The Penn State Smeal College of Business strives to promote a culture of openness and respect. As a college, we are strategically focused on embracing unique ideas and strengthening connections while building a community that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes diversity.
Through the Office of Diversity Enhancement Programs at Smeal, you will find a comfortable environment in which to discuss classes, majors, and career opportunities with advisers and peers. Through this office, students can also benefit from the following:
- Diversity-focused student organizations
- Personalized academic planning
- Corporate networking opportunities
Striving Toward Awareness and Respect for Tomorrow (S.T.A.R.T.): A student-run event, the START Conference brings together corporate, academic, and community speakers to share insights on diversity in the workplace, including business initiatives, awareness, and respect for oneself and others.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Penn State, Smeal and the Office of Diversity Enhancement Programs are dedicated to providing financial assistance to students who qualify. Scholarships are available for both needs-based and merit-based students.
BOSS Summer Program: This two-week summer program is for rising high school seniors. Held the last two weeks in June, students will live in the dorms on Penn State’s University Park campus and attend workshops on business courses, college admissions process, and company visits.
High school juniors and their families can arrange a visit to the Smeal College of Business. Visits may include meeting with a Smeal academic advisor, tour of the Business Building, and a meeting with the Office of the Diversity Enhancement Programs. Most visits are conducted on Monday and Fridays. Please contact the Smeal Undergraduate Education Office at 814-863-1947 to arrange a visit.