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Kansas State University

Services for Students

Academic Assistance Center

Judith Lynch, Director

101 Holton Hall

785-532-6492

E-mail: academic_help@k-state.edu

www.k-state.edu/aac

The Academic Assistance Center provides a comprehensive and coordinated system for the identification, diagnosis, advisement, counseling, and referral of students to the various academic support services available at K-State. In addition, the AAC provides direct academic support through programs which include:

Tutorial assistance

Free tutoring is available in a variety of introductory courses through the EOF tutoring program. Students desiring assistance on a regular basis are assigned to small groups that meet weekly with a peer tutor who assists them with course content and learning strategies. Walk-in tutoring sessions are also available on evenings and weekends.

The University Experience

The AAC offers the course EDCEP 111 The University Experience to new students for 1-3 hours of credit. This course provides any new student with a general orientation to K-State and university life. Topics covered include study skills, effective use of campus resources, academic planning, career decision making, and university policies and procedures.

Math assistance

The AAC provides a math review class for students desiring basic review of pre-algebra mathematics before actually enrolling in a formal mathematics course. Assistance with Intermediate or College Algebra is available to students enrolling in The University Experience as a part of that course. Students who are unsure of which math course to enroll in may take a 45-minute math placement exam. This assessment is available on a walk-in basis in the AAC.

PILOTS program

PILOTS is a cooperative, year-long program meant to provide structure and encourage academic discipline and critical reasoning for qualifying entering freshmen. Students enjoy smaller classes, a computer Reading/Writing Lab, a clustering of support courses, and free tutoring. Classes are geared to a diversity of learning styles.

Credit by examination

K-State offers students a variety of quiz-out programs through which a student may earn academic credit in specific courses. The AAC is the campus service agency for the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and the DANTES Program. The center will also provide consultation and conduct utility studies for academic departments interested in implementing a credit-by-examination program. Information and registration for the CLEP and DANTES programs are available from the AAC.

Entrance and professional examinations

The AAC administers the following examinations, which are often required to enter selected undergraduate, graduate, or professional programs. Contact the AAC to obtain further information concerning these and other examinations.

American College Test (ACT)

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

Optometry Admission Testing Program (OATP)

Praxis Series (PLT, PPST)

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

Test of Spoken English (TSE)

Academic and Career Information Center

Michelle Haupt, Coordinator

14 Holton Hall

785-532-7494

E-mail: acic@k-state.edu

www.k-state.edu/acic

The Academic and Career Information Center provides assistance to students exploring and selecting academic majors and career options. ACIC is a resource center offering career assessments, an extensive career library, and a staff dedicated to assisting students in the career planning process.

ACIC offers a one-credit hour course focusing on academic major and career exploration, personal assessment, and decision-making strategies. Additional resources include employment profiles, salary information, career reference books and files, K-State curriculum guides, graduate school information, and career planning workshops.

Adult Student Services

Nancy Bolsen, Director

101 Holton Hall

785-532-6434

E-mail: nontrad@k-state.edu

www.k-state.edu/adult

Adult Student Services assists undergraduate and graduate students who meet one of the following criteria:

· Married

· Parent

· Re-entering

· 25 years of age or older

Staff members assist students with admission and enrollment and provide information or referrals for housing, child care, refresher and study skills courses, tutoring, financial aid, scholarships, insurance, public school enrollment, community family programs, and emergency locator. The staff may be able to assist returning K-State students in advising about remedying past academic deficiencies. Staff members also help students with their everyday challenges and special concerns before, during, and after their admission to K-State.

Alcohol and Other Drug Education Service

Bill Arck, Director

214 English/Counseling Services

785-532-6927

www.k-state.edu/counseling/

The Alcohol and Other Drug Education Service offers information about physical effects and social issues related to alcohol and other drug use or abuse. Campus services provided include media activities such as newspaper ads, posters, brochures, and radio public service announcements; coordination of and participation in awareness events, such as National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week; and presentations providing information on alcohol and drug-related topics.

This office can also make referrals to various resources for those with concerns about their own or another's possible alcohol and/or drug use or abuse.

Career and Employment Services

Kerri Day Keller, Director

Holtz Hall

785-532-6506

E-mail: ces@k-state.edu

www.k-state.edu/ces

Career and Employment Services provides career advising, training, employment connections, and resources to K-State students and alumni. Whether seeking part-time employment while attending classes, a summer job, an internship/coop, or a full-time career position, CES can help. Career and Employment Services is a service and resource center with a staff dedicated to assisting students and alumni in their job search and providing contacts with thousands of employers throughout the country.

Meet with an individual career advisor about resume writing, interviewing, job hunting, and career planning. Check out the CES homepage for event announcements, workshop videos, online internship/job listings, and links to career and employer research sites. Take advantage of a variety of job search-related workshops and career fairs held throughout the year. Register with CES to view more employment opportunities, refer your resume to employers, sign up for on-campus interviews and find employer/alumni contact info for networking.

Cooperative Houses

Clovia

1200 Pioneer Lane

Manhattan, Kansas 66502

785-395-4500
www.k-state.edu/clovia

Alpha of Clovia Cooperative House accommodates up to 60 women. Although 4-H members are given preference, any undergraduate woman is welcome to apply for membership. To keep the house self-supportive, the women at Clovia contribute up to four hours a week for duties. Providing economical living conditions for members is a main goal at Clovia. Housebills are approximately $215 per month, and vary according to social activities and other house functions. Rent is $320 per semester. Applications can be obtained at County Extension Offices, the State 4-H Department at Kansas State University, www.k-state.edu/clovia or the Clovia Membership Chairman, 1200 Pioneer Lane, Manhattan, Kansas 66502, 785- 395-4500.

Smith Scholars Program

331 North 17th Street

Manhattan, Kansas 66502

785-395-4685

www.k-state.edu/smithhouse
E-mail: smithhouse@k-state.edu

The Smith Scholars Program provides a broad learning experience for 40 young men each year. Smith Scholars are selected on the basis of academic promise and potential to contribute to a structured program of organized living. The Smith Scholars live in Smith Scholarship House, a cooperative living arrangement wherein the men do the cooking and housekeeping, providing a substantial savings in housing costs over most other types of living groups.

The Smith Scholars Program is a joint project of the Maitland E. Smith Scholarship House Alumni Association and the KSU Foundation.

Counseling Services

Fred Newton, Director

232 English/Counseling Services

785-532-6927
E-mail: counsel@k-state.edu

www.k-state.edu/counseling

Counseling Services is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Professional counselors, psychologists, and a psychiatrist are available to assist K-State students. Individual, couple, and/or group counseling is offered for people wishing to discuss academic, career, or personal concerns. Psychological testing may be used as an adjunct to career or personal counseling.

Counseling is a confidential service. Anything you say to a counselor, the fact that you used this service, or test results will not be disclosed to other persons or agencies within or outside the university, within ethical limitations. No information about counseling goes on your academic record.

Counseling Services is funded in part by the student privilege fee. Students receive some initial individual sessions without charge per year. A nominal fee is charged for additional services.

Programs using a workshop or seminar format are offered to enhance personal growth and skill development. These may include stress management, biofeedback, career life planning, assertiveness training and relationship enhancement. A Career Life Planning course is offered for academic credit.

The Counseling Services staff, and the APA-accredited internship training program in psychology, adhere to the ethical code of the American Psychological Association.

Disability Support Services

Gretchen Holden, Director

Holton Hall 202

V/TTY532 6441

Fax: 785-532-6457

www.k-state.edu/dss/

Disability Support Services is the office responsible for coordinating accommodations and services for students with documented disabilities. Staff will serve as a liaison with students' instructors.

Academic accommodations provided to students include readers, materials in large print, and note takers. Test taking accommodations may include extended time, oral examinations, scribes, and testing in an environment with reduced distractions. Assistance is provided in obtaining text books in auditory format. Upon request, any class scheduled in an inaccessible location will be relocated for students with mobility impairments. Interpreters for students who are deaf or hearing impaired will be provided, upon request.

An Assistive Technology Lab is located in 213A Hale Library across from Microforms and Periodicals. The center includes computers with large screen monitors that are equipped with special software such as text enlargers, screen readers, and voice recognition. Also available is a CCTV and Arkenstone Reading Machine with scanner.

Special equipment available for checkout and use by students includes an FM listening system and TTD (telecommunications device for the deaf.)

Additional services include assistance with writing. Tutors are available for some classes. A shuttle van, equipped with hydraulic lift, operates on campus between all buildings. Transportation is available to students with either a temporary or permanent physical disability. A wide range of accessible housing is available.

Educational Supportive Services

Kathleen Greene, Director

Holton Hall

785-532-5642

E-mail: ess@k-state.edu

www.k-state.edu/ess

Low-income students and first-generation college students are assisted in setting and attaining realistic educational goals and are provided information about graduate-level educational opportunities. Students admitted and enrolled at K-State are offered educational supportive services including the study skills and academic enrichment program courses, academic preadvising, individualized tutorial assistance, and a variety of referral services.

McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program, named for the African American astronaut who died in the 1986 space shuttle explosion, encourages and prepares academically promising students to pursue doctoral degrees. McNair Scholars are from low-income and first generation college educated backgrounds or are from minority groups who are underrepresented in graduate study.

Staff will assist McNair Scholars in selecting an appropriate graduate school for their career goals, in preparing for the Graduate Record Examination, and in applying for graduate admittance and financial assistance. Each year McNair Scholars will be matched with a faculty mentor and will work on research projects for which they will receive a stipend.

Greek Affairs

Scott Jones, Director and Interfraternity Advisor

Lisa Fant, Assistant Director and Panhellenic Advisor

214 K-State Student Union

785-532-5546

E-mail: greekaffairs@k-state.edu

www.k-state.edu/greek

Sororities

Booklets describing sororities and setting forth the provisions regulating selection of new members are provided to all prospective freshmen and interested upperclass-women by Panhellenic Council.

House bills in sororities will average approximately $2,430 a semester. This includes room, board, and sorority dues. Freshman members, however, live in residence halls and pay sorority dues of approximately $543 per semester.

The following national sororities have established chapters at K-State: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Xi Delta, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Sigma Theta, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Gamma Rho, Sigma Kappa, Sigma Lambda Gamma, and Zeta Phi Beta.

Fraternities

Fraternities select new members primarily during the summer months. High school seniors are often guests at fraternity houses during their senior year, and throughout the spring and summer months each fraternity has representatives visiting high school seniors and their parents in Kansas and surrounding states.

Freshman men may live in a fraternity house if they accept invitations to membership before classes start and if they cancel their residence hall contracts. Costs will average $2,250 a semester.

The following national fraternities are established at K-State: Acacia, Alpha Gamma Rho, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Tau Omega, Beta Sigma Psi, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Chi, Delta Lambda Phi (colony), Delta Sigma Phi, Delta Tau Delta, Delta Upsilon, FarmHouse, Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Kappa Theta, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Lambda Beta, Sigma Nu, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Theta Xi, and Triangle.

Housing and Dining Services

Charles Werring, Assistant Vice President/ Director

104 Pittman Building

1-888-568-5027 (toll free)

785-532-6453
E-mail: housing@k-state.edu
www.housing.k-state.edu

The university encourages all new K-State students to live in an organized living group, such as a residence hall. Living in a residential community provides students with a sense of belonging and an avenue for involvement. Research indicates academic achievement is enhanced by involvement. Students who choose a community-based living group are provided many opportunities for interaction with other students and university staff. Furthermore, the opportunity to participate in organized social, athletic, and educational events contributes to career success.

K-State provides on-campus residence hall living for approximately 3,800 students and 480 apartments currently available for student families; nontraditional, single graduate students; and upperclass undergraduate students.

Residence halls

K-State residence halls have a rich tradition of providing a living and learning environment that encourages personal growth and academic success.

Lifestyle options include standard double-occupancy rooms, suites, cluster areas, and quiet floors. Additional information on these options is available on request. Staff members work diligently to meet the needs of all students.

The academic-year contract is issued to a student following receipt of a residence hall application and nonrefundable application fee.

The cost of the contract is set on an annual basis. Students may select a semester or an installment payment plan.

Smurthwaite Leadership/ Scholarship House

The Smurthwaite Leadership/Scholarship House is a unique cooperative living opportunity for women who are interested in becoming active in leadership positions in student government, academic organizations, and cocurricular organizations.

Assignment to Smurthwaite Leadership/ Scholarship House is made through a special application process. Since acceptance and assignment to Smurthwaite is limited, it is best to complete the regular residence hall application and contract with alternate preferences.

Academic initiatives

Residence halls offer individualized academic support to residents through trained staff, programming, and faculty involvement. Computer labs, study rooms, two academic resource centers, and tutorial sessions make the residence halls a great environment for learning and academic success.

Leadership and involvement opportunities

The Leadership Education And Development (LEAD) program offers current and aspiring leaders the skills they need to be successful. Hall Governing Boards (HGB) and floor governments plan and implement educational, cultural, and social programs; intramural events; community service projects; and more. Judicial boards provide an opportunity for students to address one another regarding policy violations that impact the community. The Kansas State University Association of Residence Halls (ARH) works closely with hall representatives to develop and implement policies that promote respect and acceptance of all residence hall students. ARH also plans larger all-hall events.

Jardine Apartment Complex

Currently student families, nontraditional, single graduate and upperclass undergraduate students have access to one- and two-bedroom furnished and unfurnished apartments at Jardine. These apartments are adjacent to the campus. Affordable laundry facilities are available.

This complex has begun a major redevelopment with some of the new apartments available in fall 2007. This project will change the menu of apartment options. As new spaces come online, preference will be given to residents of the residence halls and Jardine apartments.

The rental rate includes gas (heat, hot water, and stove), water, and trash. There is a nonrefundable application fee due at the time of application. Assignments are made on a first-come, first-serve basis, and early application is recommended. On assignment, a deposit equivalent to one month's rent is required.

Apartments are partially accessible for persons with disabilities. Housing and Dining Services is pleased to work with students and family members to accommodate special needs.

International Student Center

Donna Davis, Director

785-532-6448
E-mail: intlstucenter@k-state.edu
www.k-state.edu/intlstucenter

The International Student Center provides a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere where people wanting to increase their international perspective can always find new friends. The three-building complex has been completely funded by private gifts to the university. The main building includes a multipurpose meeting room, dining room, kitchen, reading lounge, and the Barbara Wilson Children's Room.

The Taiwan Wing houses the ISC staff. The staff provides administrative services required for international students and scholars by their home countries and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Staff members act as the university's primary resource for international student programs and provide leadership and support for a variety of programs that promote global awareness and understanding.

The Korean Room is a small media center that has computers, a television viewing area, general meeting space, and a small office for the International Coordinating Council.

The university recommends that international students and their dependents (if they are with the student) purchase or be in possession of a medical insurance policy or equivalent coverage. Medical insurance can be purchased on the campus or from other independent agencies.

K-State Student Union

Bernard J. Pitts, Executive Director

785-532-6591

www.union.ksu.edu

Since 1956 the K-State Student Union has served the university with a variety of social, recreational, educational, and cultural activities. Its programs and services, supported by student fees and generated revenue, provide students, faculty, staff, alumni, university departments, and friends of the university with an exciting hub of campus life.

The facility features the official K-State Bookstore; a large food court with additional dining alternatives throughout the Union; an art gallery; full-service bank and ATMs; a copy center; computer store; Cats' Den convenience store; lounges; two auditoriums; K-State ID Center; a recreation area with auto-score bowling, billiards, and pro shop; and much more.

Union Program Council is the student volunteer program arm of the Union. UPC sponsors more than 400 programs a year to enrich the extracurricular, out-of-classroom experience for all students.

The Union Governing Board—comprised of students, faculty, and staff members— establishes building policy and provides direction under which the Union operates.

The Office of Student Activities and Services can be found on the ground level of the Union.

Lafene Health Center

Lannie W. Zweimiller, Director

1105 Sunset Avenue

785-532-6544

E-mail: lafene@k-state.edu

www.k-state.edu/lafene

The Lafene Health Center is a modern ambulatory healthcare facility designed to provide for most student outpatient health needs. The health center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Students who have paid the health fee as a part of their tuition are eligible for care. Non-student spouses, university conference participants, and other campus visitors may receive care upon payment of a special fee.

Lafene Health Center provides, through a full complement of medical and other professional personnel, a range of services that include special clinics for sports-related injuries, women, and allergies and immunizations, as well as a clinic for general care. Also included are services in health education, nutrition, and physical therapy. The services of a pharmacy, laboratory, and x-ray are available at reduced rates.

The center is staffed by full-time physicians with medical support personnel. When necessary, the student is referred to specialists for treatment at the student's expense.

After regular clinic hours, a student who is ill or injured may receive medical care at a local hospital, at the student's expense. Home visits are not made. The local ambulance service is available, when needed, to transport patients to the appropriate health care facility.

Insurance

It is strongly recommended that all students at K-State carry medical insurance, either through the parents' plan at home or through the university-sponsored student health insurance plan available at special rates. This latter plan covers most services provided at Lafene Health Center and allowed claims for medical expenses if the student requires care away from the campus.

Medical history

K-State requires a complete medical history, including a current immunization record, on all new students or transfer students. This history must be completed on the Kansas State University medical history form and is required prior to provision of non-emergency treatment at the health center. A physical examination is not required, but encouraged, and a copy of this examination assists the staff in evaluating illnesses. If a student has a continuing medical problem, a summary from the attending physician is helpful should treatment at the center be needed. Students receiving allergy injections must furnish instructions from their allergist before injections can be administered at the health center.

International students

International students from countries with a high incidence of tuberculosis and others who have spent more than four months in such a country are required by university policy to be skin tested for tuberculosis prior to enrolling at K-State.

Multicultural Programs and Services

224 Anderson Hall

785-532-6536

E-mail: mso@ksu.edu

The Office of Multicultural Programs and Services provides assistance to the Asian- American Student Union (AASU), Black Student Union (BSU), Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO), Native American Student Association (NASA), United Black Voices (UBV), and other cultural and academic interest organizations focusing on multicultural students.

MPS assists organizations in sponsoring programs and activities that heighten multicultural awareness and leadership at K-State and in the community. MPS also provides support and assistance to all multicultural students through individual consultations and through building strong support systems that help foster the educational and personal development of multicultural students on campus.

New Student Services

Pat J. Bosco, Associate Vice President/ Dean of Student Life

Emily Lehning, Assistant Dean of Student Life/Coordinator of New Student Programs

104 Anderson Hall

785-532-6318
consider.k-state.edu

New Student Services works with prospective students and their families. Admissions representatives meet with high school students during school visits, college fairs, and special events.

New Student Services coordinates campus visits, orientation and enrollment, Wildcat Warm-up, the K-State Parents and Family Association, and the Presidential Lecture Series.

Off-Campus Housing

The Office of Student Activities and Services maintains an up-to-date listing of major apartment complexes, real estate agents, and property management companies. The office also provides a bulletin board in the Union that lists available rental units, with information on cost, size, restrictions, etc., and other housing options.

Office of Student Life

Pat J. Bosco, Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Dean of Student Life

122 Anderson Hall

785-532-6237

Carla Jones, Assistant Vice President, Student Life

Heather Reed, Assistant Dean of Student Life

102 Holton Hall

785-532-6432

E-mail: stulife@k-state.edu

www.k-state.edu/studentlife

Student life services, including Admissions, Student Financial Assistance, Greek Affairs, Housing, K-State Student Union, New Student Services, Recreational Services, Registrar, and the Office of Student Life, are coordinated and directed by the associate vice president and dean. These units meet the needs of prospective and enrolled students.

The Office of Student Life is responsible for student activities, student government, and the administration of the judicial program for nonacademic misconduct. Adult Student Services, Religious Affairs, and the Women's Center are supervised and supported by this office. Staff members coordinate assistance to students and families in times of personal crisis and are available to students for general advice, counsel, and assistance with personal problems.

Recreational Services

Raydon H. Robel, Director

785-532-6980

E-mail: recservices@k-state.edu

www.recservices.k-state.edu

Recreational Services is responsible for intramurals, recreational sports, fitness/wellness programs, and sport clubs administration for the campus.

The award-winning Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex features 14 racquetball courts; two squash courts; three gyms for basketball, volleyball, and badminton; two weight training and cardiovascular areas; a climbing wall; a large multipurpose area for exercise sessions; two indoor running/walking tracks; a combatives area; a table tennis room; locker rooms; and a central services area for equipment checkout.

The natatorium at the Ahearn Sports Complex offers two 25-yard pools and one diving pool. A sun deck is also available.

Outdoor facilities include lighted playfields for football, soccer, softball, and sand volleyball; lighted tennis and 3-wall racquetball courts; horseshoe pits; and a fitness cluster with running/walking trails.

Outdoor recreational equipment and camping equipment can be rented at the Outdoor Rental Center.

A wide variety of group exercise sessions are offered, including cardio, yoga, pilates, and aqua exercise. Personal trainers and nutrition consultants offer assessments and program planning. Athletic trainers provide evaluation and treatment of sports-related injuries, including first aid and taping service.

Intramural sports are scheduled competitive activities. Team, individual, and meet sports are offered for students, faculty, and staff. More than 50 different intramural activities are offered for men, women, and co-rec competitors.

The sport clubs program provides an opportunity to participate both competitively and noncompetitively in a number of traditional sports such as volleyball, soccer, and rugby, plus nontraditional sports such as paintball, skydiving, and ultimate frisbee.

The department provides many student employment opportunities for lifeguards, sports officials, building supervisors, exercise leaders, fitness consultants, and office assistants.

Additional information and a complete schedule of hours and events is available on the Recreational Services home page.

Religious Affairs

Don Fallon, Coordinator

102 Holton Hall

785-532-6432

The coordinator of religious activities in Holton Hall provides information regarding religious activities and organizations on campus and in the community. Pastoral care and counseling are available through this office and by referral. Students may seek counseling regarding relationships, sexuality, death and loss, or other personal and spiritual concerns. Two memorial chapels on campus, Danforth and All Faiths, are available for student worship, weddings, and private meditation.

Scholarship Advising Office

Jim Hohenbary, Scholarship Advisor

112 Eisenhower Hall

785-532-6904 Fax: 785-532-7004

www.k-state.edu/artsci/scholarship

The Scholarship Advising Office assists K-State students as they compete for nationally competitive awards such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, and Udall.

The office informs students about awards that might suit their accomplishments and goals, advises students as they prepare their applications, and manages the campus selection process for scholarships and fellowships that require applicants to be nominated by their university.

A strong academic record and active resume are essential for applications. Students interested in competing for major awards are encouraged to consult with the scholarship advisor as early as possible in their college career.

The office website provides a more complete listing of national scholarships and fellowships. Note that the office primarily advises students regarding awards that are administered external to the university. Students seeking information about K-State scholarships should consult the Office of Student Financial Assistance and their academic departments.

Student Activities and Services

Gayle Spencer, Coordinator

Office of Student Activities and Services, K-State Student Union, Ground Floor

785-532-6541 Fax: 785-532-7292

E-mail: osas@k-state.edu

www.k-state.edu/osas

The Office of Student Activities and Services helps students identify campus activities and avenues of campus and community involvement. The office houses the Student Governing Association, Student Judicial System, Student Legal Services, Consumer and Tenant Affairs, and the Student Organization Budget Office. The office also assists individuals and groups who wish to organize and register their organization on the K-State campus.

Student Government

Gayle Spencer, Coordinator of Student Activities and Services

Office of Student Activities and Services, K-State Student Union, Ground Floor

785-532-6541

Fax: 785-532-7292

E-mail: osas@k-state.edu

www.k-state.edu/osas/sga

The purpose of the Student Governing Association is to help students voice concerns, suggestions, or grievances. Every student is a member of SGA and is represented by a college council (elected by the students in each respective college), a student senator, and by the student body president and vice president. The student senators, student body president, and vice president are elected by the K-State student body.

SGA is divided into three branches: legislative, judicial, and executive. Student Senate makes up the legislative branch. It is composed of six standing committees: academic affairs/university relations, allocations, governmental relations, privilege fee, senate operations, and student affairs/social services.

The judicial branch is composed of the judicial council, student review board, student tribunal, parking citations appeals board, and the housing and dining services judicial boards.

The student body president, vice president, and cabinet make up the executive branch. The president has the responsibility to promote the general welfare of the students and acts as the official voice of the student body to the faculty, administration, and public.

Student organizations

More than 360 organizations are available to students, faculty members, staff, and community members.

Any organization desiring to become a registered organization must register with the Office of Student Activities and Services. Registered groups have the opportunity to request funds from SGA, hold fundraising activities on campus, and schedule rooms and tables in the K-State Student Union as well as most campus facilities. Registered student organizations may also post notices in university buildings and on campus bulletin boards.

Upward Bound and Other Youth Programs

Reginland McGowan, Assistant Vice President for Educational and Personal Development Programs

201 Holton Hall

785-532-5399

E-mail: reggiem@k-state.edu

Upward Bound

532-6497 or 532-6374 (math and science program) or 826-2981 (Salina campus)

Upward Bound provides academic and personal counseling and guidance to high school students who qualify by being first generation and/or students with limited income from Pottawatomie, Riley, and Geary counties. Upward Bound Math and Science serves students from Topeka and Salina. Upward Bound at Salina serves students from Canton Galva, Clay Center, Ell-Saline, Newton, Lincoln Junior and Senior, Hanover, and Linn High Schools. Each program motivates students with academic potential and prepares them for postsecondary education. Emphasis is on academics, social, cultural, and vocational activities and experiences during the school year and a summer campus residential program.

Earl Woods National Youth Golf Academy/The First Tee

532-5399

This nonprofit organization serves underrepresented youth by providing accessibility to the game of golf. Students (ages 6 to 17) from the Manhattan and Junction City areas, along with a weeklong National First Tee Academy, are given instructions in golf, life skills, and leadership.

Women's Center

Susan L. Allen, Director

Mary Todd, Sexual Assault Advocate and Assistant Director

206 Holton Hall

785-532-6444

E-mail: womenscenter@k-state.edu

www.k-state.edu/womenscenter
www.k-state.edu/nonviolence

The K-State Women's Center works to promote a safe and equitable work and learning environment for women and all people through advocacy, presentations, academic classes, training, and referral. Social justice is our unifying mission for a variety of individual and community efforts. Since 1973 this office has supported the well-being of K-State women by providing advocacy and promoting gender equity. More recent initiatives involve campus culture change efforts such as nonviolence education and programs directed to men.

We work with the K-State Campaign for Nonviolence on many justice-related projects including: the Safe Zone project, a campuswide volunteer organization created to improve reporting of sexual assault and other hateful acts and crimes, as well as to provide allies for GLBT students, faculty, and staff with concerns; noontime yoga for faculty, staff, students, and community members; and sponsorship of the Campaign for Nonviolence student activist group ACTION, whose mission is to carry out social change projects.

We collaborate with the academic side of the university by providing two new courses:

Introduction to Nonviolence Studies (DAS 450/ WOMST 500): This 3-hour class lays the groundwork for a nonviolence studies program, which is in development.

PEERS (EDCEP 311): The PEERS (Proactive Educators for the Elimination of Rape and Sexual Violence) program is founded on the belief that students can effectively educate each other on issues concerning rape and sexual/ relationship violence. PEERS is offered as a two-semester, 3-credit seminar, providing in-depth training about the cultural, psychological, medical, criminal, and legal system aspects of sexual assault, followed by opportunities to present to organizations, living groups, and classes. Both women and men are invited to enroll. Students who enroll are eligible to join the PEERS student activist group.

The Women's Center sexual assault advocate provides 24-hour assistance for women who have been victimized by violence or who are threatened by biased, hateful, or criminal behavior. Staff members work with individuals who are filing complaints under K-State's Policy Prohibiting Sexual Violence and with offices and agencies on and off campus who can help students with law enforcement, legal, medical, and academic concerns.