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Diversity Student Programs

Champions for diversity, equity and inclusion

Diversity Student Programming

The Office of Diversity Student Programs is excited to welcome you to Emporia State University. Whether you are a prospective student, current student or alumni, we invite you to participate in the numerous opportunities provided through our office. We provide educational and social programs throughout the year that support the mission and strategic plan of Emporia State. These programs include diversity training and development programs, leadership programs, cultural celebrations, and social activities and events.

In the Office of Diversity Student Programs, we foster an environment that is inclusive and supportive of students from marginalized backgrounds. It is our duty to build an inclusive community for all students and provide a safe space for cross cultural dialogue and engagement. We are passionate about diversity and social justice through actively working to challenge systems and structures that perpetuate inequities.

Making Emporia State University a diverse and inclusive community does not end or stop with us, but it is the work and support of our entire community. Therefore, we encourage everyone to take a participate in some of the unique and powerful programs we have to offer.

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others? – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our Values

STINGERS support Diversity!

Support. We develop advocacy initiatives to support underrepresented and marginalized student populations.

Teach. We strive to teach, train and inform others about our mission creatively, both face to face and virtually.

Inspire Inclusivity. The Office of Diversity Student Programs enhances ESU’s Strategic Plan by embracing that inclusion is a core value of this University. We desire to make the ESU experience relevant to all.

Need. We acknowledge there is a strong need for the work of diversity, equity and inclusion to be campus-wide.

Give. We give students spaces for their voices to be heard.

Empower. We promote and encourage adaptive leadership for all.

Reach. We desire to reach and impact generations with our mission.

Student Engagement and Service. Our office collaborates with campus, community and beyond to develop events, programs and initiatives to serve ESU students.

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Diversity Ambassadors

Assist in the planning of cultural heritage months and be an advocate for the Office of Diversity Student Programs.

Diversity Ambassadors

Events + Initiatives

Every academic year ESU celebrates, educates and honors members of different cultures. Visit this page to see our annual events.

Events + Initiatives
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Multicultural Organizations

At ESU, there are over 100 registered student organizations that provide great opportunities for students to get involved.

Multicultural Organizations

Book Club

Our team aims to select books that highlight a particular theme or compliments the cultural month for that time period.

Book Club


Creating and supporting transformative experiences of spiritual growth, ethical reflection, interfaith + intercultural dialogue.

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Corky's Dreamers

We provide a welcoming and safe space to assist students in navigating through Emporia State University.

Corky's Dreamers