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Staley School of Leadership Studies


Staley School of Leadership Studies
Kansas State University
103 Leadership Studies Building
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-6542 fax

Building Hours
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Radina's Hours
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Harvesters and the Staley School of Leadership Studies host Mobile Food Pantry

This is for you! Making room in your budget for fresh produce can be a challenge. Harvesters and the Staley School will have a fresh produce distribution on Friday, October 9 from 3-5 PM in parking lot C-1 of the K-State Recreation Complex. Stop by and pick up some fresh produce!

Please direct any questions to HandsOn Kansas State at handson@k-state.edu.

Alternative Breaks now accepting applications for winter break

Alternative Breaks is an opportunity for students to participate in an intense service experience during their winter, spring, and weekend breaks. Each break provides an opportunity for students to make progress in understanding the various aspects of specific social issues. Teams will perform a variety of tasks throughout their trips. Service tasks may range from cleaning, building, and working directly with the clients. Applications are now being accepted for the winter break, January 3-8, 2016. Learn more about winter breaks.

Site Leader application due Friday, September 18

Participant application due Friday, October 16

Travel Abroad during summer 2016 with International Teams

Applications are currently being accepted for our 2016 International Teams. International Teams is a service-learning program of interdisciplinary teams of Kansas State University students. Teams travel and live in communities around the world during the summer break. International Teams work with community partners to engage in local community work abroad. Previous projects have focused on health, education, environmental and sustainability concerns, and youth development. Applications are due Friday, October 30.

Applications currently being accepted for Staley School Ambassadors

Applications are now available for any student interested in serving as a Staley School Ambassador. The mission of the Staley School Ambassadors is to recruit students to the Staley School of Leadership Studies, promote the mission and goals of the Staley School, and educate campus and community members about leadership. The group is comprised of students enrolled in the leadership studies minor and promotes the Staley School to current and prospective students at events such as K-State Celebrates, Junior & Senior Days, the Academic Majors and Minors Fair, and more. Learn more about the Staley School Ambassadors.

Staley School Ambassador application due Friday, October 30 by 5 PM. 

Priority deadline to apply for graduation for the leadership studies minor Oct. 15, 2015

If you are planning to graduate in Fall 2015, Spring 2016, or Summer 2016 -
You will need to complete the following steps in order to graduate with the leadership studies minor:

  1. Apply for graduation from the Leadership Studies minor on KSIS. You will do this at the same time you apply for graduation from your major. Graduation applications for are available now on KSIS:
    1. Sign into KSIS
    2. Go to Self Service
    3. Go to Degree Progress/Graduation
    4. Go to Apply for Graduation
    5. Follow the process from that page (don't forget to select ED Undergrad)
  2. Complete the Certification of the Minor form and return it to room 103 in the Leadership Studies Building or email to lkniffin@k-state.edu.

The priority deadline to apply for graduation for Fall 2015, Spring 2016, and Summer 2016 graduates is October 15, 2015.

Staley School honors Coach Snyder's work through Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows program

snyder - legacy banner

Hall of Fame Coach Bill Snyder is a developer of leaders, whose legacy continues to have a tremendous impact far beyond the game of football. The Staley School of Leadership Studies and K-State Athletics honor Coach Snyder’s leadership legacy in a manner that, like his understanding of leadership, serves individuals and communities broadly. The Staley School is thrilled to honor Coach Snyder's work in developing a family of leaders through this exciting new program. Learn more about how you can be a part of the legacy here.  

Online course designed to prepare students for global social impact work

The Staley School of Leadership Studies is offering Introduction to Global Development, Partnerships, and Social Change, a fully-accredited online course designed to deepen students' thinking in respect to social impact work in international contexts. Through a unique partnership with the nonprofit organization Omprakash Edge, the course will use multimedia content from across the social sciences to help students grapple with the social and ethical complexities of attempting to do "service" across gaps of culture and power. The program encourages participants to think critically about international aid and volunteering, and works to push back against problematic trends in "voluntourism". Through the Omprakash online methodology, students enrolled in the course will be in dialogue with a network of mentors engaged with global community development work. The Staley School faculty member leading the course is Dr. Eric Hartman, who holds a Ph.D. in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, focused on international development. Learn more about this partnership, Omprakash and how you can get started.

Call for papers: Civic Leadership for Social Justice


The eJournal of Public Affairs is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, open-access electronic journal published by Missouri State University with the American Democracy Project. This special issue of the eJournal, Civic Leadership for Social Justice, considers the intersection of public affairs and civic leadership for social justice. Staley School of Leadership Studies faculty members, Kerry Priest PhD and Brandon Kliewer PhD, are currently serving as guest editors. They are accepting submissions that report on civic leadership projects and approaches that encourage people to accept the responsibility of social justice. For submission guidelines and instructions, please visit: https://ejopa.missouristate.edu. For more information please contact, Brandon Kliewer at bkliewer@ksu.edu or Kerry Priest at kerryp@ksu.edu.

Certificate in Community-Engaged Leadership

The Staley School of Leadership Studies is very excited to announce, in partnership with Points of Light, the certificate in Community-Engaged Leadership! The certificate is available to anyone across the country with a passion for positive community impact and is ideal for undergraduate students or national service members. Learn more about our Community-Engaged Leadership certificate.