Student Crisis Services

The Office of Student Life (OSL) helps students accurately assess their situations, provides information, and teaches the skills students need to navigate crises.

OSL provides a number of services to assist students with medical and personal emergencies and in the event of hospitalization.

To access these services, students or their families should consult the Office of Student Life, 102 Holton Hall at 785-532-6432 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or e-mail stulife@k-state.edu.

In case of emergency, OSL staff may be contacted outside of office hours through the K-State Police Department at 785-532-6412.

Personal counseling referrals

The Office of Student Life can help arrange counseling support through K-State Counseling Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Education Services,K-State Family Center, or other community services.

Academic support

Students sometimes need additional help to make choices about academics. The OSL can help students explore options and refer them to other campus or community resources.

Financial Advising Referrals

Students with financial concerns might benefit from confidential financial advising from Powercat Financial Counseling. They can help students with budgeting, debt management, credit concerns, identity theft, and reviewing insurance and employee benefits.

Student advocacy

OSL staff can serve as a student advocate, assisting with a grade grievance when a student receives a grade they believe is in error, or in any situation where the student needs support or advocacy.

Notification of instructors

The Office of Student Life can notify the student’s instructors or college dean’s office about student circumstances when the student is not able to because of medical or serious personal concerns.These email notices are based on documentation from the student's health care provider or other authority.

Students are responsible for making arrangements with their instructors regarding missed course work. Academic accommodations are made at the discretion of the instructor.

Call the Office of Student Life at 785-532-6432, or email stulife@ksu.edu for information about this service and documentation requirements.

Family support and communication

In the case of a family emergency or death, the OSL can serve as a liaison between the family and the university. OSL staff can notify appropriate persons regarding crisis situations.

Withdrawing from K-State

Some students find that due to the length of a medical recovery or missed classes due to a personal crisis, they are unable to catch up in their classes. In these cases students may decide to withdraw from school. The OSL can help students with referrals as well as provide information about returning to K-State.

Crisis Contacts

In case of any emergency, call 911.
Personal safety

K-State Police: 785-532-6412
Riley County Police: 785-537-2112
Wildcat Walk, campus escort program: 785-395-7233

Medical and crisis assistance contacts:

Lafene Women’s Clinic: 785-532-6544
Mercy Regional Hospital: 785-776-3322
Crisis Center, Manhattan: 785-539-2785
Crisis Center, Junction City: 785-762-8835

Rape and sexual assault

Center for Advocacy, Response and Education (CARE): 785-532-6444

Staff members work with students and with offices and agencies on and off campus who can help students with law enforcement, legal, medical, and academic concerns.

Harassment or discrimination concerns

Students who believe that they have been treated unfairly due to their sex, race, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or religion are encouraged to seek recourse and assistance available though the Office of Institutional Equity, 785-532-6220. This office facilitates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in employment and educational activities by:

  • Providing prompt and equitable resolution of complaints;
  • Administering an affirmative action program that complies with federal requirements;
  • Developing and delivering affirmative action/equal employment opportunity (AA/EEO) educational programs;
  • Monitoring the recruitment and selection process;
  • Recommending and implementing AA/EEO policies and procedures;
  • Advising employees, staff, and administration on AA/EEO issues; and
  • Coordinating requests for accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The following offices can also provide support and advice to students involved in harassment or discrimination situations:

Office of Student Life: 785-532-6432
Office of Diversity and Dual Career Development: 785-532-6276
International Student Services: 785-532-6448

Concerned about another student?

Are you concerned about the health, behavior, or welfare of another K-State student? The Office of Student Life can reach out to them to help them get the assistance they need. Just call OSL at 785-532-6432, or use the Student of Concern reporting form.