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LBGTQ Students

You’ll find that diversity and inclusiveness go hand-in-hand at UNC Kenan-Flagler. They are the critical components that build the strength of our intellectual and social climate.

We take pride in offering an inclusive environment for our students, faculty, and staff. We value different opinions, preferences, and orientations within society and treat LGBTQ+ individuals with respect, equality, and inclusiveness.

We know that you are at your best when you can be yourself. Do so and you’ll feel like you are part of something bigger – the UNC Kenan-Flagler family.

Learn what it takes to join the UNC-Kenan Flagler Full-Time MBA program.

"Pride Club exists to increase the visibility of the LGBTQ community, cultivate a safe and empowering space for LGBTQ students, and educate allies to be agents of change and inclusion. Our work to develop allies who can support people with all types of experiences and held identities ensures that when students leave Kenan-Flagler for the workforce, they’ll stand up as an advocate who helps everyone reach their potential."

John Nelson Full-Time MBA 2020 and Pride Club President

Ways to engage at UNC Kenan-Flagler

Kenan-Flagler Pride Club

The UNC Kenan-Flagler Pride Club enriches the experience and culture for LGBTQ+ students enrolled at UNC Kenan-Flagler. The club fosters a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, creates opportunities for discussion and interaction within the community on LGBTQ+ issues, and facilitates networking opportunities among students and alumni, with students at other business schools, and with professionals in the LGBTQ+ community.

>> Hear MBA Pride Club co-president TJ Scott and Black Business Student Association co-president Kelsie Carter discuss the role of allyship and intersectionality in creating diverse and inclusive MBA experiences in this recent podcast from MBA Schooled.

LGBTQ Center

With educational programs, support and advocacy initiatives, and social and cultural events, the university-wide Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center fosters a welcoming and inclusive environment for UNC-Chapel Hill community members of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.

Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation is a commencement ceremony honoring graduating LGBTIQA+ identified students and their allies. It’s a cultural celebration that acknowledges the achievements and contributions that students of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions have made.

MBA Partners Organization (Kenan Connection)

Kenan Connection provides support, information, and a social network for the partners and families of MBA students at UNC Kenan-Flagler. The association welcomes same-sex partners to the UNC Kenan-Flagler community.

Partner organizations

Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA)

UNC Kenan-Flagler has been a proud partner with Reaching Out MBA, the largest organization of LGBTQ+ business students in the world, for over 10 years. ROMBA offers over a dozen programs dedicated to educating, inspiring, and connecting the LGBTQ+ MBA community. The organization also seeks to make change in the workplace and empower the next generation of out leaders to become professionals who will lead the way to equality in business education, the workplace and throughout society.

Each year, the admissions team selects up to two ROMBA Fellows.