“Developing knowledgeable, ethical, caring, inclusive leaders for a diverse and changing world.”
The School of Leadership Studies seeks to provide students with opportunities to develop as knowledgeable, ethical, caring and inclusive leaders both inside and outside of the classroom. We provide students with opportunities for leadership and service on campus, in the Manhattan community, across the United States and around the world. Working as volunteers, site leaders or employees, the School of Leadership Studies offers students the chance to apply and expand their learning beyond coursework. Click any one of the tabs on the left to read about the different ways K-State students are learning, serving, and leading.
The purpose of the Kansas Leadership Academy for Youth is to give students an opportunity to learn about leadership theories and concepts and create opportunities to further develop each student’s own leadership training and education.
HandsOn Kansas State creates opportunities for people to volunteer, learn and lead in their communities.
International Service Teams is a service-learning program of interdisciplinary teams of Kansas State University students who serve in communities around the world during the summer break.
K-State hosts Kansas Campus Compact, a statewide coalition of colleges and universities that promotes service initiatives that develop students' citizenship skills, helps campuses forge effective community partnerships, and provides resources and practical guidance for faculty seeking to integrate civic engagement into their teaching and research.
Leadership Challenge is four-day intensive leadership development experience held each spring at the Rock Springs Retreat Center outside of Junction City, Kansas. Participants will engage in both large group and small group environments around topics such as diversity, inclusion, leadership styles, service learning, personal strengths, and adaptive leadership.
Manhattan Good Neighbors (MGN) specifically focuses on neighborhoods around the K-State campus. MGN provides opportunities for students and permanent residents to build and maintain positive relationships. Opportunities range from neighborhood clean-ups, community service projects to social activities.
Nonprofit Leader Student Association is a student led group that educates and prepares the next generation of nonprofit leaders through attending conferences, participating in professional development experiences, and hosting service events.
SLS Ambassadors is a group of students who are actively engaged in the Leadership Studies Minor. The mission of the SLS Ambassadors is to recruit students to the School of Leadership Studies, promote the mission and goals of Leadership Studies, and educate campus and community members about leadership.