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Hammond Hall 201
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601
Phone: 785-628-4291
Toll Free: 800-628-FHSU
Fax: 785-628-4037
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Fort Hays State University is a liberal and applied arts, state-assisted institution with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students. The university is located in Hays, Kansas. A graduate program through the master's degree is offered in most subject matter fields. The specialist degree is offered in some areas. The university is fully accredited by several national agencies and is one of six state-assisted institutions of higher education governed by a Board of Regents appointed by the governor of the state of Kansas. Fort Hays State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Hays is a university community of just over 20,000 people serving as a regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas - serving a population of nearly 400,000. The community has award winning public and private schools. Hays Medical Center employs more than 1,000 people. Hays Medical Center is the home to the DeBakey Heart Institute of Kansas and is one of the top rural medical centers in the United States. Community assets include the Chestnut Street District in Historic Downtown Hays with its unique shopping, galleries, and eateries. The Hays Arts Council is the oldest local arts agency in Kansas and has successfully fostered a strong and nationally notable arts community. The Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center on the Fort Hays State University campus is home to the Encore Series, the Hays Symphony, university events and other national and world caliber performances. Fort Hays State University athletes compete on the NCAA Division II level. Hays boasts excellent recreational facilities including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, an extensive recreational program, and excellent opportunities for walking, running, and biking. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes providing boating and other water sports. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. Multiple high-speed Internet service providers service Hays, and the community has consistently been a national leader in connectivity. Web site:

Notice of Non-discrimination--Fort Hays State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, age, disability, Vietnam era veteran status or special disabled veteran status in its programs and activities. The director of affirmative action, coordinator of Title IX, Title VI, Section 504 and ADA regulations, may be contacted at 600 Park Street, Hays, KS 67601-4099, (785) 628-4033.

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