Students in Marriott Hall foyer

Values Statement

The White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) values individuals for who they are. We value equity, fairness and the spirit of hospitality. We strive to achieve success by maximizing unique personal and cultural resources. We believe equity and social justice create a more innovative environment, a better community and a better world. We believe in the power of diversity. We value multiple points of view, perspectives and differences. We celebrate all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and religions. We apply those principles as we engage travelers, consumers and businesses.

Chair and Committees

Dr. Jonathan Bauchet
Associate Professor
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Chair
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Faculty and Staff

Graduate Students

  • Roya Alavipour
  • Filza Armadita
  • Ailin Fei
  • Michael Luongo
  • Rong Ren
  • Jake Zavala Zavala

DEI Programs and Learning

As a student in the White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, you’ll have a variety of opportunities to grow your diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) knowledge within your field of study, from courses with a DEI emphasis to department-specific DEI programming.

To see campus population overview in spirit of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, click here.

The local chapter of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality is very active, led by President Ceniyah Barker, a junior studying Hospitality and Tourism Management. Contact her for more information via email:

The Charles Schwab Corporation Endowed Scholarship Program provides financial assistance and career opportunities to students from underrepresented communities in the financial counseling and planning major. 

Please check back soon for complete list of courses.


In their persistent pursuit of improving health and well-being, many faculty members in HTM specialize in topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion across a variety of research areas.

The following faculty have research interests and expertise in DEI:

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are core to the mission and values of HHS.

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Contact Us

For questions, concerns or to learn more about diversity, equity and inclusion in the White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM), please reach out to