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Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs

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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Project IMPACT — Changing Lives Through Opportunity

The Project IMPACT suite of programs is specifically designed to identify, cultivate, recruit, retain, and graduate multicultural and first-generation students.

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Peer Mentor Applications:

Interested in supporting Project IMPACT? Apply to be a Peer Mentor today. Peer Mentors help serve as guides and role models to our MAPS & Kompass Summer Bridge program students. Applications can be submitted to the DMSA office in 224 Anderson Hall or emailed to Adam Carr at arcarr@ksu.edu. Applications are due April 10th, 2023.

Peer Mentor Application (DOC)


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College for a Day

A program for students 7th-12th grades designed to expose students to university life through workshops and panel discussions on university life, college processes, resources, academic disciplines, and career development.

Looking to bring your class/group to campus? Email us today to set up your visit. (ksudiversity@k-state.edu)

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Relationship Recruiting

A program of enhanced, personalized recruiting activities through high school student leadership conferences. The goal is to bring as many high school students from across the state of Kansas to Kansas State University and further develop your leadership, self-efficacy and intention to go to college.

Interested in coming to campus for an individualized visit? Email us today to set up your visit. (ksudiversity@k-state.edu)

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Urban Gardening

The Project IMPACT Urban Gardening for a Better Future program is part of the best practice pipeline for at-risk youth. Our goal is to teach youth about public health issues, healthy eating habits and self sustainability in their communities though different types of urban agriculture. During the program students will get to learn about the college going experience from our K-State peer mentors. We will also help students create their own community Garden or learn how to pot plants and take one home to grow and nurture. 

Wanting to get your class or group involved? Email us today to set up your program. (ksudiversity@k-state.edu)

MAPS Summer Bridge program

A summer bridge program that will prepare incoming first-generation and multicultural students for the academic rigor of the university environment. Information is provided to familiarize freshmen with the K-State campus and introduce campus services. The opportunity to connect summer bridge program participants to multicultural student leaders, multicultural student organizations, Diversity/Multicultural Student Affairs office  and other established programs at K-State designed to support their success. Students experience industry tours and meet professionals and faculty who can serve as mentors through their college careers.

Friday, June 2nd - Friday, June 30th 2023

MAPS Online Application (Link)

Peer Mentor Application (DOC) 

MAPS 2023 Program Flyer (PDF)

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A free three-day extended summer orientation and freshman-year retention program designed to accelerate academic success for incoming freshmen multicultural and first generation students in Agriculture, Business, Engineering, and Architecture, Planning, & Design.

Sunday, August 13th - Wednesday, August 16th 2023

Kompass Online Application (Link)

Peer Mentor Application (DOC)

Kompass 2023 Program Flyer (PDF)

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Cargill Transfer Scholarship

The partnership between K-State, DMSA, and Cargill seeks to increase the community college transfer rates, as well as create community engagement in the Dodge City area, where the majority of the population are first-generation racial/ethnic minorities living in at-risk communities. Children of Cargill Employees who attend DCCC and then transfer to Kansas State University enrolled in either the College of Agriculture, College of Business Administration, or College of Engineering are encouraged to apply.

Cargill Transfer Program Scholarship Application

Project IMPACT Scholars

Merit and need-based scholarships are available. The recipients of these scholarships are multicultural and first generation undergraduate students who are seeking admission or who are properly enrolled in the College of Agriculture, College of Business Administration, or the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering at Kansas State University.

Additional Scholarships are available by visiting the DMSA Scholarship page. Contact DMSA for more information.