Critical Race Training in Education

Kansas State University

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
119 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Dr. North
Manhattan, Kansas 66506
Phone
(785) 532-1521
Email address
apply@k-state.edu
School Information
"K-Staters consider themselves family, and that belief shines through contributions as diverse as our members. Researchers invent solutions to problems that could save a life halfway across the world, and students band together on a Saturday morning for community service. Thousands of Wildcat fans pack our stadiums shouting in unison, and our leadership guides us in ways befitting the obligations of a land-grant university. "In fact, these obligations could be considered our family values, and the many ways we achieve them are the Wildcat Way. We invite you to come along for the ride, because there's always room for one more in the K-State family." Kansas State University enrolls over 22,000 students, employs over 1,430 full-time faculty, and offers over 250 academic majors and programs. (Source: https://www.k-state.edu/about/)
General Information
Since the summer of 2020, the university has pledged to implement training for faculty and staff, explore potential changes to university policies through an anti-racism lens, and implement a "Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation" framework for student life. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Critical Race Training Activity

  • Resources

    The university pledged to create a "Student Ombudsperson Office in collaboration between the Provost, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, and Vice President for Student Life to advocate for students experiencing a campus climate concern."

  • Disciplinary Measures

    The university also pledged to "establish a work group to analyze and make recommendations regarding all university policies, including discrimination and harassment policies and the Student Code of Conduct, with the goal of identifying and addressing institutional bias and barriers through an anti-racist lens."

  • Disciplinary Measures

    The university pledged to "develop a policy on social media usage for students that balances our institutional values and free speech. Currently one exists for faculty and staff."

  • Symbolic Actions

    The university will implement a "'Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation' framework through Student Life."

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    The university will "develop and offer mandatory cultural competency workshops for faculty and staff."

  • Resources

    The university will host "Community Action Talks" which feature "presenters, panelists and an opportunity for the community to participate in diversity, inclusion and social justice topics."

Last updated February 13th, 2021