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Welcome to the Center for Student Involvement

Get Connected. Get Engaged. Get Involved.

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is here to inspire community through involvement. The CSI is the point of contact for all registered student organizations and helps students get connected to opportunities which complement their individual interests and academic endeavors.

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Student organizations play a vital role in the campus community. CSI staff are here to support registered student organization and student leaders both in person and virtually. 

COVID-19 Guidance for Student Organizations

Schedule a meeting with a CSI staff member

Click here to email the Center for Student Involvement to request a meeting. Include some dates & times that work for you and a staff member will be in touch to set up a virtual or in-person meeting. 

Organization activities, meetings, and events

Organizations gearing up to plan their events and meetings for the fall are encouraged to reach out to the K-State Student Union and campus facilities to learn more about the timelines associated with making reservations, as well as any information regarding potential limitations in place.

Organization travel

Ready to travel?  As organizations make plans to participate in activities and events over the summer, we encourage you check out the current travel guidelines of the University and State of Kansas.

Find a student organization that's right for you

There are two types of organizations students can get involved in:

  • Departmental Student Organizations (DSOs) are those groups which have a purpose vital to the mission of K-State and is sponsored by a campus department. DSOs further the mission and play a role in the day-to-day functions of their sponsoring department. These organizations receive additional support and benefits from the University and as such are a direct representation of its mission and values. An example of a DSO is the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
  • Independent Student Organizations (ISOs) are groups that are not operated by or affiliated with the University, in any way, nor are ISO missions, values, operations, and activities endorsed by the University. These organizations provide space for students to gather with others of shared interests that are distinctly separate from the academic mission and purpose of K-State. An example of an ISO is the Cooking Club.

All student organizations provide opportunities for students to connect, engage, and get involved with peers. The purpose of registering with the CSI is to be able to reserve rooms on campus, apply for Student Governing Association funding, participate in CSI programs and workshops, and establish an OrgCentral portal. The OrgCentral portal provides an opportunity for students interested in getting involved to view the variety of groups and obtain contact information of leaders.

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