University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Description Thing

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.

Mission

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion at Sam M. Walton College of Business acknowledges the importance of representation, integration and the fundamentals of equality among all individuals. Our mission is to advance, inform and enable cultural perspectives among faculty, staff and students to harness, transform, and transition diversity and inclusion competencies into the workforce, impacting Arkansas, the United States and the world.

 

Vision

To be among the top ranked institutions in the Unites States for diversity in higher education. We will achieve success through fostering a culture of inclusion through the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff and students, expanding opportunities in the college and community among partners and donors through implementing pre-college programs and recruitment activities and developing awareness of these values across students, staff, and faculty groups.

 

Values

To continue the advancement of our efforts we will be thought leaders in the following areas:

  • Developing Multicultural Awareness, Knowledge and Skills
  • Diversity Intelligence
  • Curriculum Enrichment
  • Leadership and Partnership
  • Collaboration

The Sam M. Walton College of Business values the diversity of its students, staff, and faculty as a strength and critical to its educational mission. Walton College strives to be EPIC in our efforts to respect everyone, value our differences, and welcome all. We require every member of the Walton College community to contribute to an inclusive and respectful culture for all in our classrooms, work environments, and at campus events. It is our promise to provide our students, staff, and faculty with an intellectual community enriched and enhanced by diversity along a number of dimensions, including race, ethnicity and national origins, gender and gender identity, sexuality, class and religion.




New & Noteworthy

Three Assistant Deans Appointed for Walton College

Three Assistant Deans Appointed for Walton College

Jeff Hood, Barbara Lofton and Mike Waldie have been promoted to be assistant deans in Walton College.

Read more

EPIC Spotlight: Barbara Lofton

EPIC Spotlight: Barbara Lofton

As a young girl and teenager, Barbara Lofton stood up to racism in her home state of Mississippi. “If there was a march, I was in it,” says Lofton, director of the Walton College Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Read more

How Business Schools Can Be a Part of the Solution to Racism

How Business Schools Can Be a Part of the Solution to Racism

When injustice is exposed, especially dramatically and graphically like with the recent death of George Floyd, we are left with struggling emotions, including rightful anger. But how do we act?

Read more

 

Connect with Us

Engage with us on social media, and get updates from our email newsletter.