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Need to Talk?

NOTE: Emily Taylor Center staff members are mandatory reporters at the University of Kansas. In situations involving discrimination and violations of Title IX, we will have to report information to campus authorities. If you are looking for a confidential resource, you can find the University policy here.     

Life at college can sometimes get confusing.  Whether you are a student, staff or faculty member,  you may need someone to talk to so you can sort things out and discover what options are available to help you move forward.  We are here for you.  

As a Center, we can help you get connected with people and resources that can provide assistance, support and solutions. No matter your concern, you can come to us.

To speak with Center staff or schedule an individual consultation, simply call us at 785-864-3552 or send an email to emilytaylorcenter@ku.edu

Common Concerns:

  • I just started seeing someone –I’d like some ideas about what a healthy relationship looks like.
  • What do I do if I’m feeling uncomfortable or unsafe in my relationship?
  • I’m self-conscious about my looks – most of the women I live with look like models and I always feel like I should be on a diet.  I want to feel better.
  • I want to get more involved and take on a leadership role – how do I get started?
  • I’m trying to figure out how to balance my career and academic goals with my desire to have a family.  How do I figure this out?
  • I am one of two women in my class.  The professor never calls on me when I raise my hand – what can I do?
  • I am a guy who wants to major in nursing and my friends tease me, making me question my decision.
  • I am having difficulty getting established in my department and on campus as a new faculty member – where do I start?
  • I have been sexually harassed/sexually assaulted and need help.

Did You Know..
  • Only 23% of all Distinguished Professors at KU are women, compared to 24% three years ago
  • Of the 165 members of the Kansas legislature, only 40 are women
  • Only 3 of the 14 Kansas Court of Appeals Judges are women
  • 31% of Kansas families with a single-female head of household live below the poverty level
  • Median earnings in Kansas for women are just 77% of what median earnings are for men

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