher education institutions across the world are struggling to build and maintain diverse faculty. But the first step to overcoming these challenges is to understand them.

Research suggests these primary hurdles: A limited number of diverse candidates available in the pipeline, outdated recruitment and retention practices, myths that the desired candidates prefer the corporate world or more urban campuses, department heads who don’t prioritize diversity when hiring, and concerns that a focus on diversity will impede academic excellence or result in racism against ethnic majorities. 1

At TCU Neeley, we believe that quality candidates from diverse backgrounds exist across all business disciplines. Neeley is committed to being proactive and creative in our recruitment efforts to diversify our faculty.

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Recruiting with Creativity

We reach beyond traditional recruiting pathways, building larger, more diverse pools of qualified candidates, so our departments can truly find the best and brightest.

Hiring Practices and Initiatives
TCU prioritizes hiring diverse faculty in tangible ways, from selection committee training to postdoctoral fellowships and shared cost hiring.
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Diverse Scholars Network
Even if we aren’t currently hiring for a position you are seeking, we want to connect with you, learn from you and know how to reach you when new opportunities arise.
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Retaining and Propelling

We support you from hiring to tenure and beyond with development, recognition and advancement opportunities.

Research Support
Further your field with research during the summer; we offer support across disciplines. The stipend varies depending on project and department.
Career Development
Find coaches, mentors, community and more – plus workshops and other professional development programs for both faculty and administrators, with topics on refining teaching capacities, fostering research and creative activity, inclusive practices for search committees, Title IX and more through the Office of the Provost.
Teaching Resources
Promote inclusive classrooms and collaboration with materials from the TCU Koehler Center for Instruction, Innovation, and Engagement. Learn more
Library and Book Club
Gain perspective by digging into leading works on inclusion and diversity. Join a Courageous Conversations book study to read and discuss together, or borrow a book from the Pullin Family Diversity Library.
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Embracing with Community

A variety of Employee Resource Groups help you connect with people who share similar experiences and values, and ensure you have a voice on campus. We also provide special support and guidance to any TCU employee looking to start, continue or finish an undergraduate degree.

Breathing Room provides support and career development to enhance the work environment for Black women faculty, staff and graduate students.
A League of Our Own provides community building among Latina faculty, staff and graduate students.
Rainbow Alliance provides support and community building for members of the LBGTQ+ community at TCU.
TCU Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) brings together TCU’s Black faculty and staff to build a social network of camaraderie and support.
Brothers Reaching Brothers unites the TCU Black male faculty and staff community, in the effort of providing a space we can call our own to relax, rejuvenate and grow in the community as men.
Kaleidoscope is a space to give TCU faculty and staff opportunities to come together, learn and discuss areas related to multicultural and societal issues.
Latinos Unidos (Lati2) is an all-inclusive professional group dedicated to uniting the general Hispanic American/Latinx population at TCU.

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1. Williams, Damon A., and Katrina C. Wade-Golden. The Chief Diversity Officer [CDO]: Strategy, Structure, and Change Management. 1st ed., Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2013, 9871003447672. pp. 281-327.