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Staley School of Leadership Studies

Staley School of Leadership Studies
Kansas State University
257 Leadership Studies Building
1300 Mid-Campus Drive N.
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-6542 fax

Building Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Saturday - Sunday

4 September, Labor Day
23-24 November, Thanksgiving
25-29 December, Winter Break
1 January, New Year's 

Radina's Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Saturday - Sunday

September 4, Labor Day
November 20 - 24, Thanksgiving Break
December 18 - January 5, Winter Break

Nonprofit Focus

The nonprofit focus provides students with the knowledge, skills and experience that will prepare them for leadership in today’s rapidly growing nonprofit sector. Students will complete a 150-hour internship, attend a professional conference, and have the opportunity to participate in the Nonprofit Leadership Student Association. At the completion of the minor, students will receive a nonprofit leadership designation on their transcript.

Click here for a full PDF about the minor. 

Required Elective Courses
  • LEAD 420  Theories of Nonprofit Leadership 3 credit hours
  • LEAD 499  Internship Seminar 3 credit hours

Other Requirements:


What is Nonprofit Leadership Student Association?

Nonprofit Leadership Student Association (NLSA) is a group that educates and prepares the next generation of nonprofit leaders. While participation in NLSA is not required for the focus, it is highly encouraged as it provides professional development, social and networking opportunities, and will give students the chance to develop efficacy with the nonprofit program competencies, personal traits, and deep sector-specific knowledge. 

Purpose of the nonprofit focus and the Nonprofit Leadership Student Association

  • Get one-to-one support, career development, and mentoring by faculty and community nonprofit professionals.
  • Network with and gain special access to prospective employers at local, regional, and national levels.
  • Receive opportunities to practice nonprofit roles through internships, co-curricular activities, community service, and professional development events.
  • Acquire references and referrals from organization and agency executive directors, advisory board members, and community leaders.

For more information on completing the nonprofit focus, contact:

Kaitlin Long