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CAT Communities

One interest, endless connections

Connecting Across Topics (CAT) Communities are set of learning communities specifically designed for first-year students. They are a terrific way for students to make a great start at K-State.

The CAT Communities are designed around student interests, and they offer mentoring from a professor and an advanced undergraduate Learning Assistant who shares the students' interests. They are an ideal place for students to meet each other and to study together.


CAT Communities Out and About

Each fall, CAT Communities will attend Co-Curricular Events beyond the campus and around Kansas. Check out some of their adventures!

The Art of Hacking Culture and World Maker's took a field trip to Kansas City to combine culture hacks and civil service:


Strengths tackled a social problem by applying leadership & strengths on the Konza Prairie:


Understanding the Weather went on a field trip to the Topeka Weather Forecast Office:

Understanding the Weather

Healtchare for the Heartland took a tour of Riley County EMS:

healthcare for heartland

These are a few great examples. All of our CAT Communities incorporate interesting and interactive co-curricular activities!