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Feel a sense of belonging at Kellogg...

Kellogg's culture promotes diversity, inclusiveness and a sense of belonging as a resource for effective teamwork, leadership and overall communication. This culture exists at Kellogg, and we experience it every day. We invite you to experience this unique culture and begin to experience a sense of belonging at Kellogg. 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. Every year, Evening & Weekend (E&W) Pride@Kellogg (P@K) sponsored events—from speakers to National Coming Out Day events to our annual Pride Month celebrations—are well-attended by P@K members, supportive allies, faculty and staff. As a prospective/admitted student, P@K has a number of resources available to you, and we look forward to assisting you through this journey.

Visit with P@K...

The E&W P@K group is happy to host prospective/admitted LGBTQIA+ students visiting Kellogg in conjunction with Kellogg E&W Admissions. Please contact any member of our board or Kellogg E&W Admissions to schedule your visit. We will be happy to give you a tour of Kellogg's downtown E&W campus, introduce you to fellow P@K members over coffee and help you with the decision process.

Join us at an event...

P@K works closely with the Kellogg E&W Office of Admissions to reach out to prospective LGBTQIA+ students during the application process, as well as structuring Admissions events focused on expanding inclusiveness and belonging within Kellogg. Please check the Office of Admissions website for the latest information on upcoming programming and events, or reach out to our board to inquire about your application journey.

Ask a question...

Q: Can I meet with current P@K members when I visit Kellogg?

A: 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 coffee, have a conversation over Kellogg Table, or fit in a meeting during a workday via an in-person meeting or conference call.

Q: Should I be out in my application?

A: Some members of P@K were out in their applications, and others were not. In the application form, you will have the option to self-identify as LGBTQIA+ when filling out your personal information. If you feel that being part of the LGBTQIA+ community has material relevance to your application and you are comfortable discussing it, then we encourage you to include it. 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 discuss in the Activities section of the application any LGBTQIA+-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.

Q: Will everybody at Kellogg know that I'm LGBTQIA+ if I was out in my application?

A: No. The Office of Admissions 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.

Q: How many people belong to Pride@Kellogg?

A: There are more than 50 active student members in the E&W P@K group. This group is enhanced by Kellogg faculty, staff and partners.

Q: Is Pride@Kellogg only for LGBTQIA+ students?

A: Not at all! Pride@Kellogg is an affinity group open to the entire Kellogg community, including allies and partners. In fact, many of P@K’s events focus on the broader Kellogg community, including pride month celebrations and ally engagement.

Q: What if I am not interested in being out at Kellogg?

A: Several members of P@K are out to other P@K members but are not out to the rest of the school. We are firmly committed to supporting all LGBTQIA+ 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.

Q: What type of activities does P@K offer?

A: Our social calendar is grown out of a variety of programs, from career engagement to community involvement or from social networking to inclusiveness programming! We actively welcome new programming suggestions from current and prospective members. 

Q: How are JVs (partners) involved with P@K?

A: JV's (partners) are welcome to participate in all P@K activities and in any Kellogg activity open to significant others. 

Q: Who can I contact for more information?

A: If you have any further questions, please feel free to email a co-president or any other member of the board.