The University of Missouri has a commitment to diversity which is echoed in its core values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence. Likewise, the Trulaske College of Business seeks to educate business leaders who understand the diverse nature of the global business environment and can thrive in it. To that end, we encourage and support diversity within our student population.
Established in 1997, the Vasey Academy provides minority students with opportunities to learn about business and the economy as well as various academic paths into the business world. Students who are accepted receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship and enroll in a one-credit management course in the Trulaske College of Business. During the fall semester, only first-semester freshmen are accepted into the program, while freshmen and sophomores may apply in the spring semester.
The Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center offers myriad educational and social opportunities during Black History Month and throughout the year. The campus offers Disability Services and is Military-friendly, and a variety of cultural, ethnic and international student organizations provide a rich campus environment. Resources are also available through the Women's Center, LGBTQ Resource Center and Multicultural Center.
Each year the Crosby MBA Program offers partial financial support for students to attend conferences for groups such as the National Black MBA Association, the National Society of Hispanic MBA's, the Asian MBA Leadership Conference, the National Association of Women MBA's, and Reaching Out LGBT Conference, enabling students to network and meet with prospective employers.