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About Emporia State University


Why Emporia State University

ESU is an intensely personal, welcoming campus community. We challenge the idea of what education is in the minds of our students. We provide real-world, hands-on learning experiences that helps students uncover what they can offer the world because of what they start here.

Emporia State University Stats + Info



Career Outcomes (4 yr. avg)


Emporia State's Mascot, Corky, at Welch Stadium

Emporia State University

Founded 1863
Colors, Black and Gold
Mascot, Corky the Hornet
Read About ESU's History + Traditions
Learn About ESU's Mission, Vision + Values

Explore Campus

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Emporia State University is innovating its campus continually to ensure our students have access to cutting-edge residence halls, research facilities, labs and classrooms.

Construction + Remodeling Projects
Aerial of Emporia State University Campus

Explore campus virtually by taking a virtual tour and viewing maps.

Campus Maps

Colleges + Schools

Emporia State University offers undergraduate and graduate academic programs within its colleges + schools: Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, School of Library + Information Management, School of Business + Technology, School of Humanities + Social Sciences, School of Science + Mathematics, School of Visual + Performing Arts, The Teachers College and School of Applied Health Sciences.

Leadership, Faculty + Staff

Ken Hush, Emporia State interim president, speaks at podium during Kossover Tennis Complex ribbon cutting

Office of the President

Ken Hush, Emporia State alum, is ESU's president.

Office of the President page
Emporia State faculty and staff at commencement

Leadership, faculty + staff

ESU operates under a shared governance model.

Leadership, faculty + staff page

Diversity + Inclusion

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Emporia State University is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment that is supportive of, and committed to, the success of all members of the population that it serves, a population that reflects the broad diversity of the human experience.

Visit the Diversity + Inclusion website to learn more.

For the Community

Attractions + Resources

Learn more about the Attractions + Resources at Emporia State University.

ESU Football team running onto the football field

Event Tickets

Buy tickets to watch Hornet Athletics, a theatre production or music performance.

Purchase Tickets

University Business

Emporia State Wooster Lake fountain

Business Office

Providing fiscal services to the campus and serves as an interface with external agencies on fiscal matters.

Business Office
Aerial of Emporia State's Welch Stadium

Accreditation, Consumer Information + Compliance

View ESU's institutional accreditations.

Clock tower in Emporia State's Union Square

Partner Institutions

Partnerships with other academic institutions provides options for students.

Emporia State' Mascot Corky in front of Plumb Hall

Discrimination + Harassment, Response + Prevention

Learn more about discrimination, harassment, Title IX.

Response + Prevention

Emporia, Always an Adventure!

ESU is lucky to call the City of Emporia our home. See for yourself why Emporia, Kansas, is such a great place!