Diversity in Extension Resources
Inclusion and Diversity Position Statement
Prepared by the KSRE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force
K-State Research and Extension’s mission is to provide research-based information to all the people of Kansas. In doing so, we are committed to providing equal opportunity in our workforce, programs, services, and activities. We recognize human difference enriches our lives, our work, and the communities across our state, and by committing to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, we all become better human beings.
We acknowledge that the work of K-State Research and Extension takes place on Indigenous lands and in Indigenous spaces, and that our disciplines have not been historically and are not currently representative of the diversity of perspectives and backgrounds that make up Kansas, our nation, and our world. The future of our extension disciplines depends on our ability to incorporate emerging, as well as historically marginalized people and perspectives into our research, teaching, and extension work to meet current and future challenges.
Each of us has a personal responsibility to ensure equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion is thoroughly understood, aggressively followed, and recognized as an integral part of the support we provide for every educational program developed and delivered, every research project we support, and in every opportunity for employment.
To thrive as an organization, we must cultivate an environment of diversity and inclusion that allows us to have differences of opinions in a climate of openness, mutual respect, and trust. We must operate on the premise that we cannot be effective without being fair and responsive. Let us pledge to enrich a culture that is inclusive and encourages collaboration, flexibility, and fairness to enable employees and program participants to contribute to their full capability.
View a printable PDF of this statement
National Extension Resources
The Civil Rights Division’s Language Map App is an interactive mapping tool that helps users find out the concentration of and languages spoken by LEP individuals in a community. Click on your state or county to identify the number or percentage of LEP persons, download language data, or visually display LEP maps for presentations.
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K-State's University Resources
The Office of Institution Equity collaborates with K-State's students, faculty and staff in hiring practices, training and reporting. Their goal is "to serve as a resource for the university and coordinate fair, equitable treatment and practices to all regardless of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military status or veteran status."
"K-State strives to be an institution of higher learning that values and champions the contributions, interests and narratives of diverse cultural and social groups." This website provides information about K-State's committment to DEI and the actionable steps the university is taking to create a more inclusive university.
"KSUnite is a movement that joins the entire university family together to uphold the value of human diversity and inclusion for community. We share a responsibility to stand up for open dialogues and a climate of inclusion, and to celebrate diversity."
K-State Research and Extension Resources
- Visit the College of Agriculture's Diversity Programs Office site
- Check out PEARS videos about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in KSRE
- Learn about K-State Research and Extension's plan for diversity
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