The Department of Plant Pathology seeks to foster diversity through a commitment to recruit, retain, and advance peoples historically under-represented in university education in the United States. We understand diversity as including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, language, culture, religion, mental and physical ability, age, socio-economic status, citizenship status, national origin, and immigration status.
The Department of Plant Pathology endorses the K-State Principles of Community, which state the following:
Kansas State University is a land-grant, public research university committed to teaching and learning, research, and service to the people of Kansas, the nation, and the world. Our collective mission is best accomplished when every member of the university community acknowledges and practices the following principles:
We affirm the inherent dignity and value of every person and strive to maintain an atmosphere of justice based on respect for each other.
We affirm the value of human diversity and inclusion for community. We stand united against all forms of discrimination.
We affirm the right of each person to freely express thoughts and opinions in a spirit of civility and decency.
We believe that diversity of views enriches our learning environment, and we promote open expression within a climate of courtesy, sensitivity, and mutual respect.
We affirm the value of honesty and integrity. We will operate with honesty in all professional endeavors and expect the same from our colleagues.
We acknowledge that we are a part of multiple communities, and we have an obligation to be engaged in a positive way with our civic partners.
We recognize our individual obligations to the university community and to the principles that sustain it. We will each strive to contribute to a positive spirit that affirms learning and growth for all members of the community.
Our Plant Pathology graduate students, staff, and faculty participate in KSU programs and activities that promote an inclusive environment. We work with many of the programs and offices at KSU especially through our College of Agriculture Diversity Programs Office