Students playing paintball near Potter Lake.

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student, the DEIB Toolbox provides links to many campus resources that can help you build an inclusive experience here at KU. We also provide calendars to DEIB-related programs and opportunities for campus engagement.

You might find it helpful to:

  • Find supports for the work of strengthening DEIB by using the action cycle in the DEIB Toolbox—Engage, Assess, Plan, Act, and Evaluate. You might also attend education and performance workshops, joining in campus activities on social justice. The DEIB Toolbox planning guides can help your student organizations develop and implement DEIB-oriented plans of action.
  • Read and watch testimonials of fellow undergraduate and graduate students who have applied for DEIB-related funding to support their academic experiences and hear how their research or extracurricular engagement with intellectual diversity helped shape them as a Jayhawk.
  • Engage in campus and local events that can help you take action to enhance DEIB.
  • Seek guidance as GTAs and GRAs to address difficult dialogues in the classroom, engaging with faculty mentors and undergraduate students who you supervise and or with whom you teach.


How to get started?

Every unit on campus is charged to envision and operationalize a plan to strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion. We want every student, staff, and faculty member to be a part of tracking the progress we are making together to make sure that each Jayhawk feels valued. By lifting the broad range of cultural and lived experiences in our everyday life at KU—as an integral part of defining what excellence and belonging look like—we can work together to lift each Jayhawk to their highest level of excellence on campus.


Becoming part of the change

  • Ask your major department chair or advisor if they have a DEIB Plan for their unit. Ask what efforts are being made at the department level to ensure all students feel engaged and valued.
  • Join student organizations that are working to make equity central to their mission and practice.
  • Stand in support of your fellow students who may experience differential treatment because of the identities they hold.
  • Use our DEIB Toolbox resources for students to deepen your understanding of experiences that are different from your own so that you can experience the intellectual diversity of KU.
  • Subscribe to the DEIB newsletter for reports on our progress and work to lift all Jayhawks.
  • Ask your department chair if they have an Equity Advisor in the unit.
  • Consider forming a student committee on equity and inclusion in your unit that can share student needs with the chair and/ or unit-level Equity Advisor.


DEIB Resources for Students and Student Organizations