About the Provost's Office

We strive to address concerns of the stakeholders we serve; first and foremost our students, but also the faculty, the staff and the residents of Kansas. We have a responsibility to create an inclusive environment where people, regardless of background or life circumstances, can be present and successful.

KU's Mission

We educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that change the world.

Our Values - IRISE

In fall 2022 University leadership adopted a set of core values, IRISE, to guide our efforts in the office, in the lab, in the classroom, on campus and abroad.


  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Innovation
  • Stewardship
  • Excellence

Learn more about the values and our agreements that support our mission and our vision to be an exceptional learning community that lifts each member and advances society.

Commitment to Integrity and Ethical Conduct

The University of Kansas is committed to approaching our work, service and learning with integrity and from an ethical position. We are committed to:

  • Integrity;
  • Commitment to excellence and academic freedom;
  • Disciplined inquiry in the search of knowledge;
  • Multicultural and intellectual diversity;
  • Respect for the dignity and rights of the individual; and
  • Inclusion, transparency, freedom of expression, and communication.

As Jayhawks, we all share the responsibility for preserving and promoting a positive and productive environment for the entire community.

Visit the Office of Integrity & Compliance to learn more, including how to report a possible violation.