Jim Williams

Welcome from the Vice President

Dear Emporia State Hornet,

I am extremely pleased to welcome you to the Division of Student Affairs and your Emporia State University experience. I am delighted and excited that you are part of Hornet Nation.

Transition to university life is exciting! This web presence will provide you with helpful information regarding transitions, important dates, campus events, and programs to support your experiences. Working together we will create amazing experiences and memories. As a partner in this adventure, there are three requests I will make of you during your time at Emporia State:

  1. Be Active in Your Learning. Commit to going to class, spending time with your professors and classmates. Learning occurs outside the classroom. Be active by attending theatre productions, concerts, athletic and community events.
  2. Be Involved in Your College Experience. With over 130 student organizations, there are opportunities for involvement. The Center for Student Involvement, as part of the Memorial Union, is a must visit spot on campus. Assume a leadership position early and grow in your civic engagement, volunteer.
  3. Be Safe. Emporia State and the Emporia community are located within one of the most breathtaking landscapes in the nation. The relationship between the community and the university is close. However, we all play a part in the safety and security of this campus and community. Collectively we must all be vigilant about taking care of ourselves and each other. Please always remember to report suspicious behavior, ask for help when needed, and make smart choices within the context of your freedoms.

This is an exciting time. I am honored to challenge and support you in your learning and growth.

As such I look forward to working with you over the next few years!

Dr. Jim Williams

Vice President for Student Affairs