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Kompass is 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.

2024 Program Dates: August 11-14, 2024

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College Contacts:

College of Agriculture: Dr. Zelia Wiley (zwiley@ksu.edu / 785-532-5793)

College of Business: Dr. Olivia Law-DelRosso (olivia@ksu.edu / 785-532-6986)

College of Engineering: LaVerne Bitsie-Baldwin (lbaldwin@ksu.edu / 785-532-5949)

College of APDesign: Mitzi Farmer (mwfarmer@ksu.edu / 785-532-1997)


Kompass benefits include:

  • A 3-day university experience program, which integrates academics to prepare for the rigors of college life.
  • Early move-in into their assigned Residence Hall, early move-in fee paid by program.
  • On-campus industry visit with our corporate sponsor, Koch Ind.
  • Professional, cultural, scholarship, and academic opportunities.
  • A one-time Freshman Year Scholarship, dispersed in the Fall Semester.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applied to Kansas State University and plan to enroll in the Fall semester after your senior year in high school.
  • Plan to major in Agriculture, APDesign, Business, or Engineering.
  • Identify as First-Generation, African American, Asian, Latino, Indigenous, or Multiracial.


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