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K-State and Community Resources

Health and Wellness
Identity and Multicultural
Campus Safety
Access and Accommodations
Academic Support and Student Involvement
Housing and Dining Services Resources

Health and Wellness

Cats' Cupboard: The K-State Food Pantry

Cats’ Cupboard Initiative is a collaborative effort among students, faculty, staff and community focused on promoting food security for students at K-State. This initiative aims to provide direct food access through an on-campus food pantry, in addition to education and engagement opportunities. Cats’ Cupboard will be accessible to all K-State students. We encourage students to take food, hygiene and cooking equipment that correspond with their personal needs, and may utilize the pantry as often as they see fit.

The Center for Advocacy, Response and Education (CARE)

CARE is a safe space for any member of the K-State community who has been affected by dating, domestic and sexual violence, stalking or sexual harassment. CARE provides confidential services for survivors of dating, domestic and sexual violence. Although it will respect your privacy to the greatest extent possible, the Office of Student Life may need to share some of your information with others to ensure that the university responds appropriately and effectively to any concerns you share with them.

Counseling Services

Counseling Services helps students who are dealing with issues such as stress, family concerns and relationships. Make an appointment today to get help.

The Crisis Center, Inc.

The Crisis Center in Manhattan provides confidential 24-hour hotlines, 24- hour crisis intervention, safe shelter, food and subsistence, advocacy, referrals, supportive counseling and other services to residents within Riley County.

Family Center

The K-State Family Center is a therapy training/service center that provides high-quality, affordable individual, family, couple and group therapy for people living in the Manhattan area.

Lafene Health Center

Lafene Health Center offers high-quality health care at a reasonable cost for K-State students.

Office of Institutional Equity

The Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIE) supports the university’s mission to promote human and intellectual diversity by providing equal access and opportunity through fostering an inclusive environment for all members of the university community.

Pawnee Mental Health Services

Pawnee offers psychiatric (medication) evaluation and treatment services for children, adolescents and adults experiencing medical symptoms related to their emotional and mental health as well as their alcohol or drug use. Pawnee provides medication services for people experiencing mild to moderate symptoms as well as for people experiencing severe and persistent symptoms. Pawnee’s Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Services program treats alcohol and drug addiction as a primary disease in which a holistic treatment approach must be used. An individual’s mental state, physical condition, social environment, emotional and spiritual life are all considered when treating addiction.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is a healthcare leader in northeastern Kansas, with 150 physicians, 800 employees and 350 volunteers serving the people of Manhattan and the surrounding areas with a wide range of quality health and wellness services.

Identity and Multicultural

Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs

Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs is committed to promoting diversity in every sector of Kansas State University. The office provides vision and leadership in diversifying all university functions as well as students, faculty, staff and the curriculum.

International Students and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services is the key point of contact for the international community here at K-State. You should feel free to approach a staff member with any concerns you might have during your stay in Manhattan. If we are not the right people to help you, we will connect you with the appropriate people to assist you. Please let us know what you need to make your stay here the best it can be!

LGBT Resource Center

The LGBT Resource Center at Kansas State University is dedicated to helping the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) students, staff, faculty and allied members of our campus and surrounding communities to be more secure, educated and productive in their personal and professional surroundings. It is the goal of the Resource Center to promote equity, respect and social justice through programs, outreach and education. The Center is open to all and provides information regarding resources available to those of differing sexualities and gender identities and helps to build and nurture a diverse and inclusive campus community that supports all aspects of the curricular and co-curricular lives of our students, faculty, staff and community members.

Multicultural Student Organizations

The Office of Diversity houses 29 multicultural student organizations. These organizations represent our historically underrepresented domestic students. MSOs provide multiple opportunities for all students to gain leadership skills, learn about academic resources, and become culturally aware. The president and vice president of each MSO meets together once a month with the Office of Diversity and represents the Multicultural Student Organization Leadership Council. The mission of the MSOLC at Kansas State University is to collaborate among groups of multicultural students and promote their academic and intellectual growth, as well as foster positive relationships among all students.

Campus Safety

K-State Police Department

The K-State Police Department has many officers that patrol our campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. K-State Police monitor numerous emergency phone call boxes located throughout our campus. Additionally, the LiveSafe app is an app for the K-State community which allows you to connect with university safety resources, access safety maps and emergency information, and use peer-to-peer location tracking with group chat so friends can monitor and talk to you as you travel the campus.

Riley County Police Department

This is the local police department that serves the members of Riley County. It works to preserve a safe campus/city environment through reporting and safety services. Its mission statement is “To reduce crime and improve the quality of life for the citizens we serve.”


The mission of the SafeRide Program is to save lives and prevent injuries and damage to property by offering students and their guests a safe alternative to driving under the influence and other threatening situations. Hours of operation for SafeRide, 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Wildcat Walk

If youre ever uncomfortable walking on campus alone, this service will provide an escort to meet you and walk you to another on-campus destination or up to two blocks off-campus. If you are driving to campus you can arrange to be met in your parking lot and escorted to your residence hall, apartment or another location. Simply call the phone number listed below or push one of the blue light emergency buttons found throughout the K-State campus. This service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Wildcat Walk is a service provided by the K-State Police Department.

Access and Accommodations

Office of Student Life

The Office of Student Life fosters an environment of collaboration, responsibility and mutual respect in partnership with students and all of our university colleagues. This office provides services such as: providing direct support and services to students, advocating for students in a variety of settings, connecting students with accurate referrals for academic and personal problems, encouraging appreciation of diverse experiences and perspectives, coordinating the university response to campus and student crises, monitoring the campus environment and safety issues, administering and advising the student judicial program, supporting and serving as a resource for student family members.

Student Access Center

Student Access Center appreciates disability as an integral part of the K-State University experience. It is committed to providing equal access and opportunity to all campus programs and services for students with disabilities. Through collaboration and support of the entire campus community, the Access Center promotes disability pride, self- determination of the student, and universally accessible design principles, so everyone has full access to university life.


Office of Student Financial Assistance

Our primary focus is to successfully guide each student through the scholarship and financial aid process. To assist in meeting this objective, every student at K-State is assigned a personal financial aid advisor. Our financial aid advisors are available to offer information to students and their families, such as how to apply for K-State scholarships or how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Powercat Financial

Powercat Financial is a free service that pairs you with student financial counselors who can help with budgeting, managing student loan decisions, saving, credit use, transitioning into work, reviewing job offers, managing debt and more.

Academic Support and Student Involvement

Academic Achievement Center and K-State Writing Center

The Academic Achievement Center (AAC) is a free resource for all K-State students. Equip yourself with the tools needed to succeed, engage in your coursework, and feel empowered by your ability to achieve academic success. The AAC offers free small group, one-on-one and online tutoring through the Holtz Hall Tutoring Center, Supplemental Instruction to complement your large-lecture courses, Academic Coaching to develop strategies to maximize your personal strengths and conquer difficult classes, and Student Success Courses to learn the skills and strategies needed to be successful at K-State.

Center for Student Involvement

The Center for Student Involvement is the designated point of contact for registered student organizations. The center facilitates the registration process, provides information and offers general programming on relevant topics to running a student organization.

Housing and Dining Services Resources

Housing and Dining Services Multicultural Student Lounge

The Multicultural Student Lounge provides opportunities to connect with other students on campus, to receive tutoring sessions and to explore a multicultural library. Monthly roundtables and programs are held by the Social Justice Alliance.

Kramer Dining Center, First Floor


ResNet is the technical support help desk for students living on the K-State campus. Our goal is to help make your technology experience throughout the school year as smooth and seamless as possible. We can assist you with network registration, connection issues, computer virus removal and general technical support for your computer, mobile device, printer or gaming device. Students are responsible for installing and updating operating system security patches and K-States antivirus software (Trend Micro) on their machines.


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