The Graduate School and Graduate Student Council (GSC) partner with other K-State student support units to ensure graduate students have the necessary information, services, and resources available to succeed.
The Library and Your Research Workshops
The Faculty and Graduate Services unit of the K-State Libraries offers free hour-long "The Library and Your Research" workshops designed to provide graduate students with a solid foundation for a successful academic experience. All sessions take place 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Hale 407. Visit the K-State Libraries Faculty and Graduate Services website for a full schedule or download the schedule here.
Graduate School Student Success Seminars
The Graduate School team strives to support graduate students throughout their time at K-State. The Graduate School offers seminars and workshops to help students understand important requirements, deadlines, and procedures and to make the journey to degree completion as smooth as possible.
Materials from Past Semester Seminars
Student-Advisor Relationship: Good Communication Practices Are Your Path To Success! - October 29, 2015
Graduate students and faculty advisors share common goals for student success. Clear and frequent communication from both parties is essential for successfully achieving those goals. In this session, learn how to map your path to success by working with your advisor to establish expectations, build and maintain strong communication with your advisor, and use strategies for addressing disagreements before they take your journey on an unexpected detour.
Presented by: Dr. Michael Herman, Graduate School Associate Dean and Ms. Tonya Ricklefs, Riley Geary Mediation Program Coordinator
Review the Powerpoint from the Committee Selection presentation and learn how to select your committee members.
In collaboration with the Graduate School, and International and Student Scholar Services, The English Department's Writing Center offers workshops to help graduate students develop effective writing skills.
Graduate Student Writing Retreat – May 2017
The Writing Center is hosting its annual Graduate Student Writing Retreat this May, with sponsorship from the English Department and the Graduate School. The Retreat’s purpose is two-fold: First, graduate students will be given time and space to write in a supportive atmosphere, amongst other writers. A second goal is to promote effective writing practices and to boost the writing process, thereby reducing time to graduation.
Acclimating to American Graduate-Level Writing
January 11, 2017, 9am-noon
International Student Center
This workshop is designed for international and English Language Learner (ELL) graduate students. The workshop focuses on transitioning to American graduate-level writing expectations and on writing issues and frustrations frequently encountered by ELL and international students. Participants discuss the impact culture has on writing norms, faculty writing expectations, and much more. Students should expect to leave the workshop with a greater understanding of cultural expectations around writing and increased confidence about their positions on and contributions to a U.S. university campus.
Writing Support throughout the Year
In addition to workshops offered throughout the year, graduate students may seek guidance on writing projects from Writing Center tutors throughout the year. Students may schedule one-to-one consultations with trained writing tutors (most of whom are fellow students) to receive feedback at any stage of the writing process. The Writing Center strives to enable students to gain awareness of writing strategies; improve writing assignments or non-academic writing; and increase their sense of competence, confidence, and ownership in writing.
Below are links to additional campus resources to help you have a successful and safe graduate school experience.
Office of Student Life
Provides support and services to graduate students, including:
• Advocating for students
• Connecting students with accurate referrals for academic and personal problems
• Assisting students with medical, mental health, or personal issues that affect their academic progress
• Coordinating the university response to campus and student crises
• Monitoring the campus environment and safety issues
• Administering and advising the student judicial program
• Supporting and serving as a resource for student's family members
The International Student and Scholar Services office (ISSS) provides essential immigration services for over 2200 international students and scholars from over 100 countries who are involved in educational programs or research at K-State. ISSS also hosts programs throughout the year to help international students and scholars adjust to life in the U.S.
The Office of Diversity is committed to promoting diversity in every sector of Kansas State University. The Office of Diversity provides vision and leadership in diversifying all university functions as well as students, faculty, staff and the curriculum.
The university provides technology resources and facilities for faculty, staff, and student use on and off campus. K-State’s high-speed data network allows access from residence halls, the K-State Student Union, the library, university computing labs, technology classrooms, and locations equipped with wireless access points.
The University Police Department is responsible for providing physical security on campus property. 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 Office of Institutional Equity is available to students on matters of equal opportunity in admissions, access to programs and activities, and employment due to race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, military status, or veteran status. Students with concerns about discrimination or harassment due to any of the bases listed above or retaliation for filing a complaint or participating in the resolution of a complaint may also contact the office.
The K-State Speech and Hearing Center provides evaluation, intervention, and consultation services to individuals with articulation, fluency, voice, language and swallowing, or hearing impairments. These clinical services are available to university students, 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.