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Vision & Mission

A new direction has been set to establish the Office of Diversity and Equity as a team to better serve the needs of the campus. With the help of KU Human Resource Management, a new vision, mission, goals and strategies were developed to strengthen D&E as a unit, support and empower campus leaders, implement diversity initiatives and resources, and foster accountability across campus units.

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2015 Annual Diversity Symposium

VISION: Over the next five years establish The University of Kansas as a diversity leader among its institutional peers, nationally and to help improve its AAU ranking

D&E Mission: Strategically leading, connecting and advocating for diversity, equity and access at KU

Goal 1: Provide a strong D & E Unit infrastructure and team to support campus needs (Internal)

Goal 2: Promote an organizational culture that implements diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice strategies across campus to support faculty, staff and student success (Empower Leaders)

Goal 3: Offer diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice initiatives, programs, activities, and trainings that aim to eliminate campus disparities, discrimination and harassment (Implementation)

Goal 4: Through assessment support and hold accountable organizational units to address campus disparities, discrimination and harassment (Accountability)


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