See. Hear. Amplify. Identity. Culture. Respect. OUR KU.
The College Diversity, Equity & Inclusion office supports the students, faculty and staff in the Heart of KU by providing interactive and engaged learning, outreach, and development opportunities that align with three principal goals that span campus enrichment and innovation:
- Goal 1: Actively cultivate an inclusive and equitable campus climate through innovative programming, community outreach, and development opportunities
- Goal 2: Recruit, retain and develop a diverse faculty, staff, and student community by fostering cutting-edge research and curating dynamic public intellectual forums
- Goal 3: Inspire innovative scholarship and teaching through partnerships with campus innovators, education leaders, and industry professionals
The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at KU is dedicated to fostering an inclusive and equitable environment. Aligning with the strategic plan of the KU Office of Diversity & Equity, our overarching strategy is to support the Provost’s office campus plan to foster and maintain a university environment that sees diversity as the foundational element of excellence. Our programming and initiatives reflect a commitment to serving our campus and greater community while increasing the cultural literacy and competency of our faculty, staff, and students. We believe that we must be willing to see and hear the experiences of our colleagues, peers, and students as important parts of a whole that make KU the flagship university of the state of Kansas. By amplifying the important stories and experiences that make us unique, we can come together to respect and protect the dynamic opportunities for collaboration, engaged research, scholarly excellence, and creativity that a diverse campus yields for everyone. World-class research, prolific scholarship and dynamic creativity are produced through a radical engagement with diversity that expects inclusivity and equity to be foundational components of a top research university like KU. We invite you to explore our programs and support opportunities and to claim your vital contributions to OUR KU.