Diversity Statement

Kansas State University endeavors to maintain academic, housing, and work environments that are free of discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), retaliation, domestic and dating violence, and stalking. Discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military status, or veteran status is prohibited, as set out in the University’s Policy PPM 3010. Retaliation against a person for reporting or objecting to discrimination or harassment or for participating in an investigation or other proceeding also is prohibited, whether or not discrimination or harassment occurred. PPM 3010 is not intended for, and will not be used to, infringe on academic freedom or to censor or punish students, faculty, employees, or staff who exercise their legitimate First Amendment rights.

Kansas State University is committed to fostering a diverse environment for students, faculty, and staff that is rooted in respect and fair practices.

In addition, K-State encourages respectful conduct as stated in the aspirational values found in its Principles of Community.

The Konza Prairie LTER includes faculty and student researchers from multiple universities, each of which is committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity. Click here to view a variety of resources available at KSU and Konza collaborating institutions.