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Fort Hays State University

Fort Hays State University

Forward thinking. World ready.

FHSU is the leading forward-thinking, entrepreneurial university of the Midwest. We have an enrollment of more than 13,000 students and offer hundreds of certificate and degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's and master's levels through 29 academic departments. We attract goal-oriented students who want premier learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom combined with extraordinary one-to-one attention and support. Take a look at our College Portrait for an overall view of FHSU.

Whether you are a high school student in western Kansas looking to begin your college career, a member of the military seeking to complete your degree, or a professional seeking continuing education, Fort Hays State University offers hundreds of degree, certificate and course options at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Fort Hays State University seeks to provide all individuals with innovative, accessible and affordable educational opportunities. Our top priority is to equip students with the in-depth education, practical hands-on experience and international perspective necessary to be successful, engaged members of the 21st century workforce

Our professors are outstanding teachers who motivate students to develop their unique talents. As a result, our students graduate with a deep appreciation of knowledge as well as professional skills and confidence that give them a competitive edge in their careers, now and for a lifetime. 

Located halfway between Denver and Kansas City, FHSU is a welcoming community in the heart of historic Hays, a community that celebrates its frontier roots and its modern sensibility - coffee shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants, shopping, and a vibrant arts scene.


Diversity Profile: Fort Hays State University

At FHSU, we want to build and support a diverse, inclusive campus community that recognizes and celebrates our differences.  To accomplish this goal, we offer programs and activities to help people feel welcomed, valued and respected.  By better understanding what makes people, cultures and genders different, you learn how to interact effectively with a wide variety of people, which builds an inclusive community, as well as learning and working environment

Fort Hays State University is committed to providing equal opportunity and access in all areas, including employment, admission, financial aid, housing, academic programming, athletics and student organizations. It is Fort Hays State University’s policy to recruit, hire and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status. Every individual has the right to expect that such personnel actions are made on the basis of job-related criteria only. FHSU is committed to an environment in which students, faculty, administrators, and staff work together in an atmosphere free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, exploitation and intimidation.

For more information on Fort Hays State University’s AA/EEO policies, please contact our EEO Officer at 600 Park Street, Hays, KS 67601, (785) 628-4033

Diversity Affairs:

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Hays is the largest city in northwest Kansas at the crossroads of Interstate 70 and US Highway 183.  This city, which has approximately 20,000 residents, was incorporated in 1885.  Hays is the county seat of Ellis County and is a prosperous and growing community.

We are proud of our outstanding educational system, which includes Fort Hays State University, North Central Kansas Technical College and Kansas State University Agriculture Research Center. We have one of the finest medical facilities in western and central Kansas. 

We are also surrounded by productive agricultural land and large underground oil reserves. The industrial, commercial and retail growth in recent years has established Hays as the retail and trade center for northwest Kansas.  In addition, Hays has many interesting retail stores, shopping centers, specialty shops and restaurants featuring a variety of ethnic foods.

For more information, please visit:

Multicultural Fun Night 2011:

Gay-Straight Alliance's annual Drag Show! 2011:



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Jobs at Fort Hays State University

  • Assistant Professor of English (R-01314)

  • Hays, Kansas
  • Fort Hays State University is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor of English.

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  • Assistant Professor of English (R-01313)

  • Hays, Kansas
  • Fort Hays State University is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of English position.

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  • Instructor of English (R-01315)

  • Hays, Kansas
  • Fort Hays State University is accepting applications for a 9 month Instructor of English position.

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  • Assistant Professor in Agribusiness (R-01305)

  • Hays, Kansas
  • Fort Hays State University is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Agricultural Business.

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