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Striving for Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice

Faculty and staff in the Department of Applied Human Sciences are wholeheartedly committed to eliminating systemic racism.

Don’t understand what systemic racism is? Watch this video.

Read stories of hatred and biases experienced by our very own K-Staters at #BlackatKState on what is happening and why it needs to stop.

The Department of Applied Human Sciences incorporates and welcomes diversity and inclusion in the courses we teach and the content we include in those courses. We respect diverse thinking and different ways of knowing through our research. In our engagement activities through Extension, outreach, projects, and clinics, we design and conduct ethically valid programs that matter to those impacted by injustice and implicit bias. As helping professionals, we are on the forefront of seeing systemic racism and being in a place to make a difference in the lives of the students, alumni, families, and communities we serve.

We are committed to K-State’s Principles of Community and confront those who do not abide by the principles.

We affirm the inherent dignity and value of every person and strive to maintain an atmosphere of justice based on respect for each other.

We affirm the value of human diversity and inclusion for community. We stand united against all forms of discrimination.

We affirm the right of each person to freely express thoughts and opinions in a spirit of civility and decency. We believe that diversity of views enriches our learning environment, and we promote open expression within a climate of courtesy, sensitivity, and mutual respect. For more information, please see the University's Statement on Free Speech and Expression and the University's Statement on Academic Freedom.

We affirm the value of honesty and integrity, and act accordingly in all professional endeavors and expect the same from our colleagues.

We acknowledge that we are a part of multiple communities, and we have a responsibility to be engaged in a positive way with our civic partners.

We recognize our individual responsibilities to the University community and to the principles that sustain it. We each strive to contribute to a positive spirit that affirms learning and growth for all members of the community.

See messaging from our Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for more university-wide initiatives that we support.

Sonya Britt-Lutter

Sonya Lutter, Ph.D., CFP®
Department Head

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