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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

Spring Building Hours 

Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday



Spring Break

11 – 15 Mar

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday



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


11- 15 Mar, Spring Break


Join us September 28-29th, 2018! 

Spirit of Leadership

We invite you to join us for our 8th annual Spirit of Leadership on Friday, September 28thCelebrate with us on campus to connect with current students, faculty, former classmates, and friends of Leadership Studies. If you have not been back to join us for this event, this is the year!

6:30 p.m. Social with heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks/hosted bar by Coco Bolos

7:30 p.m. A short program in Town Hall with social following

Cost to attend is $20 per person

Online registration has closed, but if you would still like to attend we welcome you!  Please email tamara@k-state.edu.

Can’t join us in person?  Sign-up here to watch the live stream of the Friday evening program (starting at 7:30pm).


Spirit of Leadership

Tailgate at Cat Town

Tailgate at Cat Town with Leadership Studies prior to the K-State vs. Texas football game! Starting at 12:30 until kickoff, stop by our tent to mingle with Leadership alumni free of charge. RSVP for a Cox BBQ buffet available for $15 per person. Discounted group football tickets available — see below.

 Spirit of Leadership Tailgate

Spirit of Leadership Tailgate

Need football tickets? Purchase a discounted group ticket:

K-State vs Texas
Group football tickets are available for $45/person for the K-State vs. Texas game on Saturday, September 29 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.  Tickets are on sale between July 13-August 10.  Please follow these steps to purchase tickets:
1. Go to www.kstatesports.com/grouptickets
2. Enter the promo code FB18LEAD into the promotional code box.
3. Click on game you wish to purchase tickets to and ignore all messages regarding availability.
4. Use the pick your seat map to select your seats. Click the purple sections to view available tickets. Available tickets will be shown in green. Click on the green dots to select your tickets. After selecting your seats click ‘add to cart’.
5. Select ‘Print at Home’ for your delivery method and click ‘checkout’ to purchase.
Friday, August 10 is the last date for guaranteed availability, but the code will remain active until the block is sold out. If you have questions or issues using the promo code please contact Ticket Office at 785-532-7606.

Staying the night? A block of rooms have been held at the following hotels:

The Bluemont Hotel:

1212 Bluemont Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 473-7091 – Ask for group: Spirit of Leadership block (must call to reserve in block)
$269/night – no minimum stay (breakfast included)
Reservations due by August 28

The Parkwood Inn & Suites:

505 S. 17th St.
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 320-5440 – Ask for group: Spirit of Leadership #2231 (must call to reserve in block)
$169.95/night – minimum two nights stay (breakfast included)
Reservations due by August 31

See more Manhattan hotel options here.

Questions: Contact Tamara at tamara@ksu.edu or (785) 532-6085

Check out photos from past events:

Photos from 2017 Spirit of Leadership

Photos from 2016 Spirit of Leadership

Photos from 2015 Spirit of Leadership

Photos from 2014 Spirit of Leadership

Photos from 2013 Spirit of Leadership

Photos from 2012 Spirit of Leadership

Photos from 2011 Spirit of Leadership

Why come back?

"The Spirit of Leadership is the one time each year that I get to reconnect with mentors and peers who are making their mark on our world. I always come away with fresh ideas, inspiration, and lots of laughs." –Shawna Peters, Class of 2012


"Coming back for the Spirit of Leadership allows us to not only re-connect with friends and network with colleagues, but to recharge our motivations through the inspiration of our peers" -Michael Ellis, Class of 2012


"I go back because SLSS was foundational in my current success. Spirit of Leadership is like a family reunion. I go back to thank my moms and to meet my cousins. I will always give back to my family." -Ariel Anib, Class of 2012

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