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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

Meetings are by appointment only. Request a meeting.

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


Project IMPACT — Changing lives through opportunity

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


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.

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.

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. 

MAPS Summer Bridge program

A six week program that will prepare incoming 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.

Summer 2021 (June 4th -July 16th)

MAPS Flyer 

MAPS Online Application (highly preferred)

MAPS Paper Application 


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 and engineering.

(Aug. 1st-4th, 2021)

Kompass Flyer COMING SOON

Kompass Registration Link 

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

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 College of Engineering at Kansas State University.