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Emporia State University Community Resources and events.

ESU offers many spaces and services the community can use

We are an active part of the community

For the Community

Emporia State University is an active part of the community and offers many spaces and services the community can use or take advantage of, from our beautiful state of the art Memorial Union to the Kansas Small Business Development Center.

Athletic games and events

ESU is home to the Hornets and has 15 exciting NCAA Division II teams.

Exterior of Emporia State's Memorial Union

Memorial Union

The living room of campus and has meeting rooms and event spaces that can be used for weddings, conferences and group needs.

Memorial Union Website
Students performing in theatre production

Theatre

ESU has several theatre productions throughout the year, including the summer months.

Theatre Productions Website
Emporia State students studying in conference room

SBDC

Providing entrepreneurs and small business owners with resources to enhance their success.

SBDC website
CECE staff

Childcare services

The Center for Early Childhood Education provides a high-quality early childhood environment for children of ESU students, faculty, and the surrounding community.

Center for Early Childhood Education Website
Photo of the PAROC under construction

PROPHET AQUATIC RESEARCH & OUTREACH CENTER

PAROC provides hands-on learning opportunities right on our campus.

The Paroc Website
Examples of marketing materials printed by University Copy Center

University Copy Center

Serves the campus as well as organizations in the surrounding communities.

University Copy Center Website
Emporia State Teachers College student reading to children

Kansas Regional Reading Recovery University Training Center

Residential training for Reading Recovery teacher leaders as well as continuing professional development and supervision following the initial year of training.

Reading Recovery University Training Center Website
Emporia State Teachers College student working with children

Great Plains Center for National Teacher Certification

A program of professional development at no cost for teachers in Kansas going through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards process.

Center for National Teacher Certification website
Books on shelves

Kansas Masonic Literacy Center

The Kansas Masonic Literacy Center focuses on collaborating with schools, teachers, families and organizations to strengthen the promotion of literacy learning. KMLC’s mission is to serve Kansans with support in literacy from birth through adulthood.

Kansas Masonic Literacy Center Website