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Affirmative Action

Clyde Howard, Director

214 Anderson Hall


E-mail: affact@k-state.edu


The Office of Affirmative Action is available to students on matters of equal opportunity in admissions, access to programs and activities, and employment to due race, ancestry, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, military or veteran status, or age. Students with concerns about racial/ethnic harassment or sexual harassment may also contact the office.

Alumni Association

Amy Button Renz, President

K-State Alumni Association

1720 Alumni Center

785-532-6260 or 1-800-600-2586

E-mail: alumni@k-state.com


The K-State Alumni Association is a 40,000-member, nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance Kansas State University through life-long involvement. This is accomplished through student recruitment programs, quality publications, constituent events, affinity programs, and maintenance of records on more than 239,000 alumni and friends.

Child Care

KSU Child Development Center

Debra Ring, Director

1948 Jardine Drive, Building L-9

E-mail: childcare@k-state.edu

The KSU Child Development Center is a nonprofit corporation serving the child care needs of K-State students, faculty, and staff. It is fully licensed by Kansas and is professionally staffed.

The center offers full-day programs for infants (6 weeks through 12 months), toddlers (ages 12 months through 2½), preschoolers (ages 2½ through 5), and school-age children (ages 5-12). Limited part-time program spaces are offered to families of toddler and preschool children who need regular flexible care. The center is open all year offering care Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

School of Family Studies and Human Services

Mary DeLuccie, Director of Early Childhood Programs

Justin Hall

785-532-5510 Fax: 785-532-5505

E-mail: fshs@k-state.edu

The school operates early childhood programs for children aged 6 weeks through five years at the Stone House Ruth Hoeflin Early Childhood Education Center and C.Q. and Georgia Chandler III Institute for Child and Family Studies on N. Manhattan Ave. Enrollment in the programs is open to members of the K-State and Manhattan communities. The facility is licensed by the state of Kansas.

The Early Childhood Center consists of two classrooms and provides full day care and education for 30 children ranging in age from 18 months to five years of age. Priority in enrollment is given to children of parents working full time.

The Early Childhood Laboratory hosts an interagency program with USD383. The facility integrates children who have disabilities with nonhandicapped children. Forty-eight children, ranging in age from 3 to 5 years, are enrolled in this part-day preschool program.

The Infant-Toddler Early Learning Center provides full day early care and education services to eight eligible children, aged 6 weeks to three years. Children are enrolled through the Riley County Early Head Start/Family Connections program.

The learning environments and planned activities are designed to foster children's cognitive, language, social, emotional, and physical growth and development.

Family Center

Stephan R. Bollman, Director

Nancy T. O'Conner, Director Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic Campus Creek Road

785-532-6984 Fax: 785-532-6523
E-mail: family@humec.ksu.edu

The Family Center provides applied educational experiences to students while offering family-related educational outreach, therapy, and consultation services to the Manhattan community and the state. The Family Center provides an interdisciplinary focus with faculty participation from different disciplines.

Interns, under faculty supervision, offer services involving marriage and family therapy mediation, and family life education. Affiliated programs include the State Training Office for Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities training grants from Social and Rehabilitation Services awarded to child and family program units. Special workshops address particular family topics, including single parenting, parent education, and family life.

Services are available to students and the general public. A fee is assessed for therapy services based on a sliding fee scale.

Information Systems Office

John W. Streeter, Director

2323 Anderson Avenue, Suite 215


E-mail: iso@k-state.edu


The K-State Information Systems Office provides application development services and database management services in support of enterprise application systems. Application Development Services installs, develops, and maintains enterprise application systems facilitating central administrative functions such as accounting, payroll, budget, human resources, admissions, student records, student financial assistance, facilities management, and parking. Database Management Services provides database administration services supporting all enterprise database applications.

Information Technology

IT help desk

313 Hale Library


Fax: 785-532-3199

E-mail: helpdesk@k-state.edu

IT homepage: www.k-state.edu/InfoTech

The university provides many technology resources and facilities for faculty, staff, and student use. K-State's high-speed data network allows access from residence-hall rooms, off-campus, the K-State Student Union, the library, university computing labs, technology classrooms, and locations equipped with wireless access points.

To learn about information technology at K-State, visit the New to IT at K-State website at www.k-state.edu/InfoTech/welcome.

For questions or assistance with any information technology resources, contact the IT help desk at 785-532-7722 or visit the IT help desk website at www.k-state.edu/InfoTech/helpdesk.

Responsible use of the university's technology resources is expected of everyone. All K-Staters must comply with the university's IT policies: www.k-state.edu/vpast/itpolicies.

eIDs and passwords

All K-State students and employees have a free electronic identifier (eID) on the central computer system. It allows access to e-mail, the KATS student system, K-State Online, the K-State network, file space for classwork and projects, and a personal webpage.

Passwords on eIDs must be changed each fall and spring semester. Go to the eID website at eid.k-state.edu to complete this update.

All K-Staters are expected to be ethical and courteous in their use of computing resources. Use of a K-State eID constitutes acceptance of the university's IT policies, posted at www.k-state.edu/vpast/itpolicies.

Antivirus and security

It is imperative that K-Staters protect their computers from security risks and threats. If a computer is compromised, it will be blocked from accessing the network until it has been repaired and/or patched. Once infected, often the only repair procedure available is reformatting the computer's hard drive. Antivirus software can be downloaded from the K-State antivirus webpage at antivirus.k-state.edu.


K-State provides e-mail service to all students and university employees. Your official, primary K-State e-mail address has two forms: eid@k-state.edu and eid@ksu.edu. The university sends official correspondence to K-Staters via their primary e-mail addresses with full expectation that communications will be received and read in a timely fashion.

E-mail at K-State offers spam filtering, antivirus protection, and improved Webmail services. For further information, see the central e-mail services page at www.k-state.edu/InfoTech/e-mail.

Computing labs and InfoCommons

More than 450 PC and printing facilities are available 24 hours a day in Hale Library and in university computing labs throughout campus. Computer labs provide free access to electronic information resources and software programs, including e-mail, Internet access, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, statistical analysis, and programming languages. To locate computer labs on campus and learn more about the InfoCommons, visit infocommons.k-state.edu.

Media Development Center

The Media Development Center in 313 Hale Library is a place for K-Staters to go for their digital imaging, web design, and music production needs. Cameras, laptops, and other equipment are available for checkout. To preview resources in the MDC, visit main.itac.k-state.edu/mdc/default.htm.

Campus network

Telecommunications maintains the university's fiber-optic data network that connects all K-State buildings. It links to K-State's central computer systems, departmental computers, the university's website, and Internet and Internet2.

Central computer systems

K-State's central computer systems include an IBM S/390 and a network of Unix servers. The central systems provide e-mail, web space (official website plus personal pages), Unix accounts, administrative systems, and many other services and electronic information resources.

Information resources

Information resources online include KATS for student services; the library catalog system; the K-State Digital Library; K-State Online for web-based courses; and course information at courses.k-state.edu. The IT index at www.k-state.edu/InfoTech/services has a complete list of links to many resources.

Technology Service Center

The Technology Service Center provides local, cost-effective technology repair services for campus offices and departments at cost-recovery rates. Staff members at the center build, repair, and upgrade computer systems; install and configure software; and provide installation and maintenance of technology in K-State's technology classrooms.

IT website

The K-State Information Technology website has information about many technology resources available at K-State. To find links to online resources, security information, and information technology news, bookmark www.k-state.edu/InfoTech.

Institutional Advancement

Robert S. Krause, Vice President

122 Anderson Hall


The vice president for institutional advancement is responsible for the external relations of the university and is the chief student affairs officer. Additionally, the vice president coordinates ongoing activities with the KSU Foundation, K-State Alumni Association, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, and external relations with governmental agencies, the Kansas Board of Regents, and other university constituents. The vice president for institutional advancement reports directly to the president and serves as chief spokesperson for the university.

KSU Foundation

Gary Hellebust, President and CEO

KSU Foundation Center

2323 Anderson Avenue, Suite 500



Since 1944 the Kansas State University Foundation has supported the teaching, research, and outreach mission of K-State. Gifts received through the foundation fund undergraduate and graduate student scholarships, establish faculty chairs and professorships, provide departmental support, and enhance the campus infrastructure.

Private support infuses life into virtually all academic and support programs. Since 1986, K-State has added almost 2 million square feet in new buildings and additions to buildings. Although the state provided partial funding for these projects, they would not have been possible without additional private support.

The Kansas State University Foundation is the official fundraising arm of the university. It is a separate, independent organization chartered by the state of Kansas as a 501C(3) nonprofit educational corporation. Gifts to the foundation are tax deductible.

The foundation is responsible for the administration of more than 5,000 fund accounts and the processing of more than 78,000 gifts annually. A volunteer board of trustees and a 15-member executive committee formulate policy for the foundation.

KSU Speech and Hearing Center

Julie Schraeder Director of Clinical Services

139 Campus Creek Complex

785-532-6879, 785-532-6873
E-mail: schraede@humec.k-state.edu

The KSU Speech and Hearing Center provides evaluation, intervention, and consultation services to university students with articulation, fluency, voice, language, or hearing impairments. These clinical services are also available to children and adults of the surrounding communities. The center provides educational and clinical experiences for students preparing for careers in speech-language pathology and audiology.


Lori Goetsch, Dean of Libraries

Hale Library



Kansas State University Libraries consists of five libraries: Hale Library; Paul Weigel Library of Architecture, Planning, and Design (Seaton Hall); Math/Physics Library (Cardwell Hall); Fiedler Engineering Library (Fiedler Hall); and Veterinary Medicine Library (Trotter Hall).

Hale Library is the main library. Students needing help with research can visit the general reference desk, located on the second floor, or the William R. Love Science Library, located on the first floor. Reference librarians assist students with print and electronic resources. The Lehner 24-hour study area is located on the first floor.

Hale Library is home to services and unique collections such as microforms, government publications, interlibrary services, and the Richard L. D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections, which contains a variety of old, rare, and unusual books, and other materials. University Archives offers an assortment of published and unpublished materials, including photographs, that document K-State's history. The Dow Multicultural Resource Center provides research and instructional services to support multicultural programs and our ethnically diverse student populations.

Hale Library is host to the InfoCommons, the largest computing lab on campus with more than 200 computer terminals. Hale Library also provides a wireless network for laptop computers.

The branch libraries offer specialized services and collections for their subject areas. Fiedler Engineering Library operates on the leading edge of technology as an electronic library. The Veterinary Medicine Library serves as a gateway to biomedical resources. All branch libraries provide full research assistance and offer many of the services available at Hale Library.

Through K-State Libraries, researchers can access information online via the libraries' catalog, databases, or e-books and e-journals. CATnet, an information discovery portal, combines the libraries resources with those of the new K-State Digital Library. Remote access to these resources is available for the K-State community.

Police Department

108 Edwards Hall

785-532-6412 business

911 emergency
E-mail: police@k-state.edu

The University Police Department is responsible for the protection of all properties owned and operated by the state educational institution or its affiliates. This authority is granted under state law. While service to the K-State community is of great concern to the department, the prevention of crime and investigation of all reported crimes is also of prime importance.

The department assists with parking control and enforces traffic regulations. Traffic and parking regulations are established by a student-faculty/staff Traffic and Parking Council, by authority of K.S.A. 74-3211.

The department is responsible for providing physical security on campus property. This includes opening and closing buildings and monitoring security cameras. The department also answers and responds to 34 emergency telephones strategically located throughout the university.

The University Police Department is open 24 hours a day. It provides a contact for emergency repairs and acts as the university operator outside normal business hours. The department has sworn police officers on duty 24 hours a day.

Postal Service

Contract Post Office 113 Dykstra Hall

785-532-6306 (messages only, clerk will return call)

Central Mail Services Located north of Dykstra Hall 785-532-7751 (distribution of all interdepartmental mail and metering of departmental outgoing mail)
E-mail: centralmailservices@k-state.edu

All mail for students must be addressed to their off-campus Manhattan address or residence hall/Greek address. Postage should be applied to this mail, and it should be sent through the United States Postal Service.

Manhattan Post Office personnel deliver U.S. mail directly to university buildings and residence halls and pick up outgoing U.S. mail from various locations on the campus.

The Contract Post Office sells stamps, money orders, and other postal supplies; weighs, insures, and registers mail; and receives outgoing U.S. mail. A self-service postal unit operated by the U.S. Postal Service is located in the K-State Student Union.

Student Publications

Linda Puntney, Director

103 Kedzie Hall



K-State students of all majors produce the Kansas State Collegian daily newspaper and Royal Purple yearbook—the nation's most honored tandem of collegiate publications.

Student journalists produce and select all content in the Collegian and Royal Purple. Their experience as reporters, photojournalists, designers, graphics journalists, illustrators, copy editors, and editors launches them into internships and careers across the nation. A student staff also sells thousands of dollars in advertising to help underwrite the publications.

Student Publications, Inc., is an independent local agency that publishes the newspaper, yearbook, and campus telephone book. Its board of directors hires editors in chief and supervises finances, but content decisions rest with the student staffs of the publications. Both the newspaper and yearbook have faculty advisors who also teach in the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Royal Purple staffs are hired annually. Collegian staffs are hired by semester. Staff applications are available in 103 Kedzie Hall, with applications due in early November and early April for subsequent terms.

Telecommunications Services

Fred Damkroger, Director

109 East Stadium


E-mail: telecom@telecom.ksu.edu


Telecommunications provides the voice, data, and video transmission capabilities for the university. The department provides approximately 9,000 telephones lines to university departments and 2,000 lines to the student residence halls.

PBX switches, linked together by leased lines, connect the main campus in Manhattan, the Foundation Center, and the manufacturing learning center with the Salina campus. Fiber-optic cables connect remote modules of the main campus PBX switch and carry data to all academic buildings and residence halls.

The department provides local service and cable TV to students living in the residence halls. Voice mail, call waiting, and other advanced features of the system are also available to students in the residence halls.

Connections to the state KANS-A-N network provide long-distance service to all departments along with facilities provided by other long distance carriers.

The campus paging system and all radios on campus are the responsibility of the department. The Office of Telecommunications provides the service for all wiring additions, moves, and changes to all existing and new buildings.

University Press of Kansas

Fred M. Woodward, Director

2502 Westbrooke Circle

Lawrence, Kansas 66045-4444

E-mail: upress@ku.edu

Kansas State University, in association with the other five Regents' universities, operates and supports the University Press of Kansas for the purpose of publishing scholarly and regional books on a nonprofit basis. The press is governed by a board of trustees composed of the chief academic officers of the sponsoring institutions.

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