Kellogg's culture promotes diversity as a resource for effective teamwork, leadership and overall communication. This spirit really exists at Kellogg and we experience it every day.
In 2003, Kellogg was rated one of the most gay-friendly business schools in the United States, when Aplomb Consulting gave us a grade of "A" in its survey of gay friendliness. In 2005, the Kellogg student body elected an openly gay student body president, which was direct testimony to Kellogg's open and welcoming culture.
In 2008, The Advocate magazine featured the GLMA as an important part of Kellogg and the Kellogg culture.
Every year, GLMA-sponsored events - from speakers to National Coming Out Day events to our annual TG - are well-attended by the Kellogg community.
As a prospective/admitted student, the GLMA has a number of resources available to you.
Events for Prospective Students
LGBT Preview Day is on November 14, 2014. Please register here through the Office of Admissions.
The GLMA works closely with the Office of Admissions to reach out to prospective LGBT students. Please check the Office of Admissions website for more information on upcoming events.
The GLMA is happy to host proseptive/admitted LGBT students at Kellogg. Please contact Prospective Students Director Courtney Dayno to schedule your visit. We will be happy to give you a tour of Kellogg, introduce you to GLMA members over lunch and help you on your decision process.
Applying to Kellogg
As you begin to apply to Kellogg, GLMA members are happy to help you in the application process. We are happy to answer any questions about Kellogg, speak to your about essays or introduce you to Admissions officers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What representation does the GLMA have on the Kellogg admissions committee?
There are both gay and lesbian officers on the committee. The GLMA works closely with the admissions committee to ensure that prospective LGBT students receive proper consideration.
Can I meet with current GLMA members when I visit Kellogg?
Yes! We highly recommend that prospective students visit Kellogg to get a first-hand experience of the Kellogg culture, student body and faculty. We would like you to be our guest while at Kellogg. We can meet you for lunch, have a conversation and even arrange to host you for a night.
Should I be out in my application essays?
Some members of the GLMA were out in their applications and others were not. If you feel that being a part of the LGBT community has material relevance to your application and you are comfortable discussing it, then we would encourage you to include it in your application. For example, your sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression may have been part of an issue that arose at work that turned out to be a learning experience, helping you to grow substantially as a person. Alternatively, you may also choose to include in the Activities section of the application any LGBT-related clubs and organizations to which you have contributed. Topics like these - which address why you are a strong candidate for Kellogg - will give your application a personal touch and can be helpful.
Will everybody at Kellogg know that I'm LGBT if I was out in my application?
No. The admissions office respects the confidentiality of such disclosures. You will not be "outed" because you were open about your sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity in your essays.
How many people belong to the GLMA?
There are more than 40 active student members in the GLMA. This group is enhanced by Kellogg faculty, staff and partners.
What if I am not interested in being out at Kellogg?
Several members of the GLMA are out to other GLMA members but are not out to the rest of the school. We are firmly committed to supporting all LGBT Kellogg students regardless of how "out" they chose to be. For this reason, a policy of confidentiality is maintained at every event that we organize. We also provide a support network for those who want to discuss personal matters confidentially.
Can I be out during recruiting?
Many GLMA members are out during the job search process at Kellogg. Several major firms hold specific recruiting events for LGBT students, and the GLMA actively builds relationships with prospective employers/recruiters.
How are partners involved with the GLMA?
Partners are welcome to participate in all GLMA activities and in any Kellogg activity open to significant others. Partners can also choose to join Joint Ventures (JVs), Kellogg's association for significant others. Several GLMA JVs live in Evanston while their partners complete the Kellogg program.
Who can I contact for more information?
If you have any further questions, please feel free to email our Prospective Students chair Courtney Dayno.
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