Social Justice Commitment

At Counseling and Psychological Services, we value and prioritize the development of multiculturally-competent knowledge, awareness, and skills for trainees and staff alike. Though much of K-State’s student body appears to hold majority identities, you will find a vibrant diversity presence among our clinical population. Because of this, we recognize the intersection of multiple identities including but not limited to ability status, sexuality, gender identity, race and ethnicity, veteran status, first-generation college student, religious or spiritual identity, socioeconomic status, and international status.

K-State, as a whole, strives to honor each person at K-State through its Principles of Community. For the students, K-State has developed an office of Student Belonging and Inclusion. At CAPS, we know cultural biases exist. We are aware of the unique identity-development needs of minority students. We consider and consult the appropriate guidelines for professional practice set forth by APA to ensure we do not pathologize natural reactions to an oppressive system. To demonstrate our commitment to multicultural competence, CAPS implements the following activities:

For trainees only:


For the entire staff, including trainees, clinical, and support staff:


Outside of these activities, CAPS continually reviews and addresses multicultural issues and perspectives daily, from staff meetings to case consultation and beyond. Here at K-State, we work to sustain the conversation throughout our work, not only in the above designated areas.