Welcome to COMS IDEA

This is the home of the KU Department of Communication Studies Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Committee. This site contains resources for making KU a more welcoming place for all of us. The menu on the left will allow you to navigate this entire page. We've linked some of the most important resources below.

If you have an idea for the COMS IDEA committee please email us at alesia@ku.edu

Mission and Values

Find out more about what COMS IDEA committee stands for at this link.
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Find Support

Follow this link for support resources
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News and Events

This link will take you to our news and events page. In addition to events we are hosting, we try to highlight events around campus that promote IDEA values.
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IDEA Resource Database

This is an ever-growing database of IDEA resources for communication students and scholars. Tabs include student organizations, faculty & staff resources at KU, and resources for Communication scholars.
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Personal Development

Follow this link for trainings on personal growth and development in IDEA areas.
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Dealing with Difficult Dialogues

This page contains resources dedicated to dealing with complex and difficult dialogues surrounding issues of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access.
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Report a Concern

This page offers links and explanations for how to report an IDEA-related concern
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