Kansas State University


CSI Update

Author: Marissa Vitols

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

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!

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

Student Org Registration – Reminder

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.

Big 12 Virtual Career Fair

Don’t miss the Big 12 Virtual Career Fair! Login anytime on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST to meet with over 150 different employers. Visit https://www.k-state.edu/careercenter/students/events/cfbig12.html to view a list of participating employers, review an online tutorial and get more tips to make the most out of your time. Let’s show we are #kstatestrong!

Social Media & CSI Update Submission Forms in OrgCentral

During this time, we still put you and your organization at the forefront of what we do. We want to make sure that you have the opportunity to get your information about your organization out to the rest of the community.

We have added two submission forms in OrgCentral for your use – one for our social media platforms, Twitter and Instagram, and one for our weekly email newsletter, the CSI Update.

Please note: all organizations, DSOs and ISOs, are more than welcome to submit to the CSI Update. However, for the time being, only DSOs are able to submit for our social media platforms. Should this change, Center for Student Involvement will post a notice.

If you have any questions regarding the CSI Update, please contact Sara Heiman (sjheiman@k-state.edu).

If you have any questions regarding our social media platforms, please contact Marissa Vitols (mvvitols@k-state.edu).

Academic Achievement Center (AAC) Resources

PDF File of AAC Online Resources

Link to AAC Zoom virtual labs

Link to Academic Success Tool

Further information on remote learning

The Academic Achievement Center has the following academic success resources online and available for students. Please visit our website k-state.edu/aac for up-to-date information and to access resources.

Academic Coaching:

Academic Coaching is available to all K-State students from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. No appointments are necessary — students can connect with a coach in a virtual “drop-in” format called the Learning Lab. Click “Connect to Academic Coaching” to meet an academic coach in the virtual Learning Lab.

Academic Coaches can help with:

·         Navigating online learning,

·         Connecting to campus resources,

·         Understanding course expectations,

·         Academic and time management challenges, & more!

Tutoring Services: 

Tutoring is available to all K-State students. Tutoring sessions are by appointment and all sessions will be held using Zoom. Students can sign up for tutoring by visiting our website or SSC/Navigate.

Academic Success Tools:

We have many of our academic success tools and resources online along with guides and videos to implement these tools. Find an academic success tool on our website and visit our Academic Achievement Center YouTube channel to learn. Videos will continue to be updated.

Office of First-generation Students:

Please contact firstgen@ksu.edu with questions or for resources to support first-generation students.

Scholar Services: 

Please contact the Academic Achievement Center at achievement@ksu.edu with questions and please visit k-state.edu/aac for resources to support students.


Thank you for your continued collaboration and effort to get students connected to academic success resources. Please reach out with any questions, ideas, or concerns.

Important Census 2020 Information

“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.”

To watch the video and read the full K-State Today article, follow this link.

Learn more at 2020census.gov.

Financial Assistance through K-State Proud

If you are looking for a way to help support K-State students needing financial assistance, consider donating to K-State Proud!

To submit a self-nomination for a Student Opportunity Award, or to submit a 3rd party nomination, visit the Student Opportunity Award page on the K-State Proud site.

About K-State Proud

K-State Proud is a student-led, nationally recognized fundraising campaign for K-State. Guided by the leadership of Student Foundation, the campaign encourages students to show their K-State pride through philanthropy. All student campaign donations establish Student Opportunity Awards for fellow K-State students.

Campus Resources

K-State COVID-19 Website – https://www.k-state.edu/covid-19/
With news and information changing so rapidly, K-State has launched a new website where you can keep track of press releases, updates and alerts related to the university.

Mental Health Support – 785-532-6927
Counseling Services is available to assist you with any mental health needs that you might have. They are available for phone consultations. Their email is counsel@k-state.edu.

Student Access Center – https://www.k-state.edu/accesscenter/
The Student Access Center is operating virtually and has lots of information to help you transition to online classes. This includes accommodations for online classes such as: note-taking services; alternative text; or captioning requests.

Academic Achievement Center – https://www.k-state.edu/aac/
Starting March 23, AAC services will be available virtually. The resources available online include academic coaching (available to ALL K-State students from 9-5, Monday-Friday). No appointments are necessary. Academic coaches can help with navigating online learning; connecting to campus resources; understanding course expectations; academic and time management challenges, and more. Click “Connect to Academic Coaching” on their website to enter the virtual Learning Lab. Tutoring Services (available to ALL K-State students) will also be available using Zoom.  Visit their website or SSC/Navigate to sign up for tutoring sessions.

Powercat Financial – https://www.k-state.edu/powercatfinancial/
Powercat Financial is accepting student appointment requests for remote sessions by visiting their website. Powercat Financial offers free financial counseling. They can also be reached at powercatfinancial@k-state.edu.

K-State Libraries Online Resources – https://www.lib.k-state.edu/continuation
K-State Libraries is continuing to provide services and resources, listed on their website. This includes online research materials and Interlibrary Loan. You can also chat with a librarian, Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm or Friday 8am-5pm.

Organization Registration for 2020 – 2021

Registration for student organizations will open on April 1 as previously planned. OrgCentral registration will open and will be able to be completed digitally from a distance. In-person registration workshops will be transitioned to virtual methods; these workshops are a requirement for new organizations and optional for those groups that were registered for 2019-2020. Information about the registration process will be updated regularly on the CSI website.

Public Notary Services

Due to recent University updates, the Center for Student Involvement will no longer be available to service the community for public notary projects.

We urge you to check with resources in the community that are still open for notary services. If you have any questions and concerns, contact the Center for Student Involvement at any time.

KSU Blood Drive Updates – Spring 2020

Our KSU drive is still happening – with some changes being made to location!  Attached is a poster with the new locations!

We will be at The Holiday Inn at The Campus (across from the Union) & at Rally House!!  Please, help us spread the word about this change!! WE NEED YOUR HELP!!  I realize that you may not have many (if any) club members who can volunteer, but we’re going to make do with what we can.

Please let me know if you think your club will still be participating!  Here is a google doc for volunteers to sign up whenever they’re available.   https://docs.google.com/document/d/1e-_6Nk4XvpkeOGW9q_ij6Pnuw4GvJ3cGdx3Fwox7-_c/edit

These are uncertain times, but one thing IS certain – cancer patients will still need blood, premature babies, will still need blood, those in car accidents, will still need blood.  It’s important that blood IS on the shelf.  So, if you’re healthy – PLEASE DONATE!!!

The ARC is putting MANY measures in place to ensure that our drives are a SAFE location for people to give their life saving blood.

As blood drives are canceled due to coronavirus concerns, the American Red Cross strongly urges healthy individuals to give blood to help patients in need. We understand why people may be hesitant to come out for a blood drive, but want to reassure the public that we are taking additional precautions to ensure the safety of our donors and staff:

  • We are checking the temperature of staff and donors before entering a drive to make sure they are healthy.
  • We have hand sanitizer for use before entering the drive, as well as throughout the donation process.
  • We are spacing beds, where possible, to follow social distancing practices between blood donors.
  • Red Cross employees follow strict safety procedures, including:
    • Wearing gloves and changing them often; wiping down all donor-touched surfaces and equipment; and preparing the arm for donation with an aseptic scrub.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristi Ingalls by email (kristi.ingalls@redcross.org) or by phone ((316) 641-3972).


Passing the Torch: A Guide to Preparing Your Org for 2020 – 2021

The Center for Student Involvement will host two workshops after Spring Break to help student organizations prepare for leadership transitions and change as they wrap up the 2019-2020 academic year and look forward to 2020-2021.

Leadership transitions are one of the most important pieces of student organization success. These 45-minute workshops will provide you with a guide for making sure your org is set up to survive the summer and jump into Fall 2020 and land on your feet!

Passing the Torch workshops – your RSVP on OrgCentral is appreciated!

Tuesday, March 24, 5:30pm, Union 206

Thursday, March 26, 3:45 pm, Union 114 – CSI Conference Room