Outreach Initiatives

Diversity & Inclusion


Contact Us

Angela R. Guidry
Diversity and Inclusion Director
Office of Business Student Success
2000 Business Education Complex East
Telephone: 225-578-2848



Outreach Initiatives

Bridge to Success

The Bridge to Success program is one of the college’s premier diversity initiatives. This program is geared toward minority freshmen and sophomores who desire admittance to the E. J. Ourso College.

Through a series of learning skills workshops, social activities, and peer-mentorship, students will become academically ready to apply to the E. J. Ourso College.

Diplomats for Diversity

Diplomats for Diversity is a student organization established to assist Diversity and Inclusion with the recruitment and retention of minority undergraduate students.

Diplomats work with the Diversity and Inclusion director to develop and implement programs that support and create community among minority business and pre-business students. Additionally, they attend recruiting events on and off campus.

​The most recent objective of the diplomats has been to increase undergraduate participation in case competitions. In 2017, the organization's Tiger Paw Solutions team finished third at the National Diversity Case Competition.

Minority Mentor Graduate Program

In addition to the Bridge to Success program and the Diplomats for Diversity, the Diversity and Inclusion team facilitates the Minority Graduate Mentor Program for masters, joint JD/masters, and PhD students.

Mentoring involves professional development seminars, learning skills workshops, internship information sessions, and conference scholarships, among other events and programs.