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Diversity and Inclusion

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Office of the President
Kansas State University
110 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Dr. North
Manhattan, KS 66506-0121


A Legacy of Access, Opportunity and Success

Kansas State University has long maintained a demonstrable commitment to diversity and inclusion. Since 1863, as the nation’s first operational land-grant university, K-State has heralded “full educational privileges” with open enrollment to all students regardless of gender, race or creed. From the very beginning, our commitment to access, opportunity and success has remained unchanged.

K-State strives to be an institution of higher learning that values and champions the contributions, interests and narratives of diverse cultural and social groups. We prepare our students for global citizenry through an increased depth of understanding and critical examination of issues and topics along the diversity continuum. No matter your field of expertise or professional goals, K-State offers an unbeatable combination of opportunity and support. K-State has been recognized at the national level for our diversity and inclusion efforts. We also have a long history of offering institutional awards for diversity.  

National Awards


Insight Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award 


Big XII Most Outstanding Black Student Union (12 of the last 13 years)


Campus Pride Best of The Best Top 25 LGBTQ Friendly Colleges and Universities

College Choice 50 Best Colleges for LGBTQ Students

Advocate Magazine Top 10 Trans-supportive Colleges in the U.S.

8th Annual Compete Sports Diversity Award (Petey Awards)


Insight Into Diversity Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

Business Insider Top 20 Best College Towns

No. 2 in Livability’s Top 100 Best Places to Live

Institutional Awards


Commerce Bank Presidential Diversity Award for Faculty and Staff1996-Present — Commerce Bank Presidential Diversity Award for Students


University Outstanding Department or Unit Award for Enhancing Diversity