Statements on Diversity

CAPS Statement on Diversity

The staff of Counseling and Psychological Services is dedicated to promoting an environment of respect and appreciation for the race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, physical/mental ability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, and socioeconomic status of all persons. We are committed to creating and maintaining an atmosphere of openness, trust, and safety where all attitudes, beliefs, values, and behaviors can be freely explored and discussed. We fully embrace providing high quality and multiculturally sensitive services that affirm the dignity, worth and value of all individuals. In doing so, we strive to provide a welcoming and enriching environment that is conducive to the intellectual, emotional, and social development of our diverse community.

KU Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

As a premier international research university, the University of Kansas is committed to an open, diverse and inclusive learning and working environment that nurtures the growth and development of all. KU holds steadfast in the belief that an array of values, interests, experiences, and intellectual and cultural viewpoints enrich learning and our workplace. The promotion of and support for a diverse and inclusive community of mutual respect require the engagement of the entire university.

Additional information regarding diversity policies and resources may be found on the Office of Diversity and Equity website

CAPS Statement on Interpersonal Staff Relations

No form of harassment is knowingly tolerated and all staff members are encouraged to address immediately any interpersonal difficulties with the person(s) involved and to include supervisors and/or directors if the situation is not resolved promptly and satisfactorily.