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K-State Today

August 26, 2019

Religious, spiritual and nonreligious diversity on campus

Submitted by Christy Craft

Religious, spiritual and nonreligious diversity exists here at K-State among students, faculty, staff and administrators. Approximately 80% of all students, faculty, staff and administrators identify with some type of religion or identify as spiritual, while approximately 20% identify as nonreligious. About 25% of all students participate in faith-based organizations on campus.

The purpose of the President's Committee on Religious, Spiritual, and Nonreligious Diversity is to support this aspect of diversity on our campus and to help everyone on campus — from all religious, spiritual and nonreligious perspectives — know that they are valuable members of the K-State family.

The committee wants to remind the campus community of many of the religious holidays and observances that might be celebrated by others and to encourage faculty, staff and administrators to consider appropriate accommodations for those involved in such religious observances. A calendar of some of the major holidays and observances can be found here on our website.

Additionally, prayer and/or meditation space is available on campus in 5 Holtz Hall from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays, and from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on Sundays.

All students, faculty, staff and administrators who are interested in providing feedback to and/or being involved on this committee are welcome to contact Christy Craft, chair of the committee and professor in the College of Education, at ccraft@k-state.edu.

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