Chancellor Douglas A. Girod

Message: We are committed to KU being an inclusive community

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

We are committed to the University of Kansas being an inclusive community where all feel welcome and able to express themselves without fear of discrimination. This value is a foundational one for our university, and KU’s non-discrimination policy includes prohibitions against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression among its protections.

We want to reassure you that yesterday’s executive order at the state level does not alter KU’s non-discrimination policy. It also does not alter our commitment to an open, inclusive community that is free from fear and discrimination.


Bernadette Gray-Little

Jeffrey S. Vitter
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Lawrence and Edwards campuses

Douglas Girod
Executive Vice Chancellor
KU Medical Center

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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.

We will do that by raising the expectations we have for ourselves, the aspirations we have for our state, and the hopes we have for our world.