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Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs
Kansas State University
224 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506

Office Hours:
M-F: 8-12pm / 1pm-5pm

785-532-6276 office
785-532-6339 fax

Morris Family Multicultural Student Center

Kansas State University
Morris Family Multicultural Student Center
915 Mid-Campus Drive South
Manhattan, KS 66506

Summer Hours:
M-F: 8am-5pm


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11th Black Student Union Leadership Conference

Tuesday, Feb. 20th, 2024  |  8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  |  FREE

This immersion experience is for high school and college level students and includes a morning keynote speaker to inspire students and get you excited for a day of learning. The array of breakout sessions are designed to help develop leadership skills, challenge self-efficacy and bring awareness to social and political issues. Breakfast snack and lunch will be provided.

Hosted by the Department of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs and the K-State Black Student Union.

Registration - Coming Soon

Registration for the BSU Leadership conference will open during the Fall semester.

> Register Your Group Here 

Conference Schedule

8:30-9:30 a.m.Arrive to Manhattan Campus, Student Union
9:30-9:40 a.m.Welcome
9:40-9:45 a.m.Introduction of Keynote Speaker
9:45-10:30 a.m.Keynote Address
10:30-10:40 a.m.Transition to Breakout Sessions
10:40-11:25 a.m.Breakout Session One
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.Breakout Session Two
12:15-1:30 p.m.Lunch + Music
1:30-2:00 p.m.Closing Remarks & Feedback Survey 
2:00-2:45 p.m.Campus Tour (optional)
3:00 p.m.End of Conference

Keynote Speaker:

 More Information Coming Soon!


Breakout Session Workshops: Additional Sessions Coming Soon

  • "BSU's Declassified College Survival Guide"
    • Join K-State's award winning Black Student Union President Christopher Burrell and his executive team as they give you an insight into how to survive college whether that be scholarships, mental health, or even navigating friends and relationships.
  • "K-State Admissions 101" - K-State Office of Admissions & Recruitment
    • Connect with K-State Admissions as they share the many opportunities available at the university, answer questions you have about higher education, and everything you need to know about applying to be a Wildcat.

  • "Successful Interviewing with Cargill" - Cargill
    • In this session, we will share tips and tricks for interviewing including – how to prepare for your interview, styles of interview questions, interview reflection questions and tips for responding to behavioral-based interview questions.. Also learn more about Cargill and the many opportunities that are available.
  • "From College to Koch" - Koch Industries
    • Participants will connect with a current Koch employee to talk about the journey from being a student to becoming a business professional at Koch. The session will be paired with an overview of Koch Industries touching on what we do and why we do it.


Please direct any questions to Mirta Chavez, Director of Multicultural Programs & Services, 785-532-6276 or Adam Carr, Program Administrator.

DMSA will not provide parking passes for this event. Limited Hotel and Transportation accomadations can be made by request to DMSA. 

Thank you to our sponsors: Kansas Department of Children and Families, Koch Industries, Cargill, and the K-State Black Student Union.

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