Kansas State University


CSI Update

Category: 2020-8-6

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.