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Managing your organization

Covid-19 Guidance for Student Organizations

Learn about university policies regarding events, travel, and more by clicking the link below. When planning events, organizations 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.

COVID-19 Guidance for Student Organizations

The Basics

There are a few things you should know about to successfully manage your student organization, starting with the CSI Update and OrgCentral. 

The CSI Update: Official newsletter for student organizations

The CSI Update is a weekly newsletter sent to student organization primary contacts, presidents, vice-presidents, secretaries, & advisors. The newsletter provides official communication from K-State and the Center for Student Involvement to student organization leadership. 

Please note: Newsletter recipients are pulled directly from organization rosters in OrgCentral. If your roster is out-of-date or if you do not have position titles correctly assigned to members, they will not receive this communication. 

All announcements, updates, events, resources, and important information is shared via the CSI Update. Your organizations' leadership should ensure it is read on a weekly basis and passed on to the rest of your organization as needed.

OrgCentral: K-State's online student organization management platform

Every registered student organization has a website, or portal, created for them in K-State's organization management platform, OrgCentral. Log in with your K-State eID & password to manage your roster, organization description, events, files, forms, & more! 

Learn more about OrgCentral

Leadership Development

Attend free workshops, meetings, and events focusing on a variety of leadership topics including carrer and self development, communication, critical thinking, equity & inclusion, leadership, professionalism, teamwork, and technology. 

Find upcoming events & resources on the Resources for Student Organizations portal in OrgCentral and our Leadership Development website.

Organization Management Support

Access digital guides, worksheets, presentations, & more to help you manage your organization meetings, events, and activities.

Organization management resources

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.

Financial Information & Budgets - Click here for ways to apply for funds, as well as tips on creating budgets and managing money.

Promotion & Branding - Need a logo or poster? Something printed? Or have questions about using the Powercat? Check out this page.

Planning an Event - These tips and to-do lists will help successfully plan your next event.

Find more on the Resources for Student Organizations portal in OrgCentral!

Services provided by the CSI

Activities Carnival: Semi-annual organization recruitment event

Recruit new members to your organization by hosting a booth at Activities Carnival, hosted by CSI the first week of class in the fall and spring semesters. Space is limited, sign up early in OrgCentral!

Meeting, practice, and event space

The CSI Conference Room

Registered student organizations may reserve the CSI Conference room, located in 114 K-State Student Union, for meetings and events. Contact studentinvolvement@k-state.edu 

The K-State Student Union

Registered student organizations may reserve rooms and schedule tabling inside the K-State Student Union for free or reduced rates. Contact the K-State Student Union Director's Office.

Campus Facilities

Registered student organizations may reserve buildings and grounds spaces with approval by the managing unit. Contact Room Scheduling in the Division of Facilities

Locker storage

Registered student organizations can store materials in lockers located in the K-State Student Union. Contact CSI Program Coordinator, Ashley Douglass, at aldouglass@k-state.edu, to learn more.

Mailboxes

While we encourage DSOs to have mail sent to their sponsoring department's address, all registrered student organzations (DSOs & ISOs) may utilize the Center for Student Involvement as their permanent mailing address. This is a great way to keep mail from getting sent to an old apartment address!

Use your organization's name when having mail sent to CSI (see example below). Contact studentinvolvement@k-state.edu to learn more. 

"Organization Name" 

Center for Student Involvement

114 K-State Student Union

918 N. 17th Street

Manhattan, KS 66506

Grade checks

Does your organization have a GPA requirement for your members? CSI can help you facilitate grade checks if you meet the required criteria. Contact CSI to learn more.

Pepsi donations

You can request to have free Pepsi products at your campus-wide events by submitting a request form in OrgCentral.

Recognition

The Center for Student Involvement sponsors annual awards to recognize students, advisors, and organizations for their accomplishments each year. Learn more on our student organization awards webpage.