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Center for Student Involvement

Get Connected. Get Engaged. Get Involved.

Getting involved on campus is a great way to connect to K-State, make new friends, have fun and extend your education beyond what you learn in the classroom.
Student Involvement at K-State

Hear from six current students about their involvement experiences at K-State and their advice for incoming students. Watch on YouTube to access the links in the video description to navitage to specific topics. 

Get Started

Exploring the variety of involvement opportunities on campus can be overwhelming if you're not sure where to start. To help, we've created a quiz to learn about your interests and provide you with suggestions on opportunities that may interest you at K-State. You can also contact our staff to schedule a meeting, phone call, or communication via email to learn more. 

Involvement Exploration Quiz - If you aren't sure where to start, you can begin by taking the Involvement Exploration Quiz. The quiz will have you consider different aspects of student life and your preferences and will share some recommendations on where to start your involvement journey.

Meet with a Staff Member - Meet with a staff member from our office to learn more and get personalized ideas!

Explore Involvement Opportunities at K-State
Student Organizations
 

Joining a student organization can connect you with others with similar interests, develop your leadership skills, prepare you for your future career, create lasting friendships, and more.

With over 500 registered student organizations on campus, there’s a club in your major, groups that celebrate culture, and opportunities to compete in sports or serve others, as well as special interest groups. 

OrgCentral
Search by keyword, browse by category, or explore all to find student organizations that interest you and get in contact with them.
 
Explore hundreds of student organizations the first week of each semester by attending the Activities Carnival, a signature event of Week of Welcome
Leadership Development
 
Getting involved might be the first step to finding your fit on campus, but don't stop there! The best part about getting involved is taking on those leadership roles and growing personally and professionally - preparing yourself for life after graduation. With this in mind, K-State has a number of great leadership development programs and opportunities that you might find interesting.
 
Center for Student Involvement Leadership Development
Great for those students involved in student organizations looking to make an impact and grow as leaders.
More than just getting a minor, you can get involved with a number of other programs to help get you more experience and development at the same time. 
 
Student Governing Association 
As a student enrolled in classes, you are automatically a member of the Student Governing Association (SGA), but perhaps you want to take it one step further and get involved so your voice can be heard! SGA is comprised of three branches, much like our US government, including the executive, legislative, and judicial. Each branch has a unique way for students to get involved so you can find just the right fit for what your looking for. SGA's legislative branch - Senate - meets every Thursday night at 7pm in Wildcat Chambers (K-State Student Union).
 
SGA Intern Program
The best way to get started is the SGA Intern Program! Learn about SGA, the branches' work and opportunities, and meet other students.
Multicultural Programs 
Beyond the many student organizations in the multicultural category, there are a number of amazing programs offered to the K-State community. With the number of different opportunities, we've created a list of websites so you can explore and find more information for those programs you might be most interested in.
 
Developing Scholars Program
 
LGBT Resource Center
 
Safe Zone
 
IMHOTEP
 
KSUnite
  
Diversity & Inclusion Events
 
Multicultural Student Lounge
 
 
On-Campus Jobs 
Need a part-time job to help pay for college? Want to earn some extra spending cash? One of the best ways to get connected and involved on campus is by getting an on-campus job! Having a job on campus will help you connect with other students, gain important leadership and employment skills, and have a supervisor who can help you track down resources you might need for your success. While some positions are specific for Federal Work Study eligible students, many are not. 
 
How do you find out about job openings? Set up your Handshake account now with the K-State Career Center and check back regularly.
Recreation Opportunities 
Physical health and well-being is an important aspect to both your success on campus - both socially and academically. K-State's department of Recreational Services has a number of programs and facilities available to help you find your home away from home - Fitness Services, Intramurals, Outdoor Rentals, Climbing Wall, and Challenge Course.
 
Fitness Services
 
Intramurals
 
Outdoor Rentals
 
Climbing Wall
 
Challenge Course
Community Service 
Interested in giving back to your community? Beyond student organizations, there are a number of other great opportunities for you to get involved and give back all at the same time.
 
HandsOn Kansas State
Coordinated within the Staley School of Leadership Studies, HandsOn Kansas State provides a number of opportunities for students to perform service in the Manhattan community and take on leadership roles. 
 
Cats' Cupboard
The campus food pantry available for all students and faulty/staff is run completely by student volunteers. You can sign up to be a regular volunteer or help with making donations.  
Housing & Dining Services 
Living on campus is more than just having a place to live, it also means a wide-array of additional involvement opportunities for you to take part in. 
 
Housing & Dining Services Involvement Opportunities 
Whether it be one of the registered student organizations (Association of Residence Halls or National Residence Hall Honorary), participating in a hall governing or judicial board, becoming a Residential Learning Assistant, or something else, you're certain to find something of interest.
Undergraduate Research 
Research something of great interest to you personally or academically, assist a faculty member with a research project, and get experience to set yourself apart from your peers when applying for jobs, internships, or post-baccalaureate programs. Speak with your academic advisor or faculty members about opportunities specific to your major to learn more.
 
Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry 
Education Abroad 
Travel the world, make new friends, discover yourself, and complete courses towards your degree all at the same time with an education abroad opportunity. If you've ever thought going abroad might be a part of your college experience, don't let it stop! Get started now to learn more about the process and planning for it to fit into your schedule.
 
Art, Music, Theater, & Dance 

Love to dance? Paint? Act? Watch performances? Art museums? Well, K-State has opportunities for you get involved and experience many of the fine and performance arts on campus. 
 
Theater performance auditions
 
Dance performance auditions
 
Music performance auditions
 
Kansas State Choral Ensembles
 
Kansas State Bands - Ensembles
 
Kansas State Bands - The Pride
 
McCain Performance Series
 
Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

Athletics 
Cheer on your Wildcats to victory, particpate in some of our favorite campus traditions, celebrate with friends, and more by getting involved with athletics on campus. 
 
Student Tickets
Be part of one of the largest student sections in the nation by purchasing your student athletic pass.
 
Cheer & Mascot
Want to be part of the action on the side-lines and pump up the fans? Consider auditioning! 
 
Student Athlete Recruits
Interested in putting on the purple and white and competing for K-State? Check out the recruitment website!