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Our Foundation

 

Vision

To lead among peers as a learning and workplace environment that is representative of our nation and global society, accepts and values everyone, appreciates our common humanity, and understands that our multiple differences are the cornerstone of academic preparation, professional excellence, and distinction.

Mission

To move forward with urgency and purpose the creation and maintenance of a more equitable and inclusive KU by facilitating the integration of greater representation, fairness, belonging and care into our institutional policies, protocols, practices, and learning spaces.

Equity

We affirm the complexities of our multiracial, multiethnic, and multicultural histories, cultures, and experiences.  We recognize that there are inequalities and privileges generated by historical and persistent intersecting differences by race, ethnicity, gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, abilities, religion, regional background, veteran status, citizenship status, and nationality.  We are committed to, and hold ourselves accountable for, policies, processes, and programs that appreciate these and other differences and create more fair, safe, and just learning, working, and living environments for KU students, staff, and faculty.

Inclusion

We are committed to, and hold ourselves accountable for, a representative KU in which the diversity of our students, staff, and faculty practice generates respect and shared dignity in learning, working, living, and social environments in ways that provide opportunities for intellectual growth and professional development for careers, service to the public, and democratic participation in a diverse society, regardless of social, cultural and economic background and experience.

"STEPS FORWARD:  A Plan to Build a More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive KU"

Our new strategic plan -

coming soon.