Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Quicken Loans lends support to OU diversity initiatives

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icon of a calendarJune 22, 2020

icon of a pencilBy Jennifer Hogan

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Quicken Loans is investing in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts at Oakland University.

A gift of $25,000 will support a wide variety of events and programming including Hispanic Heritage Month, Pride Month, Summer Business Program, Career Services, GrizzHacks and the Veteran’s Day Banquet.

In addition, Quicken Loans is the first corporate partner to fund the Center for Multicultural Initiatives CORE (Collectively Oakland Retains Everyone) program. Through CORE, Quicken Loans team members will work with first-year students to help develop career trajectory plans. Quicken Loans will also sponsor the Career Services Diversity Networking Mixer which provides a unique opportunity for students to learn about different career paths.

Trina Scott is the first chief diversity officer at Quicken Loans. Under Scott’s guidance, Quicken Loans has increased efforts to recruit a diverse staff, with campus recruitment becoming central to that effort. As an alumna of the School of Business Administration and member of the Oakland University Alumni Association (OUAA) Board, Scott is committed to promoting opportunities for students of color.

“As a student at OU, my experiences helped me understand the importance of diversity programming,” says Scott. “Quicken Loans is proud to partner with OU to fund new and continuing programs for today’s students so they can have meaningful experiences on campus that will translate into successful career opportunities.”

Omar Brown-El, senior director of the Center for Multicultural Initiatives knows the difference that support from Quicken Loans makes in the lives of OU students. “Our partnership with Quicken Loans allows us to broaden student success activities across campus,” says Brown-El. “They believe in the power and importance of DEI programs and creating a culture that speaks to all students.”

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