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Kansas State University

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Dept of Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
204 Waters Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

Kansas State University
Principles of Community


Kansas State University is a land-grant, public research university, committed to teaching and learning, research. and service to the people of Kansas, the nation, and the world. Our collective mission is best accomplished when every member of the university community acknowledges and practices the following principles of community.

We affirm the inherent dignity and value of every person and strive to maintain an atmosphere of justice based on respect for each othe

We affirm the right of each person to freely express thoughts and opinions in a spirit of civility and decency. We believe that diversity of views enriches our learning environment and we promote open expression within a climate of courtesy, sensitivity, and mutual respect.

We affirm the value of human diversity for community. We confront and reject all forms of prejudice and discrimination, including those based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation., religious or political beliefs, economic status, or any other differences that have led to misunderstandings, hostility, and injustice.

We acknowledge that we are a part of the larger Kansas community and that we have an obligation to be engaged in a positive way with our civic partners.

We recognize our individual obligations to the university community and to the principles that sustain it. We will each strive to contribute to a positive spirit that affirms learning and growth for all members of the community.

The following representatives of the KSU Campus Community approved the Principles of Community:


Jon Wefald, President
James Coffman Provost
Mickey Ransom, President
Faculty Senate
Jake Worcester, President Student Government
KSU Graduate Student Assn.
KSU Classified Senate