Multicultural Student Organizations. These organizations emphasize building strong cultural groups that help foster the development of leadership skills and roles for multicultural students on campus; support multicultural student organizations, including Asian-American Students for Intercultural Awareness (ASIA), Black Student Union (BSU), the Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO), Native American Student Body (NASB), and other special interest organizations; assist student organizations in sponsoring programs and activities that bring multicultural leaders and role models to K-State; and heightening multicultural awareness within the community. For information about specific organizations, contact the International Student Center.
Recreational Services. Recreational Services provides intramural activities, recreational sports, and fitness programs for the campus.
Recognized as one of the best collegiate fitness and recreation facilities in the nation, the Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex houses 14 handball/racquetball courts, two squash courts, three gyms containing 10 basketball courts (convertible to volleyball, badminton, and tennis), a large weight and fitness room equipped with a variety of cardiovascular fitness machines and free weight equipment, aerobic/multipurpose room, two walking/running tracks, combative room, table tennis room, locker rooms, saunas, lounges, and administrative offices.
Outdoor facilities include lighted tennis and handball/racquetball courts, lighted multipurpose playfields, lighted sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits and a fitness cluster with running trail. Outdoor recreational equipment and camping equipment is available on a rental basis at the Outdoor Rental Center.
The Natatorium at the Ahearn Sports Complex has two 25-yard swimming pools, one diving pool with two 1-meter and two 3-meter boards, and a sun deck.
Intramural sports are the scheduled competitive activities of the recreation program. More than 40 different intramural activities are offered for competition. Teams are organized by fraternities, sororities, residence hall floors, and off-campus, co-rec, and faculty/staff groups.
Recreational Services provides student employment for lifeguards, building supervisors, exercise leaders, sports officials, office assistants, and rental/grounds managers. Home Page: http://www.recservices.ksu.edu/
Religious Affairs. The coordinator of religious activities in Holton Hall provides information regarding religious activities and organizations on campus and in the community. Pastoral care and counseling are available through this office and by referral. Students may seek counseling regarding relationships, sexuality, death and loss, or other personal and spiritual concerns. Two memorial chapels on campus, Danforth and All Faiths, are available for student worship, weddings, and private meditation. A listing of the religious groups registered with the Office of Student Activities and Services is available at www.ksu.edu/Directories/relig.html