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Office of Engagement

The K-State Office of Engagement is the front door for Kansans and communities beyond to access the resources and expertise of a land-grant University. We are designed to maximize the investment Kansans' have made in higher education to better themselves and their communities. Engagement emphasizes mutually beneficial relationships with public and private sector partners. Together, we leverage K-State’s research, teaching, and service to make progress on our biggest challenges.

Classified Carnegie Engaged University for research, teaching, and service
$19.2M awarded for scholarly projects
274 faculty and staff report at least one engaged project
100+ service learning projects completed by students annually


“All of our shelter partners have limited resources, so it’s a win-win situation in that the organizations are getting free services and they are able to reallocate resources".
Brad Crauer -Associate Professor & Director, Shelter Medicine Program.
“If we’re serious about finding new ways of approaching big & messy challenges like workforce housing in the Flint Hills, it’s vital that we partner with established community institutions like K-State, MATC, Job Corps, Fort Riley, & FHREEC.”
Josh Brewer -Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity