Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion stand with ethics, integrity and academic excellence as unwavering pillars of our institution. At Batten, we are building a culture where diversity of all kinds, including diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, veteran status, physical and mental abilities, political philosophy, socio-economic status and intellectual focus, is viewed as a strategic imperative. We know that a preeminent, forward-looking leadership and public policy school will only flourish in an environment that includes individuals with different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences, and we are committed to becoming an inclusive, welcoming and supportive community.

Together We Are Batten

This video was created by Batten's Millie Hicks, David Bartha (MPP '19) and Luke Tassopoulos (MPP '19) and published with permission.

Students in a discussion

United We Learn. United We Lead.

Our students champion organizations that keep our community curious, engaged, and provoke exploration into areas of passion and potential.

Students walking in front of Rotunda

Our Community and Culture

Small by design, the Batten community is a tight-knit collaborative of curious, purpose-driven leaders.