Out at Ross
An active and visible LGBT community plays a central role in student life at the Ross School of Business. LGBT students provide a professional and social network for each other, while also raising awareness of LGBT issues within the Ross community. The LGBT community collaborates to create an open, welcoming environment, and develops relationships with faculty, staff, alumni, and corporations to help us achieve these goals. The Ross School encourages LGBT students to be out, and a variety of Ross and University of Michigan resources assist LBGT students and others in the coming out process.
Out for Business - LGBT Student Association
Ross Out for Business (Ross OFB) is the official lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) student association. With more than 35 LGBT members, and roughly the same number of engaged allies, Ross OFB is an active part of the school's vibrant community. The group organizes a variety of events designed to bring together members of the LGBT community, including bowling, brunch, and bar-hopping. The association’s social events also seek to integrate the greater Ross community to encourage dialogue about the unique issues facing LGBT people in the workplace and in society. For example, the club recently hosted a campuswide discussion with Kate Kendell, Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
Out for Business also provides extensive support to members in
their career searches. Resources include:
Out for Business also provides extensive support to members in their career searches. Resources include:
Mentoring — Second-year MBA students actively support incoming students as they navigate the internship recruitment process, helping with cover letters, resume reviews, and more.
On-Campus Recruiting — OFB works with a wide variety of firms to facilitate the recruiting process for LGBT students at Ross. The group works with companies to set up numerous networking opportunities specifically for LGBT students.
Off-Campus Recruiting — OFB helps students connect with additional firms through mentorship and participation in the annual Reaching Out MBA conference.
For more information about Out for Business, visit
For more information about Out for Business, visit www.rossoutforbusiness.org.
The University of Michigan and Ann Arbor
Ross is fortunate to be part of the large and diverse University of Michigan, which is home to several other top-tier graduate programs that form the larger LGBT community at the University. U-M’s Spectrum Center coordinates LGBT activities across all schools and colleges, and is a wonderful resource for LGBT students and faculty.
Prospective Student Resources
We encourage prospective students to be out in their applications and with the Office of Admissions. To connect with a member of the Ross LGBT community, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and someone from Out for Business will reach out to you.