About the Office of Diversity

The Office of Diversity provides leadership in building an inclusive campus climate that fosters mutual understanding among diverse groups. The Office of Diversity works with deans, department heads, faculty and other key units throughout the university to:

  • Increase the recruitment and retention of faculty and staff of color
  • Develop strategies to facilitate the recruitment, retention and graduation rates of students of color
  • Provide scholarship opportunities for students of color
  • Provide support for multicultural student organizations and leadership development of students of color
  • Provide diversity programming and activities that augment classroom learning and have cultural relevancy for students and faculty of color
  • Provide links to external constituency groups, such as alumni of color, the African American Legislative Caucus and national organizations with focuses of enhancing diversity
  • Provide leadership and direction for the President's Commission on Multicultural Affairs
  • Work with college diversity committees to address issues and enhance diversity
  • Provide conflict resolution when needed
  • Address problem situations for students, faculty and staff of color

The associate provost monitors and disseminates information to campus administration, multicultural staff, students and the public on the state of multicultural affairs at Kansas State University.