Wichita State University is the most diverse university in Kansas and has a strong commitment to diversity as a core institutional and educational value. We want our faculty, staff, and student body to mirror the variety of the types of people found in society.

Group of international students serving food at Interfest.

Building future leaders and advocates 

Office of Diversity and Inclusion is involved with more than 100 events annually that promote multicultural understanding. Through programs such as the Multicultural Student Mentoring Program and the 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.

 

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement exists to cultivate and sustain community relationships with key constituency groups that promote and elevate the mission of Wichita State University. The division is vital to ensuring Wichita State University is reflective of the community it serves and strives to promote equity and opportunity for all. 

Veteran flags infront of the Military and Veteran student center.

The Captain Riley Leroy Pitts Military and Veteran Student Center exists to build and maintain a community of students with military experience and to provide comprehensive support for the unique needs of veterans, military members and military dependents in an environment of respect.

Students taking a selfie with President Bardo.

The President's Diversity Council (PDC) is an advisory and leadership team responsible for developing, overseeing and monitoring university-wide efforts to achieve Wichita State University's commitment to diversity as a core institutional and educational value.

 
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The Office of Community Engagement and Opportunity joins with the surrounding communities, neighborhood representatives and local government to help maintain safe, economically vibrant neighborhoods near campus.

Hispanic students walking on campus.
TRIO and GEAR-UP are sets of federally-funded college opportunity programs that motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree. Among the services offered are mentoring, college preparation and financial aid counseling.
Girls at The Donut Whole in downtown Wichita
The Tilford Commission is a campuswide group of faculty, staff, students, and administrators dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of the Wichita State University community.
Friday night in Old Town square, downtown Wichita.

The Public Policy and Management Center (PPMC) at Wichita State University advances public good by strengthening people, organizations and communities. The PPMC provides expertise and support in the areas of research, talent development and community engagement.

Additional Diversity Links

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