K-State offers free, reduced services for students

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Incoming freshmen and transfer students may be unaware of the many services available at K-State. Here are 11 free or reduced cost services available to all K-State students, mostly paid for through student privilege fees.

1. Career and Employment Services
Career and Employment Services helps students prepare for life during or after their college careers. CES offers many free services including mock interviews, job listings both on and off campus, career fairs, resume and curriculum vitae reviews and professional workshops throughout the academic year. CES is located in Holtz Hall, which is just east of Seaton Hall. For more information, visit k-state.edu/ces.

2. Peters Recreation Complex
The Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex offers free access to exercise equipment for all K-State students, staff and faculty. The Rec’s facilities include indoor and outdoor basketball courts, outdoor tennis courts, a rock climbing wall, weights and aerobic and cardio equipment. The Rec is funded by student privilege fees and is located on Denison Avenue, north of Jardine Apartments. For more information, visit recservices.k-state.edu.

3. Counseling Services
K-State’s Counseling Services offers a wide range of services to K-State students and is staffed by certified professionals. The services provided include, but are not limited to, drug and alcohol intervention, stress management, homelessness issues, career decision-making, interpersonal relationships, eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.

All information shared in counseling sessions and all records are strictly confidential, and the first four appointments at Counseling Services are free to students. Appointments five through 10 cost $15 per hour, and more than 10 appointments cost $25 per hour. Counseling Services is located in the English and Counseling Services building west of Hale Library and behind Seaton Hall. For more information, visit k-state.edu/counseling.

4. Information Technology Assistance Center
The Information Technology Assistance Center offers both free and paid services to students that go beyond resetting your eID password. Free services include assistance with formatting electronic theses, dissertations and reports; the IT Help Desk in Hale Library; and the Media Development Center, a lab on the second floor of Hale where students can use high-end equipment to record audio, edit video and photos, scan images, design websites and more.

The Adaptive Technology Lab, located in the MDC, supports students with disabilities. ITAC also offers paid repairs for table-top computers, tablets, laptops and accessories and can provide repairs under a Dell or Apple Mac warranty. The ITAC office is housed in 214 Hale Library. For more information, visit k-state.edu/itac.

5. K-State Writing Center
The K-State Writing Center aids students with their writing needs and welcomes students from all degree backgrounds at any stage of the writing process. Students writing for a class or writing for personal pleasure can bring their papers, essays, theses or dissertations into the Writing Center for one-on-one peer review sessions. The Writing Center is located on the main level of the English and Counseling Services building. For more information, visit k-state.edu/english/writingcenter.

6. Lafene Health Center
Lafene Health Center provides discounted medical services for all students. These services include a general medical clinic, allergy shots and immunizations, health promotion, laboratory tests, nutrition counseling, a pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology, a sports medicine clinic and a women’s clinic. Many of these services are available for free or at reduced cost, even for those without health insurance. Lafene Health Center is located at 1105 Sunset Ave. For more information, visit k-state.edu/lafene.

7. Academic Assistance Center
K-State offers free tutoring services through the Academic Assistance Center in Leasure Hall. Students who need help with math or English can attend walk-in sessions at the third floor Lafene Annex according to a daily schedule or in the evening in campus residence halls. Students may also submit a request for a tutor in a specific class or subject other than math or science, but the application process takes about a week. Leasure Hall Tutoring is located in 201 Leasure Hall on the west side of the Quad. For more information, visit k-state.edu/aac/tutoring.

8. LGBT Resource Center
Students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual or are looking to learn more about the LGBT community can find information, resources and educational assistance at the LGBT Resource Center. The Resource Center can also refer students to information about the LGBT inclusive student organizations on campus. The LGBT Resource Center is located in 207 A/B Holton Hall, which is across the street from Bluemont Hall. For more information, visit k-state.edu/lgbt.

9. Powercat Financial Counseling
All K-State students can take advantage of Powercat Financial Counseling services. Powercat Financial can help K-Staters with student loans, credit, budgeting, creating a college financial plan and transitioning from college into the workforce. Powercat Financial Counseling is located in the Office of Student Activities and Services on the first floor of the K-State Student Union off of the courtyard. For more information, visit k-state.edu/pfc.

10. Student Legal Services
K-State students can utilize Student Legal Services at no cost. Sarah Barr is the current student legal services lawyer. Barr can provide any legal information for students. The attorney can litigate issues dealing with landlords and tenants, consumer problems such as sales and service contracts, small claims court appeals or removals, misdemeanors when jail time is unlikely or uncontested divorces if neither party has children or property.

All cases are subject to a variety of issues of consideration before the case is accepted for litigation. Student Legal Services is located in the Office of Student Activities and Services on the first floor of the K-State Student Union off of the courtyard. For more information, visit k-state.edu/osas/sls.

11. Women’s Center
The K-State Women’s Center works to promote a safe and equitable work and learning environment for women and all people through advocacy, presentations, academic classes, training and referral. The K-State’s Women’s Center assists students who have survived rape, sexual assault or sexual harassment. The center also aims to prevent sexually violent crimes. The K-State Women’s Center is located in 206 Holton Hall, across the street from Bluemont Hall. For more information, visit k-state.edu/womenscenter.

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