University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Diversity Programs

The Walton College is committed to increasing students’ awareness of diversity and increasing the extent to which they value its significance. The Office of Diversity & Inclusion was developed in 1994 to support, advocate and assist the Walton College in developing plans for diversity throughout the college.

Ongoing Programs

The Summer Programs in the Walton College of Business office of Diversity & Inclusion are designed to help educate and inform students about opportunities in various areas of the business field. These programs allow students to work hands on with other students and industry professionals to gain experience to jumpstart their college experience.



Business Leadership Academy

The Business Leadership Academy (BLA) is a summer residential program for newly admitted students in the Sam M. Walton College of Business. BLA creates an awareness of retail career choices and opportunities that exist within all college of business majors.

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Technology Awareness Program

The Technology Awareness Program (TAP) is a one-week residency program to introduce underrepresented 11th and 12th grade students to the field of computer information systems.

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Spirit Scholars Program

The Spirit Scholars Program is a brand new summer residential program for the Office of Diversity Affairs and Community. The program is geared towards underrepresented students that are interested in business and entrepreneurship.

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Vision:

The Walton College is committed to increasing students’ awareness of diversity and increasing the extent to which they value its significance. Therefore, we hold ourselves responsible for achieving these goals by including them in the statements of who we are as an organization. The Office of Diversity & Inclusion was developed in 1994 to support, advocate and assist the Walton College in developing plans for diversity throughout the college.

The Sam M. Walton College of Business is a nationally competitive business school that combines excellent student learning experiences with quality research serving Arkansas and the world. We believe that without embracing diversity values, serving Arkansas and the world is not possible

Values:

  • Teaching:  Educate a diverse population of students in bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs to be tomorrow’s business, community, and academic leaders.
  • Collegiality:  We believe in working together to examine situations and ideas from diverse perspectives.

Creed:

As a more extensive statement of shared values, the faculty and staff developed a creed:
We must celebrate and pursue diversity that strengthens our social fabric, and we must continually do all that we can to enrich not only the communities in which we live and work but also the world community to which we all belong.