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Action Plan for a More Inclusive K-StateAction Plan for a More Inclusive K-State

Recent national events and #BlackAtKState bring into clear focus how much work needs to be done to address racial and social injustice issues at our university. Developing meaningful, measurable action plans with concrete steps will propel us forward together.

Strategic Diversity PlanningStrategic Diversity Planning

The diversity plan addresses organizational or external barriers to diversity and inclusion and enhance our campus environment wherein students and employees continue to meaningfully engage, see themselves credibly and fully participate in opportunities for ownership in campus life.

KSUniteKSUnite

KSUnite is a rallying cry that joins the entire university family together to uphold the value of human diversity and inclusion for community

CATs

Community Action Talks (CATs)

This series of discussions has been created to address social issues affecting K-State, the Manhattan Community, the nation and the world. CATs will happen monthly with a panel of speakers from K-State and the Manhattan community relevant to the issue at hand. All are encouraged to attend and contribute to the community conversation.

Difficult Dialogues

Difficult Dialogues

Difficult Dialogues was created to help faculty make progress on their knowledge and skill in facilitating difficult conversations in the classroom when difficult or challenging topics arise. This lunch and learn series will be piloted for 2019-2020 year and cover topics such as mental health, race and ethnicity, gender sexual orientation and identity, political divide/current events. 

President's Commission on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

The commission is charged to provide leadership and coordination to all related campus programs and activities and assist in creating and developing a university climate of inclusiveness and diversity. 

President's Commission on Multicultural AffairsPresident's Committee on Religious, Spiritual, and Nonreligious Diversity

The commission is charged to provide leadership and coordination to all related campus programs and activities and assist in creating and developing a university climate of inclusiveness and diversity. 

Diversity Point PeopleDiversity Point People

Each academic college has designated a Diversity Point Person, or DPP, to provide insight and guidance, seeking to advance diversity and inclusion across campus. Additionally, DPPs can answer questions about diversity policies or serve as a resource in a variety of arenas. 

Campus Climate survey iconCampus Climate Survey

K-State 2025 calls for "a work environment that encourages creativity, excellence, and high morale in faculty and staff, responds to changing needs, embraces diversity, values communication and collaboration, and is respectful, trusting, fair and collegial for all."

Multicultural center iconMulticultural Center Planning Group

As envisioned, our multicultural center will be a living laboratory for student engagement that supports our values of inclusion and provide all students opportunity to engage in experiential learning through the planning and realization of diversity and inclusion programs and events that prepare students for global citizenry.