- Mailing Address
1701 S. Broadway
107 Horace Mann
Pittsburg, Kansas 66762
- (620) 235-4251
- Email address
- School Information
- "The Kansas State Manual Training Normal School Auxiliary opened in September 1903. One building, 54 students. This new school would prepare teachers in curriculum areas vital to success and prosperity in the hands-on, industrial age. More than a century later, that mission remains at the core of Pittsburg State University. By providing interactive, engaging courses throughout four distinct colleges, Pitt State transforms the lives of our students, our community, and the entire Southeast Kansas region" (Source: https://www.pittstate.edu/about/). The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1 and the total undergraduate enrollment is over 5,000. The university offers over 200 academic programs.
- General Information
- The university has been seeking to implement CRT within curriculum. The university has been promoting diversity and inclusion through restructuring the Office of Student Diversity. Additionally, the Presidential Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council is leading the implementation of training programs for faculty and staff in accordance with the diversity strategic plan. At this time, no Critical Race Training is required of all students. However, see developments below:
Critical Race Training Activity
The Pittsburg State University president responded to George Floyd's death by stating, "At Pittsburg State University, we've closely followed the incident in Minneapolis that sparked protests across the nation over the killing of an unarmed African American man, George Floyd, by Minneapolis Police Officers."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
The Presidential Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council will "develop a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan that aligns with the University's Strategic Plan and Core Values" and "provide leadership in developing, coordinating and promoting professional development programs for faculty and staff related to issues of diversity."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
All Kansas institutions of higher education, including Pittsburg State University, will be "identifying methods for diversity curriculum transformation" according to the 2015 Michael Tilford Conference on Diversity and Multiculturalism that Kansas institutions participated in.