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Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business

Inclusive Excellence and Belonging

Our Commitment

The Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business holds a core value of Inclusiveness. We aim to uphold this value by examining all our work through the lens of Inclusive Excellence and Belonging. Our culture is built and sustained by our behaviors, our commitment, our curiosity and the ways that we courageously share our perspectives and encourage others to do the same.

Inclusive Excellence means...

Meeting Industry Needs
When it comes to success in business, embracing inclusive excellence is a strategic imperative. As demonstrated by industry data, companies that prioritize inclusive excellence consistently outperform their peers in terms of innovation, market share, and profitability. By fostering an environment where every individual's unique strengths are harnessed, we ensure that our graduates not only meet industry needs but also have the skills to thrive in a competitive global economy.

Cultivating a Global Mindset
In today's interconnected world, a global mindset is essential for success. It embodies the development of a holistic perspective that transcends boundaries and embraces a wide spectrum of viewpoints and backgrounds. By providing opportunities to build intercultural competence and develop a global mindset, we empower our students to engage effectively with a broad range of stakeholders and confidently navigate the complexities of an interconnected global marketplace.

Fostering a Sense of Belonging that Drives Innovation
Innovation thrives when unique perspectives and a broad range of ideas converge. Inclusive teams drive creativity and problem-solving, enabling us to approach challenges from multiple viewpoints and develop pioneering solutions that can shape the future of business. By nurturing a welcoming and inclusive community where students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel valued, respected, and supported, we ensure that everyone's voices are heard and create a collaborative community where success is shared and celebrated.

Inclusive Excellence means recognizing that our success depends on how well we value and engage the uniqueness of each person in our community. By embracing the richness of human experience and fostering an environment where every member of our community can thrive, we prepare our students to become ethical leaders, global citizens, and catalysts for innovation in the dynamic world of business. You belong.

Inclusion Mixer
The Inclusion Mixer is an opportunity for students within the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business to meet one another, reflect on their experiences at Clemson and within the workplace and have a safe space to feel supported and advocated for by the Office of Inclusive Excellence and Belonging and the College as a whole.

Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business
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