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Diversity Focused Organizations

This page includes a list of Penn State Smeal College of Business Diversity Focused Organizations. These are clubs and organizations that comprise mostly of students from a diverse population background or students who want to continue outreach and increased participation with diverse population students.


Ascend is the largest non-profit, Asian student business organization across North America. The Penn State Chapter focuses on helping our members build the professional side of their college career in order to be an attractive candidate when looking for internships and full time positions. As a result, we invite many Fortune 100 companies to speak and network with our members. In addition, we host resume reviews, interviewing workshops, and a mentor-mentee program which allows to see what it is like being a leader within the Ascend. All Majors and Years are welcome to join!

ASCEND OrgCentral

Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)

ALPFA is one of the Smeal Organizations that focuses on the professional development of Latinos through a number of different methods including networking, workshops, and their flagship Masquerade event. ALPFA is open to all majors (even outside of business).

Association of Latino Professionals for America OrgCentral

Multicultural Women’s Forum

To create a support network, enhance professional development, and leadership skills for multicultural women in, but not limited to, the Smeal College of Business.

Multicultural Women’s Forum OrgCentral

NABA: The Organization for Black Business Students

The mission of NABA is to address the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future of the business profession with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in their successors. The Association shall unite through business related professionals and students who have similar interests and ideals, are committed to professional and academic excellence, possess a sense of professional and civic responsibility, and are concerned with enhancing opportunities for minorities in the business related professions.

NABA OrgCentral

Women in Business (WIB)

Women in Business' mission is to increase the recruitment and retention of women students in the Smeal College and to create an environment in which the women of the Smeal College can come together to discuss personal and professional issues pertinent to women in the corporate world.

Women in Business OrgCentral