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Healthy & Vibrant Communities

We strive to build and support a community that fosters the well-being of all Jayhawks – students, staff, faculty, affiliates, and guests. KU actively aligns resources and expertise with larger community partners to create healthy and vibrant communities that improve the quality of life of those on campus, within the state, and around the world.


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Strengthen Service to Local and Global Communities

Strengthening our service to local and global communities provides opportunities for our talented staff, faculty, and students to impact expansive programs near and far from KU. The volume and quality of services provided reflects our aspiration to impact communities across the world.
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Improve Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

With the ever-changing landscape of our country, and world, it is important to the University of Kansas that we make changes that create an environment of fairness, respect, and belonging. All students, staff, and faculty should have the greatest opportunities to meet their academic and professional goals. KU will examine and expand programs in order to meet our aspirations.
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Improve Health and Wellness

There is more to academic success than grades and graduation. At the University of Kansas, we want all our Jayhawks to have the highest quality of life. In addition to physical health and wellness, we will focus on providing an environment where students, staff, and faculty are supported with adequate benefits and resources, are safe on campus, and have their basic needs met.


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Increase Workplace Satisfaction

There are many reasons workplace satisfaction is important to the University of Kansas. If our staff and faculty are pleased with all facets of their workplace, it is believed a higher rate of productivity will be achieved. It is our hope that with increased workplace satisfaction, our team members will feel valued and have less desire to leave the university.
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Ensure Stewardship of the Institution

As a top-tier research university, our success is integral to the overall success of the public university system in Kansas. We are a resilient and adaptable university community that is prepared for the challenges of the future. Having predictable revenue streams ensures university leaders can plan for future success. This includes expansion of programs, physical improvement of campuses, and student support.