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CSI Update

Month: May 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.