Life on Campus
Living with a roommate can be challenging. Here are some tips on getting along with yours:
Be friendly and helpful.
Respect each other's opinions and ideas, as well as privacy.
Be neat and clean.
Be quiet and keep the lights low when your roommate is sleeping.
It's important that your roommate also respects these guidelines. If you are not comfortable living with the person you are assigned to, it is possible to switch rooms. You have an equal right to the living space and should feel comfortable there.
In recent years, smoking has become socially unacceptable in the United States. Beginning with the 2001-02 school year, smoking in residence halls has been banned. It is also prohibited in many of the outdoor areas surrounding the dorms.
K-State Honor System
The Honor System was implemented in 1999. It exists to encourage honesty in the academic setting. All undergraduate students are bound to a pledge stating, "On my honor, as a student, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this academic work." Students that violate the pledge may be reported by other students or faculty.
There are over 100 clubs and organization on campus. Every semester, there is an open house in the Union where representatives from the clubs and organizations advertise and answer any questions you may have. Also, you can go to the Office of Student Activities and Services (OSAS), located downstairs in the Union , and they can help you find a club or organization. You can also go to their website to see a list of all clubs and organizations: www.ksu.edu/osas/
Finding a Church or Mosque
There are many different religious organizations on campus. The ELP Advisor, OSAS and the International Student Center can help you find a church, mosque, or campus organization that fits your religious preference. Also, once a week, The Collegian has a religion page.