Diversity and Inclusion
K-State Polytechnic is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in every sector of the college, including campus functions, the student body, faculty/staff and the curriculum.
“Fostering inclusion involves the capacity to acknowledge others and to take the perspective of another without necessarily surrendering one’s own perspective.” -Ferdman and Deane
What we believe at K-State
- We affirm the inherent dignity and value of every person and strive to maintain an atmosphere of justice based on respect for each other.
- We affirm the value of human diversity and inclusion for community. We stand united against all forms of discrimination.
- We affirm the right of each person to freely express thoughts and opinions in a spirit of civility and decency. We believe that diversity of views enriches our learning environment, and we promote open expression within a climate of courtesy, sensitivity and mutual respect.
- We affirm the value of honesty and integrity, and will act accordingly in all professional endeavors and expect the same from our colleagues.
- We acknowledge that we are a part of multiple communities, and we have a responsibility to be engaged in a positive way with our civic partners.
- We recognize our individual responsibilities to the University community and in the principles that sustain it. We will each strive to contribute to a positive spirit that affirms learning and growth for all members of the community.
How we express these beliefs at K-State Polytechnic
- Through organizations: Multicultural Student Union, Black Student Union, Association of Global Students, Gay Straight Alliance, K-State Polytechnic Women.
- Through Student Governing Association (SGA): SGA Diversity Chair position is responsible for planning events on campus to celebrate our diversity.
- Through Courageous Conversations: Formal and informal open and honest discussions happen on campus on a regular basis (no topic is off limits). Freedom of speech and expression is encouraged and respect is required.
- Through academics: Diversity and Inclusion issues are addressed throughout the curriculum at Polytechnic.
- Through multiple campus wide events and service projects: My job is to collaborate with students to plan meaningful programs, with the goal of fostering inclusion and better preparing us all to live and work in a diverse community.
- Through Kansas State University's Principles of Community.
If you have issues, ideas, or just want to talk, contact me!
Welcome to K-State Polytechnic! We are glad you have joined our family. I am your contact while you are a student at Polytechnic. I work closely with ISSS in Manhattan and we have access to all of the services and programs there. Below are links to the resources for questions you may already have:
- What if I want to travel outside of the U.S. while I am a student at K-State Polytechnic? View international travel information.
- What if I want to get a job, either on campus or off campus? View employment information.
- How do I maintain my status? View maintaining status details.
- What is OPT and how do I apply? View OPT application information.
- Where can I locate any forms I might need? View forms and information.
- What if my question is not listed here? Contact Julie Rowe, Diversity, Inclusion and Access Coordinator
I encourage you to get involved! There are many clubs, organizations and activities on campus. It is a great way to meet new friends!
Diversity, Inclusion and Access Coordinator
Center of Academic Excellence, Rm. 113