Mosaic of ESU


On behalf of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion it is my pleasure to welcome you to Emporia State University. The richness of the Emporia community reflects diversity of culture, region, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation, ability and a myriad of ethnic backgrounds. You will find Emporia State University is a microcosm of a globalized society.

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion serves as a leader and advocate for awareness, acceptance and inclusion of all people. Here at Emporia State University you will experience the richness of diverse cultures, communities, and societies through a culturally educated view of the world.

I urge you to step outside of your comfort zone and get to know someone different from yourself. Enhance your knowledge through program participation, attendance at a cultural celebration or by taking a course that explores Women’s issues, East Asian Cultural Studies or African American history. Emporia State University provides the opportunity for you to expand your view of the world.

Deanna Williams
Director of Diversity Student Programs