The Underrepresented Business Student Alliance Network (UBSAN) supports students who identify as Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, Asian, two/more races, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQIA+, low-income, or first generation with their academic and career aspirations.
UBSAN strives to help current and future underrepresented students have a more integrated and supportive experience in the Love School of Business (LSB) and will host events throughout the year to build a social, academic and professional support network for students.
- Facilitate a peer mentorship program
This fluid mentorship program builds relationships between juniors/seniors and sophomores/first-year students in the LSB. This is a valuable opportunity for students to build their network, share their academic, professional and personal experiences, and learn about opportunities and resources in the LSB (student organizations, case competitions and events) and beyond.
- Promote professional development and career opportunities
UBSAN will highlight programs, internships, scholarships and conferences for underrepresented students. Opportunities are cultivated from alumni, partnering organizations, the Porter Family Professional Development Center and LSB connections. Check the Elon Job Network and the UBSAN LinkedIn group for updates! UBSAN will also host events, such as company visits, workshops and meet and greets, to provide opportunities for students to grow their network and hear from professionals about their experiences and advice on DEI in the workplace and communities.
- Sponsor social activities
UBSAN will host a variety of social events to help students develop connections and build their peer support network.
- Be a voice for diversity and inclusion in the LSB
UBSAN will host meetings for underrepresented business students to provide a space for them to share their experiences with one another, discuss concerns and map solutions to issues they are facing. Students will also have the opportunity to meet throughout the year with the LSB dean, associate dean and LSB Faculty Diversity Taskforce.