Every Wildcat can experience “K-State family,” thanks to the work of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs. As a public university preparing graduates for a global world, Kansas State University recognizes that excellence and diversity are one and the same.
Morris Family Multicultural Student Center dedicated in 2020
“Having a multicultural student center has always been a dream. I spoke with Alicia and said, ‘If we have the opportunity, I’d love to give back to K-State.’”
Abdul Yahaya, alumnus, small business owner, K-State philanthropist
A land-grant university for all people
As a land-grant university, we are charged with being the university for all people. The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs provides leadership to make certain all people have access to a K-State education and know they belong on campus.
A physical gathering space
Since K-State dedicated the Morris Family Multicultural Student Center in 2020, it has become a home to students of diverse experience where they can “be themselves” and connect among more than 40 multicultural student organizations. Ultimately, the multicultural student center is a place for all students to meet and find what connects them to K-State family. The Fang family community kitchen, study and collaboration areas, a practice performance room and prayer/meditation spaces are important places where K-Staters can share their rich histories, heritage and traditions.
This center is to be a bridge to bring people together and not to break them apart.”Jim Bob Morris, lead donor for the Morris Family Multicultural Student Center
How you can invest in the work of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs:
- Student programs. Change lives through opportunity. Student programs like Project IMPACT and the Developing Scholars Program identify and cultivate high-achieving, serious-minded and historically underrepresented students.
- Intercultural learning. Access to services of the Morris Family Multicultural Student Center, the LGBT Resource Center and Safe Zone means students have more ways to connect to K-State and thrive.
- Multicultural student life. Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs supports more than 40 multicultural student organizations for all students to gain leadership skills, learn about academic resources and become culturally aware.
Your support is essential to help K-State accomplish its mission of being a university for all people.
Honoring mentors, encouraging diversity
Suzie Schultz gives to help educators make an impact.
Choose how to support diversity and inclusion at K-State
Provides for diversity programming and activities that are culturally relevant for students and faculty of color, support for multicultural student organizations and leadership development of students of color and more.
Supports a wide range of activities that enhance multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion at K-State.
Supports multicultural student organizations at K-State.
Support K-State’s hub for intercultural learning and collaboration.
Sustains the Morris Family Multicultural Student Center to include necessary maintenance, improvements and upgrades.
Morris Family Multicultural Student Center Sustainability Fund C79907