Price College Leading the Way in Diversity and Inclusion


The sign above the front door of Price Business College’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, located on the first floor of Price in room 1030.

Sammi Steele

It has been two years since the racially charged SAE video prompted the University of Oklahoma’s President David Boren to institute diversity offices at every college a OU. Today, Price Business College’s is one of a handful of United States universities that houses a diversity and inclusion office.

Kenneth Chapman, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Price, says the college was already in the midst of creating a strategic plan for prioritizing diversity and inclusion in its student’s business degree prior to incident.

“The event just fast-forwarded what we were already doing” Chapman said.

 Price’s Multicultural Business Program (MBP), which started in 2012, has more than 60 members and aims to provide underrepresented students a sense of community within Price.

According to Chapman, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is an extension of MBP. The office offers workshops, tutoring, scholarships and other resources students need to graduate and find a job.  

“We have a couple of students that came from inner city schools in Oklahoma City. Their road has been really rough, but they’ve persevered. They got here and they’ve made the grade. They are progressing wonderfully, and that’s exactly why we’re doing this,” Koretta McArthur, Price’s Coordinator of Diversity Events, said.

Since the office opened its doors, there has been a significant increase in minority student populations in business majors and in gender diversity

By the end of the year, the office will release a finalized report on the growth it has seen in underrepresented students.