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Diversity + Inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse + inclusive environment


Emporia State University is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment that is supportive of, and committed to, the success of all members of the population that it serves, a population that reflects the broad diversity of the human experience.

This diversity includes, but is not limited to, differences in culture and subculture, socio-economic class, race/ethnicity/nationality, language, disability/ability, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, political and social ideologies, family background and structure, veteran status and age.

We expect that students, faculty, and staff at Emporia State will understand, respect, and appreciate other people’s perspectives, behaviors, and worldviews may be different from their own, and recognize them as a source of strength.

- Aswad Allen, Ph.D.

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Cultural Competencies

Cultural competency provides an effective avenue in closing the disparities gap between communities.

Cultural Competencies Page
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Student Programs

A wide range of programs are offered for ESU students.

Diversity Student Programs


Emporia State University strives to promote an inclusive, supportive, and safe environment for those within the LGBTQ+ community and specifically those who identify as gender, sexual and romantic minorities.

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A variety of scholarships are available through our office.

Scholarship Page
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About Us

Learn about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at ESU.

About Us


ESU supports an inclusive learning environment where diversity and individual differences are understood, respected, appreciated, and recognized as a source of strength.

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For more information on policies committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Emporia State University, please refer to the Emporia State University Policy Manual.pdf.

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Opportunities + Services

A large variety of organizations, activities and initiatives are offered to students, faculty + staff from all different backgrounds.

Opportunities + Services
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Humanity First

Emporia State will continue to pursue every opportunity to actively engage with students and in our community to make progress in the fight against social injustice.

Humanity First