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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.


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Inclusive Excellence Day

Inclusive Excellence Day will be held on Nov. 1, 2021. This event strives to recognize and celebrate projects and presentations by staff, faculty, and students, that showcase the breadth and depth of ESU’s commitment to becoming a model for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Inclusive Excellence Day

Explore Diversity + Inclusion

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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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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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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 for the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Diversity Advocates
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Scholarships

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
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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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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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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