Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs
Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs is committed to promoting diversity in every sector of Kansas State University. The office provides vision and leadership in diversifying all university functions as well as students, faculty, staff and the curriculum.
Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs reports to the Division of Student Life and takes both a targeted and a broad view in defining diversity. In its core activities, the office targets the issues of historically under-represented American minorities, first generation college students and women. The long and grave histories of racism and discrimination affecting these groups, the continuing present-day inequities, the demands of employers for graduates from these groups and the accelerating pace of demographic changes provide compelling legal, moral and self-interested rationales for sustaining efforts aimed at these groups.
At the same time, the office appreciates the broadest spectrum of human diversity and the need for the university to be fully inclusive. The overall quality of education an institution provides depends, in part, on this broad-scale inclusivity.