Kansas State University


Office of Diversity E-Newsletter


MAPS Summer Bridge Program

  • Students spend six weeks getting to know other students, faculty, the Kansas State University campus and their majors. MAPS students also get to experience industry tours and meet professionals and faculty who can serve as mentors for them throughout their college careers. They also have the opportunity to earn up to six credit hours within their field of interest while in the program.



  • A free three-day extended summer orientation and freshman year retention program designed to accelerate multicultural students interested in agriculture, business and engineering.


Midwest HALO Encuentro & Black Student Union Leadership Conference

  • Each Conference accomplishes three goals: (1) to deepen student leaders’ awareness and knowledge of the challenges facing communities; (2) to motivate them to take a more active role in addressing these challenges, (3) to enhance leadership skills.

KSRE Research Fellows Program

  • An opportunity for multicultural students to work closely with faculty members as part of their research teams. Students are expected to spend 35 hours per week working with their research teams and to be contributing members of this group. By the end of the 8 week period, June 6 to July 29, students should have produced tangible results from experimental research and will report the results in a special research forum.