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Kansas State University
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Manhattan, KS 66506

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Strengths Champions

What is a Strengths Champion? 

Strengths Champions are university faculty, staff, and administrators who are committed to integrating Strengths into the work they do to create positive learning environments for students as they develop their strengths. Based on the CliftonStrengths assessment and subsequent training, Strengths Champions work to understand their own Strengths and strive to integrate Strengths principles on campus. Strengths Champions help promote the Strengths culture that drives the increase of retention, engagement, and overall well-being of our students. Strengths Champions ensure continued sustainment of Strengths throughout their department/college and encourage other around them to take the CliftonStrengths Assessment.

How do students benefit?

Students can find Champions throughout K-State and engage with them in Strengths conversations and learn how their Strengths can be helpful in that specific area. For example, a student who is majoring in something in the college of Health and Human Services can contact a Champion in that area to discuss the connection between their interests and their Strengths. If you would like to know what staff and faculty are Champions, please contact the Strengths office, strengths@ksu.edu.

What are the requirements of being a Strengths Champion?

Requirements of Strengths Champions include:

  • Complete the CliftonStrengths Assessment, receiving your Top 5 Strengths.
  • Have passion for Strengths development and commitment to honor the true CliftonStrengths philosophy and framework.
  • Receive program supervisor approval.
  • Have capacity to champion Strengths work to ensure ongoing commitment for the program.


Champions- There is a website just for you for all activities used across campus and for champions to collaborate. If you would like access, please email strengths@ksu.edu