BLDA's mission is to increase Ross community awareness of student/staff/faculty/business professionals that identify with a disability/neurodivergence/chronic illness, through thoughtful programming, education, and events.
BLDA's vision is a disability-fluent Ross MBA, faculty, and staff experience. BLDA provides education to our students, faculty, and staff, as well as drives conversations with school leadership on advocating on behalf of change for the disability, neurodivergent, and chronically ill community. BLDA also works to infuse disability technology and design in and outside of the classroom, showcasing the importance of technology for good.
We will achieve this through community building, advocacy, and awareness.
Community: Create a safe space where the disability, neurodivergent, and chronically ill-conscious community can flourish publicly at Ross.
Awareness & Advocacy: Include disability/neurodiversity/chronic illness in all DEI conversations at Ross, both for general awareness of and advocacy for this community. Within the fabric of DEI efforts, disability/neurodiversity/chronic illness is often not woven into the conversation.