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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 reports to the Dr. Bryan Samuel, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.

Group Membership

Chair: Beverley Earles, administration

Rohan Amare, graduate student

Debra Bolton, DMSA

Royce Ann Collins, Olathe

Annie Cortez, undergraduate student

Kate Digby, faculty

Lindsey Dreiling, Polytechnic

Linda Gilmore, staff

Brandon Haddock, staff

Cliff Hight, faculty

Daniel Ireton, Hale Library

Durga Jambunathan, undergraduate student

Aayat Kazi, undergraduate student

Courtney Keith, alumni representative

Rajat Kodira, undergraduate student

Olivia Law DelRosso, faculty

Molly McGaughey, staff

Chris Sharp, athletics

Andrew Thompson, staff

Maddie Troyer, undergraduate student

Dawson Wagner, undergraduate student

Christian Watkins, ECM advisor

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)

Suggested Campus Resources

Policy Concerning Religious Activities

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

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.