Diversity at K-State
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.
Check out the following initiatives & programs K-State has put in place to follow it's mission to empower all members and remove barriers throughout our campus caused by social injustice and inequity to provide access to all regardless of identities.
Action Plan for a More Inclusive K-State
Through the Action Plan for a More Inclusive K-State, the university focuses on 11 distinct action steps to address racial and social injustice issues at our university.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging Strategic Plan
We invite you to explore Kansas State University's first five-year universitywide strategic plan for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging: "Our Lens, Our Focus, Our K-State."
2021 HEED Award Recipient
Kansas State University is again being nationally recognized as one of the top universities for diversity and inclusion with the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED Award, from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
K-State Today Announcements
Letter from Be Stoney on 2022-23 diversity and inclusion initiatives
August 29, 2022 - Be Stoney, interim chief diversity and inclusion officer, extends a welcome to the fall semester and outlines some of the initiatives in diversity and inclusion that are currently underway.
National search announced for vice president for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
June 10, 2022 - A search committee appointed by President Richard Linton has begun the national search for the vice president diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging at Kansas State University.
President Linton provides updates on the university’s diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts
April 5, 2022 - President Linton updates the K-State community on the next steps in the university's diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts.