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CSI Update

JED Virtual Campus Visit Focus Group

The university is need of students to participate in the JED Virtual Campus Visit student focus group on Sept 29 from 3-4:30pm. The purpose of the student focus group is to hear various student perspectives as it relates to emotional wellness on campus. A diverse group of students representing many student perspectives is needed.

Interested students should email Kelli Farris, kellifarris@k-state.edu.

Temporary Election Worker and Election Day Poll Workers

Good afternoon,

I am Susan Boller, the Elections Supervisor for Riley County. I sent an email trying to recruit Temporary Election Workers back in May 2020.  We are in need of 4 additional Temporary Election Workers!

The Temporary Election Workers will make $9.04/hour and we are flexible working around their course schedule. The Election Day Poll Worker makes $110.00 for Election Day and $7.25/hour for the training hours.

I have included the links for both positions.

Temporary Election Worker


Election Day Poll Worker


Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for your help!

Susan M. Boller

Elections Supervisor

Riley County Clerk’s Office

110 Courthouse Plaza, B118

Manhattan, KS 66502

Phone:  785-565-6201

Fax:  785-537-6394

Email:  sboller@rileycountyks.gov

Website:  www.rileycountyks.gov

SGA At-Large Committee Application

This application is for students at-large to serve on SGA committees or on one of the many university wide committees run by administration. There are a wide variety of committees- I would encourage you to look through at the application and to apply for any additional committees that you may be interested in serving on!

Additionally, please share this link with any other student groups you may be apart of. All students are invited to participate and serve on a committee, and we are interested in having a diverse group of students work with administration. Please encourage any of your friends or peers who are looking for involvement opportunities to serve on a committee for this coming year.

The link to the application is here: https://k-state.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/432039

If you have any questions about the at-large committee application, please contact Nathan Bothwell, ndbothwell@k-state.edu. The application does not close until Thursday, September 10th

KSU Blood Drive By Appointment Only

KSU Blood Drive


Monday, Sept. 14th – 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday Sept. 15th – Thursday Sept. 17th 10:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Kramer Dining Hall – 2nd Floor Tallgrass Ballrooms:

Tuesday, Sept. 15th – Thursday, Sept. 17th – 1:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Come to give for a free haircut coupon by email to participating Sport Clips Haircuts locations..


Please sign up at www.redcrossblood.org, call 1-800-733-2767 or download the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

Don’t forget to save time by using RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history online before you come to your appointment. More info: redcrossblood.org/RapidPass

You can hold the power to save lives in the palm of your hand with the FREE Red Cross Blood Donor App! Text “BLOODAPP” to 90999 or download it from the App StoreSM or the Google PlayTMstore today!




Freshman encouraged to apply for Quest Freshman Honorary

Blue Key Senior Honorary would like to ask that you invite freshman members of your organization to apply for Quest Freshman Honorary. Quest is an all-freshman organization that gives a backstage pass to K-State. Students get an inside look at some of the coolest parts of campus and Manhattan, and even get to be mentored by someone in Blue Key. While the safety restrictions around COVID can make freshman year seem even more uncertain, Quest is a great way to get involved on campus. It will help students build relationships with peers and mentors that will make their freshman year memorable and fun!

If you know someone who would be a great candidate for Quest, please pass the application along to them! Here’s the link to the application. It’s open now until September 3rd at 11:59 pm.  https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8Bokp1zknxlmfXv

If you have any questions at all feel free to reach out to the Blue Key membership chair Claire McClellan at clairemcc@ksu.edu.

SafeRide to launch with new service provider

A new SafeRide service provider will be launching soon for all K-State students. The CSI is in final negotiations with a new provider which will make it possible for students to request a ride via an app on their phones, no longer have to wait for a bus to pick you up from a specific stop, and get a discount on the ride so you are spending less money out of pocket to get home safe! Keep your eyes open for an email in the next few days and a formal K-State Today announcement with instructions on how to sign up.
As a celebration of this new service provider for SafeRide, we are also giving away a FREE BIKE!! How do you enter to win? Just sign the SafeRide Pledge and share the #Cats3D (Cats Don’t Drink and Drive) logo on your social media. The bike winner will be announced on Twitter (@KSU_SafeRide) on Friday, August 28 at 2pm.

Learn About Employers and Earn $$$ At The Same Time

Want to earn $200 for hosting an information session with an employer? The K-State Career Center is looking for clubs and organizations who are interested in hosting information sessions with employers called Career Center Connections. The Career Center Connection program is a new initiative to help employers connect with K-State student organizations through dynamic information sessions. Interested groups will be matched with employers based on their organization’s career field interests. Once matched, organizations will work with our team to help schedule the event. Each organization is in charge of marketing and getting student members to attend. In return, the Career Center will compensate the organizations for their help in hosting the event.

Each Career Center Connection is a one-hour information session with up to two employers held between August 31st – September 18th. Up to five student organizations can help host each session. Each organization that helps host the session and brings a minimum of 10 students will be eligible to earn $200.

How your organization will be compensated is as follows:

Host 1 Career Center Connection with a minimum of 10 students = $200

Host 2 Career Center Connections with a minimum of 10 students = $400

Host 3 Career Center Connections with a minimum of 10 students = $600 (max per organization)

To sign up to host a Career Center Connection fill out this Qualtrics Survey  by August 27th, with the career field interests for your student organization. Also, within this survey you will be able to share how many Career Center Connections your organization would be open to hosting. (The number may be less due to employer availability). To host a Career Center Connection your organization must pledge to bring at least 10 interested students.

Please note that all groups will need to either provide their department’s account number (DSO’s) or upload a copy of their organization’s W-9 Form (ISO’s) with the Pledge Form. This will allow for the payment process to flow easier. If you are unaware of how to get a copy of your W-9, please contact your organization advisor, treasurer, or accounting contact!

Please contact Christa Dell’Isola at christadellisola@ksu.edu with any questions.

We look forward to working with you!

Christa Dell’Isola 

Program Coordinator  l  Center for Student Involvement   l  Career Center

Activities Carnival Update

NEW Recruitment Opportunity via Activities Carnival Update

Due to health and safety concerns, we are updating our plans for Activities Carnival. We are moving away from the in-person/face-to-face event as previously planned and are excited to share a new opportunity for your organization to engage with students and recruit new members virtually.

We invite your organization to host a virtual info session via Zoom from 6-8pm on Thursday, August 20th. To make this process as simple as possible, the CSI staff will create all zoom meeting links for organizations who sign-up to participate in this event. Your organization will need to designate a member to host and run the zoom meeting. You will also need to designate a primary contact from your organization whose name and email address can be shared on the event website. The CSI staff will send a confirmation email, event details and zoom meeting instructions after you sign-up.

To sign-up, please email Ashley Douglass by Tuesday, August 18 with the following information:

  • Student Organization Name
  • Zoom Meeting Host: Full name and email address of a member from your organization who will be responsible for hosting the meeting on Zoom (logging in, starting the meeting, managing any technological aspects, such as screen-sharing or break-out rooms, and ending the meeting when the event is over)
  • Primary Contact: Full name and email address of a member from your organization who we can list on the event website as a contact for new or interested members to reach out to.

If your organization has previously registered for Activities Carnival, you will need to re-sign-up following the instructions above.

If you have any questions about Activities Carnival, please contact Ashley Douglass, aldouglass@ksu.edu.

Student Organization Leadership Series

Student Organization Leadership Series

The Center for Student Involvement is excited to provide a variety of virtual leadership development workshops and resources. This fall we hope to cover topics such as

  • Building inclusive organizations
  • Engaging your organization from a social distance
  • Making a difference in your community through civic engagement
  • Understanding resilience and your ability to adapt to stressful situations
  • The power of empathy in leadership
  • Resolving conflict with others
  • Capitalizing on your team members’ strengths

We hope you will join us as we all continue to grow our knowledge and skills to become better leaders in our organizations, communities, campus, and world. Be on the look-out right here in the CSI Update for more details including dates, times, and links to virtual workshops and online resources.

UFM Teen Mentoring Program

The UFM Teen Mentoring Program was started in 1997 as a way to offer a structured program of support and life skills to youth in grades 7-12. The goals of the project are to provide a safe, supportive and consistent environment for teens to learn positive life skills and to focus on primary prevention intervention activities. Volunteer mentors and students meet weekly after school from 3pm-5pm at UFM Community Learning Center and offsite locations. Activities are planned each week to provide guidance and build relationships through discussion, games, food and fun activities. This program wouldn’t be possible without our mentors and the students love getting to know people at K-State! If you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out to me at tnpfeifer@ksu.edu.


Mentor Expectations:

  • Commit to volunteering from the week of September 8 through the week of November 19.
  • Must be available on either Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursday from 3-5pm
    • Preferable availability at 2:30 to pick up students and after 5 to drop students off at home.
  • Actively participate in the group.
    • Each week we will be playing some type of game or doing some sort of activity.
  • Attend mentor meetings.
    • Meetings will be held once each month (total of around 3-4 meetings per semester). Time/dates will be decided based on mentor’s availability.
  • Exhibit positive role modeling.


If interested, please fill out the attached form and email it to me at tnpfeifer@ksu.edu.

Registration Procedures Update

The Center for Student Involvement announces an adjustment to student organization registration procedures for the 2020-2021 academic year. In addition to meeting all registration requirements, student organizations wishing to register with the Center for Student Involvement will need to complete all registration processes and procedures by the following deadlines: Independent Student Organizations (ISOs) by July 15, 2020; Departmental Student Organizations (DSOs) by September 1, 2020.  

Student Organizations & Wildcat Warm-Up Survey Now Open

This summer K-State is providing all new incoming and transfer students with an enhanced three-part orientation and enrollment experience. Throughout the month of June, students will participate in virtual advising and enrollment, and in July they will complete a pre-orientation virtually. The enhanced experience will wrap up in August with an on-campus kick-off called Wildcat Warm-Up in August.

There are work groups on campus kicking off now to coordinate the Wildcat Warm-Up experience and we want your help! As these groups are thinking about what activities to include as part of the on-campus programming, we want to keep in mind the many activities, meetings, and events which may be happening – potentially during the same time frame – by the 400+ registered student organizations.

They survey will close on Friday, May 28 at 5pm.

Thank You to K-State Student Org Advisors

Dear Advisors of K-State Student Organizations,

Thank you for dedicating your time and energy to supporting student organizations at K-State. The Center for Student Involvement would like to show our appreciation in the form an attached slideshow: Thank You.

We know this year has brought many challenges to your organizations and we thank you for providing guidance and support. While we are currently working remotely, we hope to return to campus for the fall and look forward to recognizing and celebrating with you in person!

Center for Student Involvement Staff

Plan your student organization’s retreat with help from CSI

Retreats are one of the most useful and valuable activities that student organizations can participate in.

A retreat is a planned time for your organization to step away from your normal routine for the purpose of reflection, learning, planning, teambuilding, and/or evaluation. Retreats provide the opportunity to rejuvenate members’ motivation and enthusiasm for the organization, and to accomplish organizational goals and work.

The Center for Student Involvement is committed to helping you plan a successful retreat for your organization. To do this, we’ve created a Retreat Planning Guide, as well as scheduled help hours to discuss your questions, ideas, and concerns. Handouts, workshop recordings, and presentation slides on a variety of leadership topics are also available on the CSI website.

Retreat Planning Guide

Retreat Planning Help Hours

Online Resources


Summer Events & Student Org Resources

Save the date for June 2020 leadership workshops and student organization support! 

The summer is a great time to re-focus your organization’s energy and set your goals for the next academic year. Join the Center for Student Involvement to build your organization’s toolkit through virtual workshops, guides, resources, & more!

May 13 – June 12: Student organization retreat planning guidance & support

    • Take advantage of online resources and attend open help sessions to plan your summer retreat/strategy for managing your organization. CSI staff are also available upon request for individual meetings.

June 15–19: Virtual leadership workshops: Goal setting, teambuilding, & more

    • Participate in a series of 45-minute workshops to learn tips, tricks, skills, and tactics you can implement in your organization

June 22–26: Officer networking and roundtable discussions

    • Meet, share knowledge, and learn from other student leaders in positions similar to yours

All events & resources will be announced via email in our weekly newsletter, the CSI Update, sent to presidents, primary contacts, vice presidents, secretaries, and advisors. Check your email each Wednesday for announcements & share with your organization accordingly. Events & resources will also be listed on the CSI website.

Excited about these programs? Let us know on Twitter & Instagram!

Events & resources will continue this summer!

As the Spring semester comes to a close, the Center for Student Involvement wants you to know we will continue to serve and support you throughout the summer.

Be on the look-out for continued communication about events, workshops, meetings, resources, helpful guides, and more!

We will continue to share this information via our weekly CSI Update newsletter, K-State Today, the CSI website, the Resources for Student Organizations portal, and direct emails sent to the Primary Contacts for registered student organizations, as listed on organizations’ portals in OrgCentral.


SGA Intern Program

From Hannah and Megan of SGA –
Several of our usual recruitment tools for the SGA Intern Program are compromised due to COVID-19, which means we need your help! Below is the link to nominate students who you think would be a good fit for the SGA Intern Program. Whether you know someone from campus currently or know someone coming to K-State this fall, please take a few minutes to give us their information so that we can get them involved! We hope you’ll help us with this integral part of running a successful intern program.
As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Registration Reminder for Student Orgs

This is a reminder to complete registration for your student organization before May 1st, 2020!


  • April 1, 2020 – Registration will open for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • May 1, 2020 – Organizations that have not completed all registration requirements by May 1, 2020 will go to “Inactive” status.

Check out our website to find further resources and information regarding how to complete registration for your organization.

Note: All returning student organizations need to submit to the Student Org Annual Survey to complete registration as well.

Registration Help Hours & Student Org Basics

Registration Help Hours

Join the Center for Student Involvement for virtual open hours to help you and your organization during registration!

The links below will take you directly to the virtual meeting room!

April 22, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

April 24, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

April 29, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

May 1, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Student Org Basics

As a requirement for all new student organizations, and optional for returning organizations, at least one person must attend a Student Org Basics presentation.

Here is the PDF with Zoom links to those meetings: Student Org Basics

Make sure your org is prepared for 2020-2021

Join the Center for Student Involvement next Tuesday, April 28th, for virtual workshop to help student organizations navigate leadership transitions within your organization and prepare for the 2020-2021 academic year. This session will provide students with detailed guides and worksheets for outgoing and incoming officers

Join us next Tuesday, April 28th at 3:00 p.m. using the link below.


Questions? Contact the CSI Assistant Director for Leadership, Sara Heiman, at sjheiman@ksu.edu

Tips for engaging your org from a social distance

Join the Center for Student Involvement next Thursday, April 30th, for a virtual workshop on engaging your organization from a social distance. We will take a look at ideas for engaging both your officers and your general membership.

Use the link below to join us on Thursday, April 30th at 2:00 p.m.


Questions? Contact the CSI Assistant Director for Leadership, Sara Heiman, at sjheiman@ksu.edu

Registration Help Hours

The Center for Student Involvement is here to help your organization complete registration for the 2020-2021 academic year. Join any of our open Zoom help hours listed below for help, guidance, and walk-throughs of anything related to student organization registration!

Today, 2:30-3:30 pm

This Friday, 11am-Noon

April 22, 1:30-2:30 pm

April 24, 1:30-2:30 pm

April 29, 3:30-4:30 pm

May 1, 1:00 – 2:00 pm