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March 24, 2020

Help your communities: Complete 2020 Census

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

Faculty and staff: As you continue to work with your students remotely and adjust during these challenging times, there's one important way we can all help our university and community.

In addition to doing your part and completing the 2020 U.S. Census, please share this information with your students. The Census is important to the communities that surround K-State because of the funding decisions that will impact the services we all enjoy.

With recent campus changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students may have left their campus home for the academic year. The Census Bureau recommends that students be counted in their university community where they would normally be living. The following video explains more.

As noted in the video, students who live off campus should:

  • Go to my2020census.gov to respond to the Census, regardless if they received the mailer at their house/apartment at school.
  • Click "If you do not have a Census ID, click here," then respond to the prompts. 
  • Be counted in the community where they were supposed to be residing on April 1. 

Students who live in residence halls and Greek houses do not need to respond to the 2020 Census — the Census Bureau works with facility administrators to count these residents.

Results from the 2020 Census will be used to: 

  • Direct federal funds to local communities for schools, roads and other public services. These funds support services that every K-State student, faculty and staff needs and uses. 
  • Help communities prepare to meet transportation and emergency readiness needs. 
  • Determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S House of Representatives and your political representation at all levels of government. 

Learn more at 2020census.gov.