Diversity + Inclusion
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse + inclusive environment
Diversity + Inclusion at Emporia State University
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
Learn about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at ESU.
ESU supports an inclusive learning environment where diversity and individual differences are understood, respected, appreciated, and recognized as a source of strength.
Opportunities + Services
A large variety of organizations, activities and initiatives are offered to students, faculty + staff from all different backgrounds.
Commitment to Indigenous Peoples
ESU's Advancing Indigenous Presence Initiative welcomes students, community members, faculty, and staff.
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.
A variety of scholarships are available through our office.
Cultural competency provides an effective avenue in closing the disparities gap between communities.
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.
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.
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.
View resources Asian Pacific Islander students, Black + African American students, students with disabilities, first-generation students, Hispanic + Latinx students, LGBTQ+ students, low-income students, veteran + dependent students and resources for students of the faith community.
Diversity Student Programming
ESU is intentional about this work through the offices of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Diversity Student Programming.
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.
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.
View the Office of Diversity + Inclusion's Annual Reports.
Equity in Academic Opportunities Fund
The Equity in Academic Opportunities Fund is designed to assist students and researchers in covering expenses related to conference registration, travel, accommodation, and other associated costs.
The mission of the Corky's Cupboard campus food pantry is to foster a healthy university community by providing temporary food assistance in an effort to alleviate hunger.