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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Presidio

Presidio Graduate School is committed to our journey of fostering an anti-racist and inclusive academic community and equipping our students and alumni with the skills and knowledge to create a truly equitable future for generations to come. 

Our community stands with the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities. Climate change interacts with and worsens existing societal inequalities shaped by racism and poverty, and at Presidio, we believe a truly sustainable future must address and grapple with the interconnectedness of systemic racism, environmental justice, and bigotry related to the impact of climate change on marginalized communities. 

Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee

The Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee (SDEIAC) is a student club established to offer the student perspective on Presidio’s ongoing work to improve and expand efforts to continuously improve diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Presidio Graduate School community.

SDEIAC is committed to supporting the important ongoing work of our graduate community to dismantle oppressive systems that harm people and our planet. As our community continues to cope with ongoing climate change, a global pandemic, a watershed in liberation movements (especially for black, trans, and working-class people), we look to each other in solidarity and hope as a community. The SDEIAC recognizes that systemic change takes time, energy, and accountability. We seek to balance clear intentions with transparent outcomes, whatever they may be.

SDEIAC aims to help build an increasingly diverse community of students, alumni, faculty, staff, and partners at Presidio that equitably includes underrepresented voices, promotes anti-oppression as fundamental to sustainability, creates brave spaces for difficult conversations, and continues its history as a business school driving transformational change.

SDEIAC members facilitate a student event series, community workshops, group and 1:1 conversations, and resource groups. Members are also available to speak with prospective and new students about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

DEI Community Norms

One of our DEI goals for the 2022-2023 academic year was to create community norms that would serve as a foundation for how we engage with each other both in and outside the classroom.  We envisioned these “Presidio Community Norms” illuminating to how we want all stakeholders to experience Presidio Graduate School.

Students, faculty, and administrators collaborated to identify and synthesize the essence of what makes our community unique, inclusive, and welcoming.  Our stakeholders realized that “inclusiveness” doesn’t just happen, but rather requires community agreement on how we collectively intentionally create such spaces.

We are pleased and proud to share the following Presidio Norms with you!

At Presidio Graduate School we…

  • value and seek diversity in all its forms.
  • work to create a community where everyone belongs and is treated equitably.
  • work to create safe spaces so all can thrive.
  • cultivate empathy and understanding for one another’s point of view.
  • ensure that respect guides our interactions from beginning to end.
  • we work to be aware of our biases and minimize their impact on others.

During the 2023-24 academic year we are creating and implementing a plan for integrating the above norms into all aspects of the Presidio Graduate School community.  We know it will take a systematic and intentional approach to bring our Community Norms to life.  Stay tuned as more will follow!


Diversity and Anti-Racism at Presidio


At Presidio Graduate School, we believe that diversity, creativity, and commitment are the foundations of a successful and inclusive organization. These are the principles that guide Presidio and help create classrooms, scholarship, mentoring relationships, and working environments that reject performative commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and instead foster a community rooted in inclusion and belonging.   

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are foundational topics in our curriculum. We welcome you to explore examples of DEI initiatives and resources in Presidio’s classrooms.



Our admissions team is passionate about recruiting a diverse student body committed to and aligned with Presidio’s mission. Our recent initiatives have focused on accessible tuition and partnerships. Read more below.


Presidio was founded on the premise that an academic community must support and nurture students of all races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and socio-economic backgrounds to provide a truly effective and transformative education. We believe that freedom of thought and the open exchange of ideas are paramount for building an inclusive and productive learning environment, which can only thrive with the practice of compassion and mutual respect. 

We welcome you to explore additional DEI student resources below. 

DEI Committee Resources

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