The University is committed to: (1) enhancing successful business relationships between small, minority-owned, women-owned, and otherwise disadvantaged business enterprises (S/M/W/DBEs) and through the implementation of programs that will require a consistent and high level of participation from all University schools and departments; and (2) actively seeking goods and services from small, minority-owned, and women-owned businesses in support of the Commonwealth’s small, minority-owned, and women-owned (SWaM) program.
Supplier diversity provides the University with a significant position of strength in which to support students and contribute to the sustainability of our communities and our organization. We are committed to providing meaningful opportunities for qualified diverse vendors to compete for our business.
The SWaM program is intended to build an awareness of the University’s supplier diversity efforts and to provide opportunities for small, minority-owned, and women-owned business enterprises. This program is developed, not as a response to outside regulatory agencies or mandatory requirements, but as an effort to recognize and support programs which can enhance our community.