Academic and Student Life Assistance
K-State takes care of its students through strong academic assistance and student advocacy and assistance programs. Some relevant programs are listed below.
Located in 101 Holton Hall, the AAC houses many excellent programs for K-State students. Two AAC programs of particular interest to freshmen are:
- University Experience: a graded, elective course that may be taken for 2 or 3 credits. The 3-credit version is referred to as Enhanced University Experience. The UE program teaches study skills to incoming freshmen, and provides two additional hours of lab each week for guided review in science, social science, and math courses.
- The Pilots Program: a one-year program for freshmen that includes a study lab with available tutors in math, science, sociology, psychology, and small-group writing labs with experienced writing instructors for those students enrolled in Expository Writing I. Pilots also offers smaller class sizes to enrolled students.
ESS is a federally funded TRIO Program, located in 201 Holton Hall. The ESS goal is to help first-generation, low-income and disabled Kansas State University students earn their undergraduate degrees. ESS provides services to help students improve class performance and find the necessary resources (academic, financial, career, etc.) on campus and in the community so that students graduate and achieve their life goals. All services are FREE to program participants.
The Office of Student Life, located in 102 Holton Hall, provides numerous resources for students, including advocacy for certain student populations, and assistance and advocacy in times of personal crisis. In particular, SAC students may be interested in the Adult Student Services office.
A student is considered eligible for Adult Student Services if he or she meets just one of the following criteria: 25 years of age or older, married, a parent, returning to school after an absence (usually 3 or more years). Adult Student Services provides students with resources important to an adult nontraditional student, including child care, housing, tutoring, and student advocacy.