The staff of the Student Access Center provides a broad range of services in an effort to ensure that the individual needs of each student are met. In addition, staff functions as an advocate for students with disabilities. Kansas State University is committed to and is making every possible effort to ensure that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by K-State is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
The Center for Advocacy, Response and Education (CARE) is a safe space for any member of the K-State community who has been affected by dating, domestic, and sexual violence, stalking or sexual harassment to receive confidential services. CARE collaborates across identities and sheds light on the realities of psychological, emotional, financial, physical and sexual forms of violence. CARE challenges the campus community to join us in advocating for positive social change while addressing the influences and social patterns that lead to interpersonal violence and other forms of oppression.
The Office of Veterans Affairs works with veterans and service members who are current K-State students, faculty and staff, as well as those considering a K-State education. We certify student enrollments to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; we assist the student during the process of applying for their benefit; and we help with trouble shooting issues that may arise between the student's benefit and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
The LGBT Resource Center at Kansas State University is dedicated to helping LGBT students, staff, and faculty and members of the surrounding communities to be more secure, educated, and productive in their personal and professional surroundings.
The Office of Institutional Equity accomplishes its goals through collaboration with students, faculty, and staff in hiring practices, training, and reporting. Our goal is to serve as a resource for the university and to ensure that fair, equitable treatment and practices apply to all regardless of race, color, ethnicity or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status.
The purpose of the SAFE ZONE program is to provide campus "safe zones" where individuals affected by homophobia, hateful acts, and sexual violence can safely go for support and assistance. By placing the SAFE ZONE symbol on their office door, desk, or backpack, SAFE ZONE allies signify that their space is a safe place to talk about issues which impact people who have been affected by any type of hateful or homophobic act, or who have been affected by sexual violence, sexual harassment, or any criminal or distressing situation.
The Diversity Programming Committee was formally approved by the Kansas State University Student Senate on September 11, 2003 with the passage of Bill 03/04/06. The purpose of DPC is to provide funding for student programs that advance diversity and inclusion at Kansas State University. The committee consists of twelve (12) voting members, including representatives from student government, multicultural student organizations, international students, and sexually diverse students. The Speaker Pro Tempore of the Student Senate chairs the committee.
The Multicultural Affairs Director acts as a liaison between SGA and multicultural student organizations. He/she also advises SGA on matters of diversity and inclusion.
Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)
The Educational Opportunity Fund is administered by guidelines set by the Kansas Board of Regents and is comprised of an allocation from "student- centered tuition enhancements." These funds are awarded through a competitive process with preference given to applications which continue existing programs, programs with definite, predicable outcomes, programs that affect large numbers of students, and programs that have no other source of funding.