Diversity & Inclusion

Walker College Inclusive Excellence

The Walker College of Business is committed to promoting an inclusive environment for all Appalachian business faculty, staff and students to enhance their cross-cultural and community leadership and engagement. 

We foster a culture that values diversity and we intentionally include people and perspectives from diverse cultures, worldviews, backgrounds, traditions and ways of life. 

We know that diversity takes many forms, including, but not limited to, diversity of Age, (Dis)ability, Cultural Background, Educational Background, Gender Expression, Gender Identity, Geographical Region, National Origin, Neurodiversity, Race and Ethnicity, Religion, Sexual Orientation/Sexuality, Socioeconomic Status/Social Class and Veteran Status. 

We believe organizations that value people from a multitude of backgrounds have a competitive advantage in global industry and that business can empower change on a grand scale when guided by just, inclusive and equitable principles.

We aspire to provide a welcoming and empowering home for every business student, faculty and staff member, where all 1) value diverse perspectives, 2) acknowledge societal injustices toward marginalized groups, 3) recognize and overcome our own biases and 4) use our talents and skills to create a more inclusive and just society.

Inclusive Excellence Team

The Inclusive Excellence Team is composed of Walker College of Business faculty, staff and students who advise college administrators on diversity and inclusiveness opportunities and needs within the college. The WCOB IE Team also looks at comparative and aspirational programs to benchmark seeking to make the college a leader at the university in pursuing inclusive excellence.

Initiatives

  • Courageous Conversations [ Information ]
  • RMI Inclusive Excellence Recruitment Dinner [ Register ]
  • Cross Recruitment Efforts with the Office of Admissions
  • Professional Attire Request Form [ New Request ]

Inclusive Excellence News

App State senior wins RIMS ERM Student Video Competition

App State senior wins RIMS ERM Student Video Competition

Appalachian State University student Matthew Scott has won the 2020 RIMS ERM Student Video Competition.Scott, a senior from Huntersville, North Caroli...

Appalachian Students Compete in the 2020 National African American Insurance Association National Talent Competition

Appalachian Students Compete in the 2020 National African American Insurance Association National Talent Competition

Three Appalachian State College of Business students, Kyndavee Bichara, William Chisholm, and Sasha Sterling participated in the 2020 National African...

Poised for postgraduate success — App State Fleming Scholars continue diversity advocacy

Poised for postgraduate success — App State Fleming Scholars continue diversity advocacy

The first group of recipients of Appalachian State University’s full-tuition Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship have graduated from App Sta...

4 diversity advocates named 2020–21 App State Fleming Scholars

4 diversity advocates named 2020–21 App State Fleming Scholars

Four first-year students at Appalachian State University have been awarded full tuition for up to eight semesters through the Dr. Willie C. Fleming Sc...

Stanley Nelson, the foremost chronicler of the African American experience working in nonfiction film today, will speak at Appalachian on Nov. 5

Nov. 5 Entrepreneur Summit to feature Stanley Nelson

“Boss: The Black Experience in Business” / Nov. 5 / 12 and 3 p.m.Roundtable discussion / Nov. 5 / 5 p.m.The 17th ann...

Diversity & Inclusion Events