Welcome to Emporia State University located in Emporia, Kansas! ESU was founded in 1863, is the home of Corky the Hornet, and our colors are black and gold. We offer 200+ academic programs across the School of Business, The Teachers College, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Science and Information Management. ESU’s degree programs are fueled by high-impact, hands-on learning experiences that will give you a competitive advantage after graduation. As an ESU student, you’ll have lots of opportunities to make lifelong connections through university organizations, courses, and loads of fun campus activities.