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About Emporia State University Community Resources

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.


ESU Memorial Union

The living room of campus and has meeting rooms and event spaces that can be used for weddings, conferences and group needs whether it is a small meeting of five people or a large dinner for 500 people.

Memorial Union Website
Students performing in theatre production


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

Theatre Productions

Small Business Development Center

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

Small Business Development Center Website

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

University Copy Center

Located in Visser Hall at Emporia State University, we serve the campus as well as organizations in the surrounding communities. And, yes, we can deliver your product to you.

University Copy Center

Kansas Regional Reading Recovery University Training Center

Year-long 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

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

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.

Kansas Masonic Literacy Center Website