Letter from the student body president and vice president, Sept. 18

Courtesy photo Student Governing Association

Hello again, Wildcats!

With classes in full swing and the Cats 2-1 in football, the fall semester is off to a great start!

Kansas State is preparing to open its first centralized food pantry, Cats’ Cupboard, and there are opportunities for you to get involved.

The Cats’ Cupboard is looking to fill two positions: a front desk receptionist and a communications and marketing associate. If you are interested, please contact Erin Bishop at erbish@ksu.edu for more information.

Recently, President Donald Trump announced his intentions to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and last week there were “alt-right” posters found on campus with hate speech written on them. Vice president Baalman and I released statements discussing our disappointment with this decision and how we as a student body must stand against hateful speech like what was found in the posters.

This university is a place where everybody should be treated like family, and it is important for students at K-State to know that student leaders stand with them and support them. Students with concerns should contact the International Student and Scholar Services at 785-532-6448 and isss@ksu.edu or the Office of Student Life at 785-532-6432 and stulife@ksu.edu.

Please help continue the conversation from the Stand in Solidarity Rally by going to the Cats for Inclusion meeting on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Leadership Studies Building.

We are headed to the Big XII conference to work with other schools on various initiatives. Check back on Oct. 9 for updates!

As always, feel free to contact us at jmayres@ksu.edu or oliviab2@ksu.edu. We would love to hear from you!

Follow us on Twitter @KStateSBP_SBVP or like our Facebook page “K-State Student Body President and Vice President” to stay up to date.

Go Cats!

Jack Ayres and Olivia Baalman
Student Body President and Vice President