Inclusion and Diversity: All Belong Here

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We are all different. We have different backgrounds, experiences, and ways of thinking.

In the College of Business we celebrate diversity and intentionally learn from, and with, each other.

Building cultural competence as individuals and an organization is a lifelong journey. We both welcome and enjoy the challenge of continuous learning and view this work as critical to our success.

Below find information about learning opportunities, affinity groups, and other initatives that help us make progress toward our goal of every student, faculty, and staff member experiencing equity, inclusion, and belonging in the College of Business.

Especially for incoming freshmen:

Get ahead this summer before college starts to be prepared for the rigors of university classes, meet friends for life, and interact with companies!


Multicultural Academic Program Success (MAPS)

  • 3.5 days - August 13-16th, 2023
  • $1000 scholarship
  • Early move-in to your assigned Residence Hall
  • Industry visit with our corporate sponsor, Koch Ind.
  • Learn more and apply now! Space is limited to 15 business majors.
  • 1 month - Friday, June 2 - Friday, June 30, 2023
  • $1500 scholarship award freshman year, and potential to renew scholarship based on continued program participation and GPA
  • Free Public Speaking course
  • Paid room and board in K-State's Residence Halls during the program
  • Industry tours and visits with our corporate sponsors, including Phillips 66 and Cargill
  • Learn more and apply now! Space is limited to 10 business majors, 10 engineering majors, and 10 agriculture majors.
  • Application deadline: May 10, 2023. Apply now!

For incoming and current business students:

Meet your goals with our diverse community. Rise Up provides accessible resources & world-class leadership training, grounded in celebrating diversity, for underrepresented future business leaders.

Rise Up

Rise Up propels students to a successful career while celebrating diverse identities and cultures. All are welcome who seek to build belonging in a diverse community. The program is designed to serve business students who identify with a systemically marginalized and underrepresented group. This may include students who identify as Black/African American, Indigenous/Native American, Hispanic, Latino, Asian, multiracial, LGBTQ+, and/or as having a disability. Scholars receive perks including scholarships, leadership training, and corporate trips.100% of Rise Up Scholars have a full time job offer before graduation.

Application Deadlines:
Priority Deadline: Monday, August 21, 2023 @ 11:59 pm
Semester Deadline: Friday, September 15, 2023 @ 11:59 pm

Learn More about Rise Up


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Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed