The Office of Diversity and Inclusion takes pride in creating and maintaining connections with various communities outside of campus and within Wichita State University. Our office cosponsors many different functions through these partnerships in order to provide our institution more variety and higher quality in multicultural events and programs. We provide dynamic programs, which range from speakers and documentaries to award ceremonies and cultural festivities — each representing a small piece of the diversity displayed on the WSU campus.
Throughout the year, the office offers an array of academic, cultural, social and outreach programs. In student programs and organizations like Promoting Academic Student Success, Ready 2 Work Professional Development Program and Ambassadors for Diversity and Inclusion, students are given the opportunity to learn more about diversity and the resources available to provide a more rewarding college experience.
Diversity has a positive impact on all students. In fact, when students identify their college campus as a nondiscriminatory environment, underrepresented students feel a greater sense of belonging and majority students show greater support for the University's diversity efforts. Here, we highlight several benefits when students engage with our office:
- Successful student transition to college life and introduction to campus resources, such as our computer lab to enhance student learning
- Opportunity to meet friends and connect with other faculty and staff
- Support systems for academic success
- Unique leadership opportunities inside and outside of the University
- Cultural awareness to work and lead in a diverse world
We aim to cultivate and sustain an inclusive campus that strives for academic success.
Creating an environment that educates, empowers and mobilizes our students, campus and community.