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Diversity + Inclusion

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

Diversity + Inclusion at Emporia State

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.


Explore Diversity + Inclusion

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About Us

Learn about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at ESU.

About Us
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Academics

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

Academics
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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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Policies

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.

Policies
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Scholarships

A variety of scholarships are available through our office.

Scholarship Page
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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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Corky CARES

ODEI has developed the Corky CARES (Community Advocacy & Resiliency Education Series), a collection of DEI trainings and workshops designed to promote authentic conversation through skills-based curriculum while centering the philosophy that advocacy is a continuous process that looks different for everyone.

Corky CARES
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Diversity Advocates

The Diversity Advocates program gives faculty and staff an opportunity to engage in active learning around diversity, equity, and inclusion, assist in the planning of diversity education and awareness on campus, and be an advocate.

Diversity Advocates
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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
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Diversity Student Programming

ESU is intentional about this work through the offices of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Diversity Student Programming.

Diversity Student Programming
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LGBTQ+

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.

LGBTQ+
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Basic Needs Coalition

ESU is here to help every Hornet be safer, healthier and more successful — whether you need help locating affordable housing, want to find financial resources or need some pantry staples to get you to your next meal.

Basic Needs Coalition