How can you create a more inclusive KU?

The mission of the University of Kansas is to lift students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world. In order to educate, we must acknowledge systems of oppression many Jayhawks experience on a daily basis. Student Conduct and Community Standards encourages Jayhawks with privileged identities to educate themselves on issues of racial justice and identify strategies to create more inclusive communities at KU.

The following outlines educational materials related to equity, inclusion, and privilege. This list is just the beginning. There are many more resources available to continue the work. If you would like to engage in a conversation about your role in equity, and inclusion, please contact to

Resources for Further Learning

For me white privilege has turned out to be an elusive and fugitive subject. The pressure to avoid it is great, for in facing it I must give up the myth of meritocracy. If these things are true, this is not such a free country; one's life is not what one makes it; many doors open for certain people through no virtues of their own.” Read the full article for "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack".

Language can be used deliberately to engage and support community anti-racism coalitions and initiatives, or to inflame and divide themIt is also helpful to keep in mind that the words people use to discuss power, privilege, racism and oppression hold different meanings for different people.” Read the full article for Equity: Racial Equity Tools Glossary.

It isnt up to white people to decide what is and is not racist. Its our job as white people to listen to black people and people of color when they say that something is inherently racist, instead of making excuses and upholding the systems, words, and actions harming them.” Read the full article for "Accountability: How White People Can Hold Each Other Accountable to Stop Institutional Racism"

The places Im drawn to in movement espouse a desire for transformative justice justice practices that go all the way to the root of the problem and generate solutions and healing there, such that the conditions that create injustice are transformedhow can we pivot towards practicing transformative justice? How do we shift from individual, interpersonal and inter-organizational anger towards viable generative sustainable systemic change?" Read the full article for "Transformative Justice: WHAT IS/ISN’T TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE?

Additional Resources at KU

Student Support & Case Management - Empowering students to address and overcome barriers in order to achieve their educational and life goals.           


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Office of Civil Rights and Title IX - Investigating allegations of harassment and discrimination within the university community.


Office of Multicultural Affairs - Cultivating an inclusive campus community through social justice and academic success.