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Bridge students on the 7th floor terrace at Drexel's LeBow College of Business

BRIDGE is a LeBow College of Business program and learning community created in 2012 to support underrepresented populations in the fields of business as they develop into the leaders of the future.

BRIDGE scholars represent majors across the LeBow College of Business and share a commitment to excelling academically and consistently achieving GPAs above the average student and those in other university learning communities. They excel professionally through securing prestigious co-op positions with top employers including Johnson & Johnson, Google, Microsoft, Comcast, KPMG, Ernst & Young and among others.

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LeBow BRIDGE Awarded Diversity Magazine’s 2024 Inspiring Programs in Business Award

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Drexel LeBow’s Build Relationships in Diverse Group Experiences (BRIDGE) has received the 2024 Inspiring Programs in Business Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The Inspiring Programs in Business Award honors colleges and universities that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the field of business. LeBow College will be featured, along with 21 other recipients, in the April 2024 issue of *INSIGHT Into Diversity *magazine.

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The program’s mission is to Build Relationships in Diverse Group Experiences by developing student potential and preparing them for an ever-changing world. BRIDGE exists to enhance the student experience and foster a sense of belonging, engagement and empowerment to ensure student success at Drexel.

BRIDGE Student Success Pillars

Academic Excellence

Students are provided one-on-one academic support and advising to ensure their retention, persistence and graduation.

Community Service

Students participate in community service experiences to better themselves, their community and society.

Financial Literacy

Students are equipped with the skills to understand personal financial management and planning for a strong future.

Social Engagement

Students are provided space and activities to learn about themselves and others in a comfortable environment.

Programs and Events

The BRIDGE program offers a variety of events and programs for its scholars to engage with each other and develop as students, professionals and leaders in the community. Activities may vary for each cohort of students, but regularly include many of the following:

Corporate Site Visits

BRIDGE scholars are offered the opportunity to meet business leaders across Philadelphia through off-campus site visits where they can explore business spaces and meet company leadership. Some site visits have included Deloitte and Comcast.

Educational Workshops

Educational workshops on a variety of topics are offered each year with expert presenters sharing their wisdom and insight with BRIDGE scholars. Some workshops have included academic success workshops, career development programing, financial literacy training and case competitions opportunities.

Cultural Immersion Trips

Cultural immersion trips offer BRIDGE scholars the opportunity to explore the world outside of Drexel and Philadelphia. Some immersion trips have included travel to Washington D.C., New York City and the spring break immersion trips to California, Oregon and Washington.

Social Activities

Members come together regularly to a share a meal or activity to support the interpersonal aspect of the BRIDGE program and help students develop a network of support. Some activities include Sunday dinners, athletic activities and student and alumni networking events.

Civic Engagement

BRIDGE scholars are actively involved in service to the Philadelphia community through mentoring at local middle and high schools and other projects, including Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and Month of Kindness.


The LeBow BRIDGE program requires an application for admittance. Students must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a LeBow College of Business undergraduate student with a declared major within the college.
  • Must be a First Year/Sophomore student in their first or second term.
  • Complete this “LeBow BRIDGE Interest Form” by the first day of classes in the fall Term
    • If applying after the fall term starts, you will meet with an advisory board member to discuss program’s requirements. You will join BRIDGE under a one term preliminary period for engagement, after this period, you will be a full standing Member of LeBow BRIDGE.

Connect with Us

Vanessa Herrera

Associate Director, LeBow Bridge

(215) 895-1684

Gerri C. LeBow Hall 339