Manuals and Handbooks

University Handbook

The purpose of this handbook is to provide a broad description of Kansas State University, its nature, and the role of the K-State faculty and administration in relation to the university community's many activities. The contents of this handbook are considered to be standard policy by the faculty and administration.

Department Head's Manual

This Department Head's Manual is designed to assist deans and department/unit heads who have administrative responsibility for unclassified faculty/staff members.

University Committee Handbook

Includes: Student Senate, University Support Staff Senate, Faculty Senate, Presidential, and other university committees.

KSU Policies and Procedures Manual

This online manual was created by the university administration and campus offices to provide a more updated and user-friendly guide to the university policies and procedures.

Board of Regents Policy Manual

This page is a brief directory of where to find information in the complete policy manual.

Undergraduate Catalog

The K-State Undergraduate Catalog is a reference for those interested in academic policies, procedures, and programs of the university.

Achieving Equity Toolkit

This toolkit contains resources designed to assist department heads and unit directors in assessing and addressing issues related to equity for female and minority faculty members and unclassified professionals.

Department Promotion, Tenure and Evaluation Documents

Each academic department is required by University Handbook policy to develop department documents containing criteria, standards, and guidelines for promotion, tenure, reappointment, annual evaluation, chronic low achievement, merit salary allocation, and the professorial performance award. These documents must be approved by a majority vote of the faculty members in the department, by the department head or chair, by the dean concerned, and by the provost.

Student Life Handbook 

History, policies, and other information about Kansas State University.