CAT Communities

One interest, endless connections

Connecting Across Topics (CAT) Communities are set of learning communities specifically designed for first-year students. They are a terrific way for students to make a great start at K-State.

The CAT Communities are designed around student interests, and they offer mentoring from a professor and an advanced undergraduate Learning Assistant who shares the students' interests. They are an ideal place for students to meet each other and to study together.

Residential CAT Community Expansion 


With the generous support of the Office of the Provost and Housing and Dining Services, the Residential CAT Community program will be expanding in the fall of 2015. The goal is to open ten to fifteen Residential CAT Communities designed to serve a range of first-year students. More information about this expansion initiative is available below in the "Residential CAT Community Expansion: Request for Proposals" document.

Proposals for residential CAT Communities should be submitted electronically to by Friday, October 3, 2014.

Please complete and send the two-page "Residential CAT Community Proposal Form" (available below as Word document).

Residential CAT Community Expansion: Request for Proposals (.pdf)

Residential CAT Community Proposal Form (Word .docx)

Example of a completed Proposal Form (.pdf)

For answers to questions or for more information about proposal preparation and submission, please contact:

Gregory Eiselein 
Director, K-State First
008 Leasure Hall
(785) 532-1501