Multicultural Student Organizations
Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs houses 29 Multicultural Student Organizations. These organizations represent our historically underrepresented domestic students. MSOs provide multiple opportunities for all students to gain leadership skills, learn about academic resources, and become culturally aware.
The president and vice president of each MSO meets together once a month with the Office of Diversity and represents the Multicultural Student Organization Leadership Council. The mission of the MSOLC at Kansas State University is to collaborate among groups of multicultural students and promote their academic and intellectual growth, as well as foster positive relationships among all students.
Kansas State University has more than 485 student organizations. To learn more information about how to get involved on campus or funding for your organization, please visit the Center for Student Involvement.
Student organization classifications
There are two classifications of student organizations permitted to register with the University: Departmental Student Organizations (DSO) and Independent Student Organizations (ISO). This classification defines the organizations’ relationship with the University.
Departmental Student Organization
A Departmental Student Organization (DSO) is a registered organization having a purpose that is critical to the mission fot he University and that is sponsored by a dpeartment.
Our departmental student organizations are
- Black Student Union (BSU),
- Native American Student Association (NASA),
- Asian American Student Union (AASU),
- Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO),
- African Student Union, and
- United Black Voices.
Independent Student Organization
An Independent Student Origanization (ISO) is not operated by the University. ISOs and their operations remain independent and distinct from the University.
For more information about these classificiations, view the Student Organization Policy.