Three students wearing caps and gowns smile for the camera before their graduation ceremony.

Office of Diversity & Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion strives to make the Bellisario College a comfortable, welcoming home where students, faculty and staff can thrive.


  • To foster the growth of students as leaders and scholars by connecting them with academic, career, financial and personal advising;
  • To offer programming that promotes a richer understanding of and respect for the varied backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints in a free society;
  • To provide opportunities, through co-curricular activities, for students to foster cultural competency and co-create a positive environment with faculty and staff; and
  • To lead the Bellisario College in recruitment and retention of a diverse community (students, staff and faculty).

Contact Information

Gary Abdullah and Maritza Smith