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.

Students gather at an outdoor event

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

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.

View of WSU water tower and Ahlberg Hall

Strategic Engagement and Planning (SEP) works to increase capacity, improve sustainability, and foster conditions necessary for economic prosperity for the university and the communities we serve.

Photo of Robert Indiana's LOVE sculpture, located near the Heskett Center

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.

Crowd enjoying a live music performance in Wichita's Old Town district.

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

Hispanic students in a classroom 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.

Students coloring in the RSC

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.

Students seated outdoors at the Unity Meal

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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