Position Statement on Diversity

In pursuit of diversity and the extension of opportunity, Emporia State University seeks to enroll students from all regions of the state, the nation, and the world; from urban and rural communities; from non-traditional and traditional age groups; from those with or without disabilities; from all religious backgrounds, and from all racial and ethnic cultures. Similarly it seeks faculty women and men from a variety of high-quality institutions, representing complementary and contrasting views within the respective disciplines as well as between disciplines, and constituting a cultural diversity which reflects the world community and provides a wide range of role models for the students. The university seeks to create an atmosphere on campus which recognizes and celebrates both the similarities and differences among all parts of the university community.