The Office of University Diversity and Inclusion collaborates with campus organizations and regional community organizations to develop, promote and host innovative training programs and conferences that enhance the University climate, promote a culture of inclusion and demonstrate the University's commitment to excellence and diversity.

Campus Climate Report Process

If you witness or experience conduct that discriminates, stereotypes, marginalizes, excludes, harasses or harms anyone in our community based on race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status please report it to the University. After you submit a report, you will be contacted by a member of the Campus Climate Team within 48 hours.

Featured Announcements

At the listening session on March 18, 2019, the administration shared information about initiatives that are planned or which are underway.  That information was presented as a powerpoint presentation.  You can access a pdf file with those PowerPoint slides by clicking on the link below:

Click here for pdf file 


You can also view notes from the discussion.

Click here for pdf file of notes from the March 18, 2019 discussion


At that same session, a group of students held signs with specific issues they had faced on campus.  They let us borrow their signs so that we could capture those issues and share them here. 

Click here for a pdf file listing the issues on the student protest signs


If you have concerns that you want to share around the issues discussed or around any issue involving concerning diversity and inclusion, please send an email to this special email address:

Meet Our Office Staff

Director, Danielle Dempsey-Swopes

Danielle Dempsey-Swopes, J.D.

Office Phone: 785-670-1622
Yvette Montgomery-Phifer

Yvette Montgomery-Phifer

School Certifying Official for Veteran-Connected Education Benefits
Office Phone: 785-670-2329
Melisa Posey

Melisa Posey

Program Coordinator Diversity & Inclusion
Office Phone: 785-670-1627
Christina Pirtle

Christina Pirtle

Student Accommodations Specialist
Office Phone: 785-670-1622
Tyler Crenshaw

Tyler Crenshaw

Program Assistant
Major: Pre-Nursing

GET IN TOUCH WITH University Diversity and Inclusion

Morgan Hall
Room 105

Phone & Email

Monday - Friday, 8am - 5 pm
(After 5pm by appointment)

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