The TCU Neeley School of Business is committed to fostering an inclusive, scholarly community composed of individuals who, through their diverse and sometimes competing perspectives, contribute to a free and intellectually challenging culture where students, faculty, staff and alumni have equitable opportunities and can forge paths toward personal and professional growth.
TCU’s Neeley School of Business is unique in that we make a brand promise to our stakeholders every day. We call this commitment the Neeley Promise, which is “to unleash human potential with leadership at the core and innovation in our spirit.” Therefore, our promise compels us to focus on the potential of people, a pledge we cannot keep unless we create an inclusive environment that celebrates a diversity of people and ideas.
To achieve this, TCU Neeley is open to all who seek to learn how to lead and innovate to make a positive difference in a challenged world. As faculty and staff of one of the nation’s leading business schools, we have the obligation to be a positive force for improving diversity, equity and inclusion in both business and society.
Over time, TCU Neeley has launched a number of programs that support inclusive excellence, though we know our work is just beginning. Our faculty and staff are blessed with the tools, talent and privilege to educate the next generation of culturally competent leaders. Our graduates are committed to growing enterprises whose competitiveness is derived from inviting and valuing diverse perspectives. Likewise, we have the opportunity to catalyze the communities we serve by further expanding our partnerships with organizations that already mean a great deal to the diverse communities and populations they support.
Whether you are a student, faculty or staff member, alumni, business executive or engaged citizen, we invite your participation and support of our commitment to preparing the leaders we need for both the now and the next.
Thank you for being a part of our enduring journey as we live our promise.
Daniel W. Pullin
John V. Roach Dean
Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
TCU Neeley School of Business
Interested in partnering with us in supporting our DEI initiatives? Please contact Elizabeth Deegan, Senior Director of Development at email@example.com or 817-257-7291.
TCU ACAP is a free, one-week, on-campus summer program for high school students from underrepresented groups to learn more about degrees and careers in accounting and finance. We partner with the National Association of Black Accountants Inc. (NABA) to bring the Accounting Career Awareness Program to Fort Worth on the TCU campus to bridge the opportunity gap for minority high school students. Students stay in dorms and attend classes on careers in accounting and business, personal development and college preparation.
Two of our entrepreneurship professors provide this need-based scholarship for entrepreneurial-minded TCU students not majoring in business and/or who are minoring in entrepreneurship. Priority is given to first-generation college students and/or students who have demonstrated experience in or commitment to working with historically underserved or marginalized populations.
Cultural Competency Skills Development
As the first of its kind at TCU Neeley, this speaker series provides a platform for sharing candid, diverse career insight aimed at equipping our students as confident leaders ready to meet and overcome obstacles in the evolving global workforce; and broadening the perspectives of our university and extended community.
In this undergraduate course, you’ll learn to effectively understand and negotiate the multiple dynamics that emerge from difference, and to appropriately respond to issues of marginalization and social injustice in the workplace. You’ll engage in difficult conversations as you study cases that stimulate your awareness of real-world issues, to develop the skills you need to mediate or resolve diversity issues as a future professional.
All Neeley students, faculty and staff are invited to participate. Over four weeks we will read and discuss a book designed to foster understanding and belonging across differences.
Women's Initiatives and Programs
There are fewer women in sales today than just two years ago, yet the opportunities are vast. This initiative includes a podcast, webinars and events led by the TCU Sales Center to reach, support and motivate high-achieving college women.
We bring influential women to the TCU campus to share their insights into success through Women to the Power of 10 and Graduate Women Alumnae Community events.
The annual Greater Fort Worth Women in Leadership Symposium, hosted by the Texas Diversity Council and sponsored by the TCU Neeley School of Business, brings together a diverse group of successful women leaders to share their personal and professional career challenges. Meet and hear tips from some of the most accomplished women executives in the DFW Metroplex.
Mentoring and Career Development
Our 10-week mentoring program connects historically underrepresented students with professional and peer leaders in the TCU Neeley community. Undergraduate students are matched with mentors to help guide their leadership and career development.