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Creating an Inclusive Environment

Resources from the College

The College provides numerous resources in support of our diversity, equity, an inclusion mission. Learn more of about our current initiatives below.

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Jayhawk First Look

Jayhawk First Look is a community outreach program providing high school and community college students with opportunities to learn about next-steps in a four-year university application process.

View Learning Modules

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DEI YouTube Channel

The College DEI YouTube channel offers selections of short- and long-form videos and web streaming programs curated by the College DEI team to cover a wide range of topics.

Watch Videos

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Digital DEI Map

This resource is a dynamic, digital map providing access to places at KU that offer support, programming, and professional development for all things DEI.

View the DEI Map

Additional Resources

  • The Graduate Student of Color Network: The Graduate Student of Color Network is an academically supported cohort of graduate students across the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. This distinctive network allows graduate students of color to be seen, heard and supported in their units through specific programming, social events, and academic development.
  • KU College DEI Development Fund:The College DEI office will provide funding (fall and spring) up to $500 for research (books, other materials), travel, conference fees, or training opportunities for students, staff and faculty who serve the College to increase their personal fluency in discourses of diversity, equity and inclusion. Faculty members not presenting at a conference but accepted as a participant for research development are eligible. Students, staff and faculty must apply directly to the Equity Advisor, Tamara Falicov (tfalicov@ku.edu) in the College. Applications must include a link to the conference or training, and a brief abstract detailing how the opportunity to learn will increase campus equity, inclusive mentoring and unit support. See the DEI Development Fund Application.
  • Speak Out Funding: The College DEI offers supplemental support to departments, units and centers in the College that are strategically program-planning through inclusive, equitable and diverse perspectives.

For additional information or questions about resources, please contact Equity Advisor Tamara Falicov at tfalicov@ku.edu or Mercedes Bounthapanya at m.bounthapanya@ku.edu.