Diversity Impact Summary

The Office of Access and Community Connections is excited about our continued efforts of building a welcoming and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff and students. With the continued support of our campus, community and corporate partners, we provide opportunities directed towards the personal and professional development of our students.

Our primary focus is placed on the recruitment, retention, education and placement of diverse student populations pursuing business degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are delighted to have access to resources that provide scholarships, internships and academic support services for Haslam College of Business students.

With a concentration placed on recruiting talented and diverse students, the OACC offers pre-collegiate programs geared towards college readiness and access to developmental programming for prospective students interested in business related fields of study.

We are committed to ensuring that a significant focus is placed on diversity, equity and inclusion throughout Haslam. The OACC works alongside our college and departmental leadership to provide an equitable and inclusive experience for students, faculty and staff. In addition, we provide training and educational programming that enlighten and enhance our faculty and staff members knowledge of diversity and inclusion practices.

Clarence L. Vaughn III
Director, Office of Access and Community Connections

Diversity Impact Summary