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COVID-19 impact on student organizations
On Thursday, March 12 the University released information regarding the campus response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the impact to campus operations. The information below is a follow up to that announcement with additional communication specifically related to student organizations. Please read closely as there is much information that may be beneficial to you and your organization.
Organization activities, meetings, and events scheduled during this time should be postponed and rescheduled or moved to another format. Please keep up to date on any updates from the K-State Student Union and campus facilities via K-State Today and their individual websites. If your student organization received funding from a Student Governing Association allocation committee or the Diversity Programming Committee, please keep an eye out for a direct communication with additional information.
Organization travel may be impacted during this time. Please refer to the information regarding travel during COVID-19 spread on the University website.
- Departmental Student Organizations need to seek guidance from their sponsoring department head regarding scheduled travel.
- Independent Student Organizations are encouraged not to travel to affected areas (both domestic and international) during this time. Organizations that choose to travel may consult information shared by Lafene Health Center prior to spring break and should self-quarantine upon their return and check in with the local authorities.
Organization registration for 2020-2021 will open on April 1 as previously planned. OrgCentral registration will open and will be able to be completed digitally from a distance. In-person registration workshops will be transitioned to virtual methods; these workshops are a requirement for new organizations and optional for those groups that were registered for 2019-2020. Information about the registration process will be updated regularly on the CSI website.
Student Organization Leadership Development workshops will be transitioned to a virtual method for the remainder of the semester. More information about these workshops and the link to participate will be made available on the CSI website.
Organizations with community housing/gathering spaces are encouraged to consider closing these spaces until further notice is received from the university noting a return to normal operations. Further, it is strongly recommended that a total cleaning and sanitization of these spaces is completed prior to re-opening at any future date.
SafeRide operations will be suspended until August 2020. Please keep an eye out for news and updates about changes coming to SafeRide in K-State Today through the end of the current academic year.
About the Center
The Center for Student Involvement inspires community through involvement.
CSI is the point of contact for all registered student organizations. The staff conducts the annual registration of more than 500 student organizations and administers OrgCentral, an online community and platform to help student organizations streamline processes and drive engagement, as well as provide trainings and workshops for student groups and the campus community.
General Information about Student Organizations
Student organizations provide opportunities for students to connect, engage, and get involved. The purpose of registering with the University is to be a recognized group so that your organization can reserve rooms on campus, apply for funding through Student Governing Association, utilize an OrgCentral portal, establish an email, and participate in CSI programs and workshops.