Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
The Office of Graduate Studies is committed to creating an inclusive and caring environment that recruits and retains graduate students who bring diversity and excellence to graduate education.
The Office of Graduate studies is committed to upholding KU's perspective that equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging are at the core of institutional excellence. Central to this mission is the cohesive and comprehensive integration of diversity into university processes, practices, and administration. Our Office strives to recruit, retain, and support graduate students in the full range of disciplines and degree programs in the Schools and the College. The units in Graduate Studies partner with multiple graduate programs and departments to further support, mentor and nurture talented graduate students from all cultures, ethnicities, and backgrounds.
We partner with collaborators across the University to provide support and community for graduate students from historically underserved populations. These students bring a range of experience, cultural awareness, and perspectives to the university’s activities of learning and scholarship that are essential to realizing our vision to be an exceptional learning community that lifts each member and advances society.
The Office of Graduate Studies joins with the Chancellor, Provost, and Schools and the College in their statements of commitment to responding to the needs of society and to creating an inclusive and caring environment that recruits and retains graduate students who bring diversity and excellence to graduate education.