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Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs

Principles of Community

Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs
Kansas State University
224 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506

Office hours:
M-F, 8-12pm / 1pm-5pm

Meetings are by appointment only. Request a meeting.

785-532-6276 office
785-532-6339 fax


Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs

We are committed to promoting diversity in every sector of Kansas State University by providing vision and leadership in diversifying all university functions as well as students, faculty, staff and the curriculum.

Wildcat Dialogues, and Intercultural Learning Experience, 7-9 p.m. Monday, September 21, 2020 - A Virtual Event

Join all new and first-year K-State students for a night of meaningful dialogue and building connections. 

What you’ll do:

  • Learn how to create communities of belonging
  • Build cross-cultural relationships through meaningful dialogue
  • Engage in active listening, empathy and perspective-taking
  • Build your skillset to understand cultural differences and similarities

How you’ll use it later:

  • Recognize the ways in which your cultural and social identities make an impact on how you see and experience the world.
  • Recognize the ways in which others’ cultural and social identities differ from your own and how they see and experience the world differently, like you.
  • Demonstrate authentic curiosity and empathy when engaging in meaningful dialogues across difference.
  • Identify tangible action steps you can take to create a community of belonging for all at K-State.

RSVP Required by Monday, September 14: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1UjuDD1frmm2xmZ

For More Information, email Dr. Debra Bolton, director of Intercultural Learning, dbolton@ksu.edu



14th Annual Midwest HALO EncuentroTuesday, Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

DMSA and the Hispanic American Leadership Organization is excited to host the 14th Annual Mid-West HALO Encuentro on Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the K-State Student Union and virtually, via Zoom. 

Encuentro's goal each year is to provide an environment to learn about unexpected challenges during collegiate years and how other students have overcome those barriers to achieve their educational goals.  It is also an educational tool that assists in Latino student identity development. 

Encuentro allows students to interact with peers from other schools and provides a wide range of opportunities to learn from our K-State students, faculty and Staff.

Registration for the conference is FREE for high school and university/community college students and features the following:

  • Motivational keynote speaker
  • Multiple breakout sessions
  • Free meals
  • College student panel
  • Campus tour 

Due to COVID-19 there are limited spaces for in-person registration. We will only be able to take the first 100 registrants including sponsors and chaperons.

Masks will be required at all times and conference rooms are set at no more than 30% occupancy to ensure social distance guidelines are met.  All other participants will receive the link to the Zoom conference meeting once they are registered by their program leaders or individually.

Register here!

*Please note that photos may be taken throughout the day that may be used by Kansas State University or the Kansas Department of Children and Families publications. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.*

Current K-State students can sign-up to volunteer here!




The K-State DREAMZone is a safe space designed to provide support to undocumented and DACA-mented students born in various countries around the world, currently residing in the U.S.; and those from mixed-status families (family members with different immigration statuses).

Student Programs

Student Programs

K-State Diversity/Multicultural Student Affairs is changing lives through opportunity.

Intercultural Learning

Intercultural Learning

Strengthening awareness of self and others, and understanding how to respond, behave, and reflect when around others, whether similar or different, in order to build a stronger and equitably represented K-State family.

Student Life

Multicultural Student Life

There are so many opportunities and experiences available to you as a student, and we hope that you'll take advantage of everything that K-State has to offer.


Class of 2020 Multicultural Graduate Tribute!

Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs is so proud of the graduating class of 2020! This is a great achievement and huge milestone, and we wish to share our continued congratulations with you all! Congratulations and go Cats!

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