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President's Committee on Religious, Spiritual and Nonreligious Diversity

Mission/Statement of Purpose

The President's Committee on Religious, Spiritual, and Nonreligious Diversity exists to help everyone on campus - from all religious, spiritual, and nonreligious perspectives - to see themselves as valuable members of the K-State family.

The Committee provides support to students, staff, faculty, and administrators who request it, engages in programming, and actively allies with other diversity and belonging campus committees.

The committee reports to Dr. Be Stoney, Interim Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.

Group Membership

Chair: Beverley Earles, administration

Rohan Amare, graduate student

Elena Aronson, graduate student

Manreet Bhullar, Olathe

Raiya Ebini, faculty

Brandon Haddock, staff

Cliff Hight, faculty

Courtney Hochman-Keith, alumni representative

Daniel Ireton, Hale Library

Rana Johnson, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Prakash Kumar Jha, associate scientist

Debra Marseline, Salina

Molly McGaughey, staff

Aliah Mestrovich Seay, extension specialist

Wurrie Njadoe, K-State Athletics

Janelle Rieger, Student Life

Amelia Richter, undergraduate student

Julie Rowe, Salina

Kevin Santos Flores, DMSA

Andrew Thompson, staff

Christian Watkins, ECM advisor

Stefan Yates, President's Office

David Yetter, faculty

How to Contact the President's Committee on Religious, Spiritual, and Nonreligious Diversity

Email Beverley Earles, Chair, earles@ksu.edu

Religious Holidays Calendar (pdf)


Office of Student Life Absence Verification for request of exemption (religious) from class attendance.

Suggested Campus Resources

Registered Student Organizations (will need to select “Religious”)

Powwow - A Guide for Non-Native/Non-Indigenous Spectators

Suggested Resources

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Religious Directory

InterFaith Youth Core

Astin, A. W., Astin, H. S., & Lindholm, J. A. (2011). Cultivating the spirit: How college can enhance students’ inner lives. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Chickering, A. W., Dalton, J. C., & Stamm, L. (2006). Encouraging authenticity & spirituality in higher education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Lindholm, J. A. (2014). The quest for meaning and wholeness: Spirituality and religious connections in the lives of college faculty. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Nash, R. J. (2001). Religious pluralism in the academy: Opening the dialogue. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.

Nash, R. J., & Murray, M. C. (2010). Helping college students find purpose: The campus guide to meaning-making.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Parks, S. D. (2000). Big questions, worthy dreams: Mentoring young adults in their search for meaning, purpose, and faith. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.