Executive Summary

Wichita State University’s dedication to being the essential educational, cultural and economic driver for Kansas and the greater public good can only be fully realized if it is intertwined with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

It is essential to the mission of the university as an educational institution to ensure that each member of the Wichita State community (faculty, staff and students) has full opportunity to thrive in its environment, for the university believes that diversity is key to individual flourishing, educational excellence and advancement of knowledge.

The following Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan for Wichita State is a university-wide strategic focus to build a culture that values transparency, accountability and communication around issues of diversity and inclusion.

(Developed by the Diversity, Human Resources and Professional Development Task Force, 2020)