Ever Better.

Now is not the time for thoughts and prayers. Now is the time for action. Simon is committed to making itself, and the community and students we serve, Ever Better, which today means stating unequivocally that Black Lives Matter, and acknowledging the need for systemic change on a local and national level. We are committed to battling the ongoing injustice against persons/people of color through education and empowerment. These resources are intended to foster continued growth within our community, and to serve as a call to action for each of us who lives and works within it. We must do better.

Anti-racism and diversity in business resources.

Strive to be a better manager, leader, and citizen.

Diversity in Business

Anti-Racism Resources


Books to read.

Take time to lean in and learn.

Literature and Non-Fiction
Historical Perspective
Criminal Justice System
Feminism and Intersectionality


Watch and listen.

Podcasts, videos, TV and movies.

Movies and TV
  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
  • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 — Available to rent
  • Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) –– Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy 
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent
  • King In The Wilderness — HBO
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix


Simon resources.

Simon Community support services.

Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

The Simon Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Center of Excellence provides space, programs. and services for Simon students, particularly those from historically marginalized groups.

Contact the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion »

Simon Diversity and Educational Clubs

We believe that an inclusive atmosphere benefits all members of the Simon community. The Office of Student Engagement fosters inclusion and a strong sense of community through our orientation events, semesterly kick offs, our wide breadth of student clubs and activities.

Explore our diversity and educational clubs »

The Consortium

Simon is a proud and longstanding member of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an alliance of 20 of the country’s top business schools that seek to promote diversity and inclusion in American business. Simon was the fourth business school to join over 50 years ago—a testament to our deep-rooted commitment to diversity. Click on the webinar below to hear from current Simon Consortium MBA students (25% of our MBA Class of 2021 are Consortium members) as they share their experiences and answer questions. You can also view a presentation to meet our Consortium Liaisons and view events and initiatives hosted by our Consortium students.

View “The Consortium at Simon” webinar recording »

Meet our Consortium Liaisons and view initiatives »

Counseling Services

If you are a student and would like support, please contact (585) 275-3113. Counselors are available for phone as well as by video counseling appointments via the website. The university’s Employee Assistance Program also offers confidential counseling and referrals for our staff and faculty. To schedule an appointment with an Employee Assistance counselor, please contact (585) 276-9110.

University of Rochester Counseling Center » 
Learn more about the Employee Assistance Program »

Learn more about diversity at Simon, or view our class profiles.

Bias reporting.

For more information and support on reporting a bias incident.

Report a Concern