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Kansas State University
Counseling Services
1105 Sunset Ave, Rm 101
Manhattan, KS 66502

Monday - Friday:  8am-5pm

785-532-3932 (fax)

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Life Skills


Standing up for your wants and needs can be hard. Learn more about assertiveness, and how to express yourself in order to get what you need in life.

Assertiveness 101
Saying No with Finesse

Communication Skills

Communication is an important part of life, and necessary for success. Learn how to communicate in a healthy, productive way that will help you to build healthy relationships in all aspects of your life.

Dealing with Emotional People
Developing Empathy
Developing Listening Skills
Feeling Word List
Fighting Clean
Reflective Listening
Tips for Good Relationships with Instructors

Goal Setting

Here you will find tips on how to set goals for yourself, and keep yourself on track as you work towards success!

Designing Self Rewards
Goal Setting
Setting Priorities and Action Plans
Tips for Setting Goals

Healthy Behaviors

Nutrition, sleep, and exercise all play important roles in keeping you both healthy, and happy. This page contains information and tips on how to take care of your physical health through exercise, sleep, and nutrition, so that you can be on your way to becoming your best self!

Great Wealth is Health
Getting Started on an Exercise Program
Signs of Over Training
Top Activities that Burn Calories
Top Ten Reasons to Exercise
TV Fitness
A Little on Nutrition
Combating a Sweet Tooth
Comfort Foods
Food Safety Tips for College Students
Ideals for a Healthy Beginning
Plating it Safe
Tips for Dining Out
Your Healthy Eating Plan

Life Skills

For many people, college is a time of transition and learning to be on your own. Managing your finances, apartment hunting, grocery shopping, housekeeping, and taking care of yourself can all be challenging at first. On this page you will find information about how to manage the transition into independent living and make the most of this new stage of life.

Living in Your First Apartment
Question of the Week:  Living Spaces -- A Video
Pets During College
Tips for Moving
Building an Emergency Fund
Funding College in a Downturn
It Can Happen to You -- Avoid Scams and Protect Your Identity
Living Frugally
Maintaining a Student Budget
Managing Debt
Planning a Home Purchase
Responsible Credit
Saving for Retirement
Laundry in College

Personal Safety

Find ways to practice personal safety on campus, at home, and wherever else you may find yourself.

Improving Personal and Campus Safety

Problem Solving

Everyone faces problems at one point or another, how you handle them makes all the difference. Find ways to effectively face and solve the problems you encounter in college.

Helping Students Who Seem Troubled


Road Trips
Your Virtual Identity Online