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Office of Student Life

Office of Student Life
Kansas State University
201 Holton Hall
1101 Mid Campus Dr North
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-6432
785-532-5307 fax
stulife@k-state.edu

Students

Hey Wildcats! If you don't see your concern below or if you have any questions or concerns at all please do not hesitate to give us a call – we are glad to help! No matter your concern know that you can always call to schedule with a dean and we can address your concerns further.

Absences

K-State does not have an official campus wide absence policy. Therefore, any absences should be communicated with your professor or instructor for guidance on missed work.

Students are responsible for making arrangements with their instructors regarding missed course work. All academic accommodations are made at the discretion of the instructor.

Occasionally professors may request that the Office of Student Life verifies your absence. Please note this does not excuse your absence.

  • What types of absences does the Office of Student Life verify?
    • Illness/hospitalization/surgery
    • Family emergencies/funerals
    • Mandated Court orders
    • Military obligations
  • What do I need for an absence verification?
    • The Office of Student Life requires some form of documentation in order to verify an absence. This includes:
      • Doctors notes
      • Obituary link or funeral program
      • Subpoenas
      • Military Orders

If you are unable to provide some form of documentation please call our office and schedule an appointment with a dean. A dean in our office will work with you through your concerns, provide support, and explore options available to you.

  • What will the Office of Student Life NOT verify for:
    • Family vacations
    • Weddings
    • School functions with a student organization (your student advisor should verify these absences)
    • Interviews of any kind

  Please Note that even if we cannot verify your absence, we encourage you to communicate and work with your professors regarding all of your absences.

Academic Concerns

Academic challenges, questions, or concerns may arise. K-State has an array of resources to provide assistance.

Please see the Student of Concern Guides Academic Resources for a list resources that fit your academic needs.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with a dean in our office to discuss your academic concerns further please give us a call so we can coordinate calendars and find a time that works best for you. 

Financial Concerns

K-State has educational and financial support services available to help you manage your finances and understand your financial aid.

Please see the Student of Concern Guide Financial Resources for a list of support options we can provide.

Harassment & Discrimination

If as a student you believe that you have been treated unfairly due to your sex, race, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or religion you are encouraged to seek recourse and assistance available through the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE). OIE facilitates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in employment and educational activities.

For additional information please visit the Student of Concern Guide Health & Safety Resources.

Medical

If you have temporary or longterm medical concerns  the Office of Student Life can help communicate with your professors regarding absences due to medical concerns, and explore the possibility of academic accommodations.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with a dean in our office to discuss your medical concerns further please give us a call so we can coordinate calendars and find a time that works best for you.

Mental Health

Mental health challenges continue to be on the rise across the nation. K-State has many resources both on and off campus to assist students facing temporary or long term mental health challenges.

Please see the Student of Concern guide's Health & Safety Resources for a list of support options we can provide

Personal Concerns

If you are facing any other personal concerns or challenges that are affecting you academically, please reach out to us. We will connect you with a student dean who can provide support and resources that fit your needs.

Pregnancy

Are you or your significant other expecting soon? The Office of Student Life can help communicate with your professors and assist in developing a plan for success so you can stay on track academically.

You have rights as an expecting parent. In addition to the Office of Student Life, the Office of Institutional Equity can provide additional Title IX support.

Rape & Sexual Assault

Almost all of K-State's full time faculty and staff are mandated reporters. As a student, if you have experienced any form of assault OSL encourages you to seek help and support. K-State offers many lines of support. The CARE office is the only office on campus that is not mandated to report. CARE will work with you, give you options, and provide support with reporting, legal, medical, and academic concerns.

For additional information and resources please visit Student of Concern Guide Health & Safety Resources

Report It

If as a student you are concerns about one of your friends or a classmate you can anonymously report them as a Student of Concern. The Office of Student Life will reach out and just have a conversation to see how a student is doing.

If you are a student who has received an email from a dean in our office please note that you are not in trouble. It simply means that someone within the K-State family in concerned for you and we would like to just follow up and see how everything is going.

Resources

 

  Principles of Community

     K-state 360