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Identity and Diversity in Organizations (IDO)

Identity and Diversity in Organizations (IDO)

BBA Milestone Degree Requirement

IDO Requirement Description 

The Identity and Diversity in Organizations Milestone is a degree requirement that is designed to introduce Ross students to the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the contexts of their business education and roles as future business leaders. You must complete all components of the Milestone requirement, in order, between sophomore and senior years to receive the BBA degree. This includes successfully completing all Milestone assignments embedded in the Ross Signature Learning Experiences or other delivery methods. 

The IDO Milestone Requirement is currently being reimagined to better meet the needs of our students in a world where diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts are continuously evolving. As we roll out changes, it is important that you utilize the appropriate resources to find information relevant to your milestone and graduation year. You are encouraged to rely on the following resources:

First Years (Class of 2025): As first year students, your priority is to become acclimated to Ross and the college experience through BA100. DEI concepts relevant to the IDO Milestone Requirement will be introduced through BA100, but you are not required to complete a milestone during your first year. You are also encouraged to explore co-curricular opportunities to learn more about DEI.

Sophomores (Class of 2024):  You will complete your Identity Milestone through BA200. Your instructor, course assistant, and Canvas site should be your first source of information. You can also reference the BBA Bulletin, talk with your academic advisor, or reach out to bbamilestone@umich.edu.

Juniors (Class of 2023):  You will complete your Diversity Milestone as part of RIS. Your RIS Canvas site will have information about how to fulfill the requirement. You can also reference the BBA Bulletin, look at your IDO 20-21 Canvas site, talk with your academic advisor, or reach out to bbamilestone@umich.edu.

Seniors (Class of 2022):  You will complete your Organizations Milestone through a co-curricular peer-led discussion session and corresponding reflection paper. Additional details about the Organizations Milestone, including how to sign up for your session and turn in your paper, are available on your IDO 19-20 Canvas site. You can also reference the BBA Bulletin, talk with your academic advisor, or reach out to bbamilestone@umich.edu.

If you are on a five-year plan, took a semester off, or otherwise do not fit clearly into one of the aforementioned graduation class designations, please contact Shannon Van Gundy at bbamilestone@umich.edu and your academic advisor to get more information about how to complete your IDO Milestones.  

More information about changes related to the IDO Milestone Requirement will be shared with students as it becomes available. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email bbamilestone@umich.edu