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Kansas State works hard to provide rich educational development and experience. Having strong educational support will enhance the overall probability of academic success and graduation among our student athletes. Through the Academic Learning Center and our Academic Staff we provide our athletes with academic support through:

  • Academic Learning Centers
  • Tutorial Services
  • Learning Specialists
  • Academic Advising/Counseling
  • Second Wind Program

Hale Library-Academic Learning Center
This on-campus facility provides a convenient study location for our student athletes to utilize in between classes. The Academic Learning Center at Hale Library is where all daytime tutorial sessions are facilitated. There are supervised study sessions, as well as, an open English lab. In addition to daytime sessions, this location also facilitates nighttime tutoring opportunities. During the evening hours, there is a computer lab opened to all student athletes, allowing for any necessary printing as well as the completion of online course work. Tutors are available for walk-in sessions.

  • Day Time Study Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Night Time Study Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Vanier Academic Learning Center
Located off-campus, the Vanier Academic Learning Center is open to all student athletes. The ALC offers a full-service computer lab and free printing, along with quiet rooms to accommodate group and individual study. All study rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi. There are no structured tutorial sessions at this location during the day.

  • Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tutorial Services
Through the Academic Learning Center, a large staff of tutors and learning assistants is provided to meet the educational needs of our student athletes.

Learning Specialist
As part of our tutorial program, there is a Learning Specialist on staff who works with student athletes who have documented learning disabilities or are designated as ‘at-risk’ based on eligibility concerns. In working with the student athletes, the Learning Specialist helps develop and improve various skill sets in order to have them become a well-rounded student. Some of these skills include:

    • Note-taking skills
    • How to effectively use a textbook
    • Test-taking strategies
    • Time management
    • Organizational skills

      The Learning Specialist serves as a liaison to the on-campus staff in Disability Support Services in Holton Hall. Disability Support Services provides a number of services to students with disabilities in an effort to create equal access to education. For more information contact Jana Buehler, Learning Specialist, at jjb3388@ksu.edu.

Academic Advising/Counseling

The Student Services Program is staffed by six full-time academic counselors, including a Life Skills Director, Coordinator for Specialized Learning Services, six graduate assistants, and approximately 75 academic tutors and learning assistants.
View Staff Information

Second Wind Program
Under the Second Wind Program, former student athletes are contacted and encouraged to complete their degree by either returning to Kansas State or attending a college or university close to their residence.
Second Wind Information