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AT FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY,
our Kansas roots go deep, but our communityâ€”and our academic influenceâ€”spans the globe. From the heart of the Midwest, our dedicated faculty and supportive staff equip our students to reach higher and achieve more as we build a better future together. Since 1902, Fort Hays State has invested everything we have in our remarkable students, creating a culture of ongoing success and earning national recognition for our 60+ academic programs. More importantly, we have walked alongside generations of graduates, preparing them to excel throughout their lives and careers.
Whatever future you dream of, the first step happens right here.
Start your journey with us at fhsu.edu.
INFOR MAT ION
Virtual College students
15,523 TOTAL ENROLLMENT
International Partnership students
20-25 Students per class
“The instant I stepped on campus at FHSU, I fell in love. I loved the atmosphere and the academics and couldn’t wait to join and be part of the Tiger family. The academics at FHSU are outstanding. Through the classes, faculty, and staff, I have been able to gain skills to carry on into my future career. I am fully confident that when I graduate from FHSU, I’ll have a lot of the tools I need to be successful.” TYRA HAYDEN ’22
General Studies, emphasis in Leadership & Education
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FOR YOUR WITH GROUNDBREAKING PROGRAMS AND AWARD-WINNING PROFESSORS, Fort Hays State University will transform your interests into abilities, preparing you to excel wherever the future takes you. MAJORS AND MINORS COLLEGE OF ARTS, HUMANITIES, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ART AND DESIGN* ++ Art History ++ Graphic Design ++ Interior Design ++ Studio Art
GENERAL STUDIES COMMUNICATION STUDIES
++ Advertising and Public Relations ++ General Communication ++ Organizational Communication
ENGLISH* ++ Literature ++ Writing
HISTORY* CRIMINAL JUSTICE LEADERSHIP STUDIES
++ Organizational Leadership
++ Spanish ++ Courses available in Chinese, French and German
MUSIC AND THEATRE*
ECONOMICS FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING
++ Composition ++ Music Education ++ Performance ++ Theatre
++ Accounting ++ Banking ++ Finance ++ Financial Planning ++ Insurance
++ General Philosophy ++ Moral and Political Philosophy ++ Philosophy of Religion
++ Entrepreneurship ++ General Management ++ Human Resources ++ Management ++ Operations Management
POLITICAL SCIENCE ++ International Relations ++ Political Management ++ Pre-Law ++ Public Administration
++ Computer Networking ++ Cyber Security ++ Digital Media Production and Journalism ++ Health Informatics ++ Information Assurance ++ Management Information Systems ++ Web and Mobile Application Development
ROBBINS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP APPLIED BUSINESS STUDIES
++ Business Education: Corporate Communication, Training and Development, and Teacher Licensure ++ Management ++ Marketing ++ Tourism and Hospitality
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
ADVANCED EDUCATION PROGRAMS
TEACHER EDUCATION* ++ Early Childhood Unified ++ Elementary Education ++ Special Education
COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES ALLIED HEALTH
++ Medical Diagnostic Imaging ++ Radiologic Technology ++ Ultrasound
COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS
++ Speech-Language Pathology
HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE*
++ Athletic Training ++ Health Promotion and Wellness ++ Recreation Management ++ Sport and Exercise Therapy ++ Sports Management ++ Teaching/Coaching
SUCCESS SOCIAL WORK
WERTH COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND MATHEMATICS
++ Agricultural Business ++ Agronomy ++ Animal Science ++ General Agriculture ++ Pre-Veterinary Medicine
APPLIED TECHNOLOGY ++ Industrial Technology ++ Technology Education ++ Technology Leadership
++ Health Professions (Pre-Dental, Pre-Medicine, Medical Technology,Pre-PT and Pre-OT) ++ General Biology ++ Natural Resources (including Range and Wildlife Biology)
++ Computer Programming ++ Computer Science ++ Academic, Industrial
++ Environmental Geography ++ Geographic Information Systems (GIS) ++ Human or Physical Geography ++ Paleontology ++ Petroleum Geology ++ Traditional Geology
++ Physics ++ Pre-Engineering
*PROGRAM AVAILABLE FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION
I chose Fort Hays State for that close family feel and for the agriculture department. They have provided me with hands-on experience to learn the best way I know possible—out in the field with my classmates. They have also provided me with the opportunity to meet industry experts and learn from future employers to guide me on a career path that I love. Fort Hays State has world-class opportunities, feels like home, and it’s the best decision I could have made!”
WHITNEY PELZ ’21
++ Biochemistry ++ Environmental ++ Forensic Science ++ Pre-Professional (includingPre-Dental, Pre-Medical and Pre-Pharmacy)
FOR BEYOnD BEYOND THE EXPECTED LEARN WHEREVER YOU WANT AND HOWEVER YOU NEED—because at Fort Hays State University, we never put limits on what you can achieve or how you can achieve it. This is an innovative education that reaches way beyond the expected to help you go farther and get there faster. HONORS COLLEGE
GET YOUR CREDITS
Go above and beyond as a scholar and a leader. Develop your confidence and skills as you challenge yourself to reach for greatness in this progressive learning environment.
We know your educational achievements aren’t limited to our campus, which is why we work hard to give you the credit you deserve for everything you’ve experienced.
Transfer Students: Fort Hays State University accepts credits from all regionally accredited U.S. institutions, military credits evaluated by the American Council on Education and more.
Online courses provide the flexibility to achieve your dreams wherever the world may take you. At FHSU, 41% of our students enroll in an online class at some time during their academic study allowing them to balance family, internships, travel, and other opportunities while staying on track to graduate. The award-winning Virtual College delivers success with classes taught by the same world-class faculty who teach on campus.
Concurrent classes: Fort Hays State University collaborates with high schools to offer concurrent college credits for students on select academic pathways.
BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES SOMETIMES THE BEST EDUCATION HAPPENS BEYOND CAMPUS. WAY BEYOND. Our Study Abroad and Student Exchange programs offer you every opportunity to get out there and experience something new. Whether you travel for a week, a semester or a year, breaking these boundaries with FHSU will transform you for life.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM (ISEP)
FACULTY-LED PROGRAMS 2019-2020
With 100 international locations to choose from––including sites in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Southern Pacific––you will be fully immersed in a new country and culture. Semester and full-year exchanges are available and affordable!
++ Senegal (Public Health, Biology) ++ Dominican Republic (Nursing)
++ Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest
(Economics, Finance, Accounting)
++ Italy, Greece (HHP, Communications) ++ Duisburg-ESSEN Germany
NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE (NSE) PROGRAM
++ Costa Rica (Teacher Education)
Expand your education and pay the same FHSU tuition while living and learning at member colleges and universities in the United States, Virgin Islands, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
++ Germany, Czech Republic, Austria (Art) ++ Italy (Psychology, Leadership Studies, Criminal Justice)
++ Ecuador, Costa Rica (Applied Business)
L E A RN B E YO N D B O U N DA R I E S —AN D BO R D E R S —AT F HS U. E D U/S TU DYABROAD
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FOR LEARNI THAT LIVES AT FHSU, WE INVEST IN OURSELVES BY INVESTING IN EACH OTHER. Our unique and vibrant learning communities unite first-year students through common interests, creating strong, transformative networks of support. For Nick Glassman ’18, the Everybody’s Business learning community brought his accounting degree to life. “I was given the opportunity to serve as an academic leader during a community trip to St. Maarten. I thought it would be one short trip, but I ended up returning for three straight years. I worked with and learned from local businesses, guided by FHSU’s dedicated faculty. To be honest, I assumed my accounting program would be dry and intellectual, but this was anything but. My experiences on St. Maarten were
unforgettable and breathtaking. My eyes were opened to a completely new way of life and how businesses function so differently in an international environment. During those three trips, I worked with a real estate company, a car repair service, an accounting firm and two different organic farmers—and I learned so much from each business. This last trip had the greatest impact on my growth as a student and as a person. The island was hit hard by Hurricane Irma, but during my visit, I witnessed such incredible resilience. The St. Maarten residents got right back up on their feet to build their businesses and lives better than before. I am so grateful FHSU gave me the opportunity to learn in this amazing place, and I cannot wait to return someday to work with them again.”
LEARNING COMMUNITIES Get involved and find your peopleâ€”those friends who become family and share in your first-year activities, study sessions, and experiences. You will get to know your faculty mentors outside the classroom and have preferential room placement in Victor E. Village with your fellow learning community members. Learning community spots are limited and fill quickly. The priority deadline to apply is March 1, 2020.
++ 1st to Finish ++ All Rise! ++ Artful Minds ++ Athletes Today, Leaders Tomorrow ++ Career Ready Tigers ++ Citizens for Environmental Sustainability ++ Designing & Building Your Future ++ Everybodyâ€™s Business ++ Go Global! ++ Help Starts Here ++ Imaging with Tiger Pride ++ L3: Live. Learn. Lead ++ Nightingale Power ++ Opportunity through Education ++ Outdoor Adventure and Wide World of Sports ++ Tiger Traditions ++ Transfer Network ++ White Coat Professionals
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FOR YOUR GROWTH
FHSU IS FULLY INVESTED IN YOU. EVERY PART OF YOU. Our comprehensive support services are available wherever and whenever you need them, ready to lift you up and help you overcome any obstacle you face. CAREER SERVICES
Find the major that leads to your dream job. Polish your resume and brush up on your interviewing skills. Land an internship at an industry-leading company, network with alumni, or explore full-time job opportunities with Handshake—FHSU’s modern career development platform. Wherever you go next, Career Services will prepare you to achieve.
No matter how challenging the course material, our free peer tutoring will put you on the path to mastering it. From homework assistance to test preparation, we’re committed to helping you excel in every class.
ACADEMIC ADVISING Throughout your time at FHSU, your dedicated advisor is always available to meet one-on-one. We are here to discuss your educational goals, career dreams and any challenges you may face along the way.
WRITING CENTER Whether you need help finding the right words for an essay or an extra pair of eyes to catch any errors in your paper, our supportive team of student consultants will give you the confidence to strengthen your writing ability.
FHSU HAS PUT ME A STEP AHEAD OF MY PEERS. I GET TO PUT MY STUDIES INTO ACTION, TEST MY SKILLS AT A MEANINGFUL INTERNSHIP, BUILD MY NETWORK, AND PREPARE FOR MY CAREER.” M c KENZIE CUNNINGHAM ’20
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FOR YOUR WELLNESS STUDENT HEALTH CENTER
FHSU’s Student Health Center provides highquality health care and health education right here on our campus, empowering our entire community to live healthier lives.
If you need a hand—maybe someone to talk to—our exceptional team of professionals at the Kelly Center offer free personal couseling for any reason.
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FOR YOUR EDUCATION
WE KNOW IT TAKES HARD WORK AND COMMITMENT TO ACHIEVE ACADEMIC SUCCESS. But with our award-winning faculty ready to guide you through our innovative, world-ready programs, that success is closer than you’ve ever imagined.
Here, you will help create the future as you get hands on with industry-leading initiatives. You will collaborate deeply with professors and peers using the latest in-classroom technology. You will consistently put your classroom knowledge to use as you learn out in the world. Whatever program you choose, you will be learning from the best of the best. Our professors are experienced visionaries who are always focused on what’s coming next, ready to mentor you and prepare you to excel on the journey ahead.
Everyone I have met at FHSU—including my professors—have made this university feel like home. I came to FHSU for the Applied Technology program, and I truly believe it is one of the strongest programs on campus. My professors have really taken the time to get to know me. This last semester, I came to class early every day to have coffee with a few of my professors and even the head of the department. Honestly, I never thought it was possible to have such a close connection with such brilliant professors. Coming to college can be a really overwhelming idea, but at FHSU, the faculty are completely committed to helping you grow and develop into the best person you can be.”
JOSEPH RAAT ’19
JOB OR GRADUATE PLACEMENT
INFOR MAT ION
STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO
L E A R N M O R E AT F H S U. E D U/ FAC T S
HOW WE GET HANDS ON ++
Nursing students work with state-of-the-art
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equipment that simulates actual hospital visits. ++
in the Applied Technology program prepares students for industrial positions as well as
Our Herndon Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
leadership roles within the field.
is the perfect environment for Speech-Language Pathology students to receive training and administer care for patients. ++
The Department of Health and Human
The Construction Management concentration
Students looking to complete internships have a wealth of resources to help them find the perfect opportunity.
Performance (HHP) offers the latest in sports health innovations and clinical experience.
JOHN HEINRICHS SCHOLARLY AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES DAY (SACAD) Every year, hundreds of students, faculty and members of the community take part in this large research-focused event. Nearly every academic program at FHSU is represented with scholarly presentations and student-led research projects.
FOR YOUR EXPERIENCE WE KNOW SOME OF THE MOST VALUABLE LESSONS AREN’T TAUGHT THROUGH LECTURES— so we offer hands-on training whenever we can, preparing you to achieve more in your career and your life. With world-class academic programs led by passionate professors, an abundance of research opportunities and endless chances to get involved, it’s no surprise that FHSU graduates leave campus with the skills and expertise they need for real-world success.
FOR YOUR goals “I chose Fort Hays State because faculty and staff are truly invested in student success, and the opportunities to get involved on campus and in research as an undergraduate are unlike any other.”
Senior in Mathematics Topeka, KS
MacKinzie Foster has always been drawn to mathematics and inspired by the search for answers that data can provide. She’s found a home away from home in the Forsyth Library’s Maker Space, sharing her passion for data analysis with students from every degree path. No matter where she goes next, MacKinzie is prepared to discover the answers in bigdata, and she knows her FHSU Tiger family will support her.
“Fort Hays State always has something fresh and new. Innovative buildings, programs that reach out to students from every background—from HALO to firstgen programs. FHSU is always looking for what’s next to improve student life and never content to stand still.”
Senior in General Studies with an emphasis in Civic Entrepreneurship Wichita, KS
As a Tiger Team Leader, Eiran gets to share his love for FHSU and welcome new students to campus. He inspires others to seize the many opportunities he has enjoyed, such as internships, networking, studying abroad, and getting involved in the 300+ different student organizations on campus.
“When I first visited FHSU, it felt like home. I have that kind of support from not only my friends but faculty and staff. My education teachers are very open, and they are here for you. I know I can talk to them anytime about anything and if I ever need help, their door will be open.”
Sophomore in Elementary Education Grand Island, NE
Sydney Simmons has dreamed of being a teacher since she was a child. She started on the path to fulfilling that dream by attending FHSU, and she’s found her home away from home in Hays. Sydney joined a learning community her freshman year and became involved in the First 40 Days at the Fort. Today you can find her active in intramurals, enjoying the Hays life at $4 movies, and continuing to work toward that dream of having a classroom of her own. 15
“The Honors College has allowed me to go beyond what’s taught in classes to try new things, test myself, and learn even more. It’s also a great way to connect with other students and get involved in all Fort Hays State has to offer.”
Junior in Accounting with a minor in Criminal Justice Hays, KS
Conrad Vajnar grew up in Hays, and he chose FHSU for the affordability, outstanding academic programs, strong alumni network, and one-of-a-kind community. He’s the first to tell you that the best way to success is to get involved—live in the sweet residence halls, join a learning community, play intramurals, find your place in a club like the Criminal Justice Club, and meet the great people of FHSU. Those experiences and connections you make will pave the way for success in college and beyond.
“The new Art & Design Building is stunning! It was built for collaboration, and it is full of life all through the day and night. I can already see our space lit up at night, with coffee, music on, and our studio family collaborating to make art.”
Senior in Studio Art with an emphasis in Ceramics Broomfield, CO
Haley Gottschalk knew FHSU had a stellar art program, a supportive community, and affordable tuition. She was blown away though by the vibrant community arts scene, opportunities for networking and travel, and the new state-of-the-art home to the art department. The once self-proclaimed introvert has found the confidence to reach outside her comfort zone to share her artwork, to make friends that become family, and to find her niche in the Hays arts community.
“I was on the fence about FHSU, but I wish I would have come here first. Fort Hays State is big enough to offer all the opportunities a college should and cozy enough that the people truly care about knowing you and helping you succeed.”
Sophomore in Psychology St. Francis, KS
In the future, Hanna Bracelin will make a difference in the lives of others as a family and addiction counselor. Today, she’s serving her peers in the Center for Student Health and having her best-life college experience. She transferred to FHSU and found the home away from home she was looking for in a college along with opportunities for intramurals, diverse student organizations, exciting student activities, and a community that invests in each other. 16
TUITION COSTS 2019-20 Tuition and Fees Books and Supplies Room and Board Total Cost Per Year Cost Per Credit Hour
CONTIGUOUS STATE RESIDENT & MSEP
$5,274.00 $606.00 $8,210.00 $14,090.00 $175.80
$7,272.90 $606.00 $8,210.00 $16,088.90 $242.43
$15,432.90 $606.00 $8,210.00 $24,248.90 $511.43
TUITION AND COSTS COMPARISON 2019-20 FULL YEAR
Fort Hays State University Emporia State University Wichita State University Kansas State University
University of Kansas
$5,274.00 $6,797.68 $8,299.46 $10,581.00 $11,165.90 $7,272.90
Fort FortHays HaysState StateUniversity UniverColorado Mesa University University of Northern Colorado
Colorado State University - Colorado Springs Colorado State University
$12,126.00 $12,806.80 $13,031.90 $14,721.62
$7,272.90 $7,700.00 $7,980.00 $9,522.00
Fort Hays State University University of Nebraska - Kearney University of Nebraska - Omaha University of Nebraska - Lincoln
FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN ACT/SAT SCHOLARSHIPS PRESIDENTIAL AWARD OF DISTINCTION
HAYS CITY SCHOLAR AWARD
UNIVERSITY SCHOLAR AWARD
TRADITIONS SCHOLAR AWARD
29 ACT Composite/1350 SAT or above
26-28 ACT Composite/1240-1340 SAT
23-25 ACT Composite/1130-1230 SAT
21-22 ACT Composite/1060-1120 SAT
Apply for additional Fort Hays State University scholarships at fhsu.edu/finaid/scholarships. Priority deadline is November 15, 2019 and final deadline is February 15, 2020. *All first-time, full-time, on-campus Freshman ACT/SAT Scholarships are renewable for three additional years if at
least a 3.3 FHSU cumulative GPA is maintained. FHSU must receive your test scores by June 1, 2020 to be eligible.
ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY AWARD
SPECIAL OUT-OF-STATE SCHOLARSHIP
First-time, full-time freshmen on campus may be eligible for an Academic Opportunity Award in their major. Awards range from $500-$900.
Freshman and transfer students residing in Arizona, Texas, Iowa or Wyoming can apply for a scholarship worth $7,700 per year. Students meeting eligibility criteria could receive up to $30,800.
ACCESS TO ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY GRANT Students who meet eligibility criteria can apply for an annual renewable scholarship ranging from $2,000 to $4,000.
TRANSFER AWARDS New, incoming, on-campus transfer students with at least 30 credit hours of classes can apply for a transfer scholarship. These annual awards range from $1,000 to $1,500. Phi-Theta Kappa AllAcademic Team Scholars may qualify for a $2,250 renewable scholarship.
FHSU RESIDENCE HALLS F H S U
Experience our newly-constructed residence halls for yourself and find your home away from home in state of the art living community.
VICTOR E. VILLAGE
AGNEW & HEATHER HALLS
DANE G. HANSEN SCHOLARSHIP HALL
Co-ed wing and floor, private pod restrooms and showers, on-campus dining.
Apartment-style with two-bedroom and four-bedroom options.
Suite-style with three-bedroom and four-bedroom options.
Co-ed, learning communities, private pod restrooms and showers, on-campus dining.
Greek organizations and transfer network with one-bedroomand two-bedroom options.
Private rooms, for students interested in entrepreneurship (application required).
Apartment-style for married couples, families or upperclassmen with one-bedroom and two-bedroom options.
ON-CAMPUS PERKS ++ Cable, WiFi and Residential Life Movie Channel, which features a selection of movies on rotation every month.
+ + Customizable meal plans and dining dollars for snacks (and the occasional late-night takeout order).
++ Shared community spaces perfect for studying and collaboration.
++ Variety of on-campus dining options: McMindes Cafe, 2Mato, Starbucks, The Market, Mondo Subs, Pizza Hut Express, Tiger Market, and Sono Latin Cuisine.
++ Free laundry facilities and Laundry Alert system so you know the minute your clothes are ready.
++ Permit-based parking zones available across campus, that are $13 for on-campus residents.
I don’t think I would be where I am today without all of the available resources on campus, not only academically but health and mental wellbeing also—resources like the Kelly Center, student health and the library. In my major, faculty inspired and encouraged me. It is great to have people who share a common interest and to have all those resources available right here in Hays.”
HECTOR HERNANDEZ ’20
YOU’LL BE STUDYING A LOT AT FHSU—THAT’S A GIVEN. BUT WHAT WILL YOU DO THE REST OF THE TIME? In our residence halls, you’ll probably make some legendary microwave quesadillas—and you’ll definitely make time-defying friendships. Life on campus is full here, because every moment here is full of life.
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FOR CONNECTIONS THAT GROW Weâ€™re proud to offer 120+ student organizations that promote your growth wherever you care about it most, from the Creative Arts Society to HALO (and just about everything in between).
TEECA - Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association
Innovation and determination bring big dreams to life when the members of TEECA train together and prepare to dominate the competition at the National VEX Robotics Championships.
++ Alpha Kappa Psi
++ Coders and Programmers United
++ American Institute of
++ Circle K International
++ American Democracy Project Graphic Arts
++ Black Student Union
++ Defensive Tactics Club
++ Criminal Justice Club
++ Creative Arts Society
++ Fort Hays State Association of Nursing Students
++ Gay Straight Alliance
++ Rodeo Club
++ Petroleum Geoscience Club
++ MDI Club
++ Shotgun Team
++ Student Government Association
++ Tigers 4 Ever
++ Women in STEM
++ International Student Union ++ Pre-Dental Club ++ Sigma Alpha
++ Spanish Club
++ TigerLAN E-Sports ++ Us 4 U
FOR A LEGACY THAT LASTS BY GETTING INVOLVED AT FHSU, YOU AREN’T JUST INVESTING IN YOURSELF. You are creating a legacy that will last for years to come. Whatever you are passionate about, this is your opportunity to use your skills to make a difference for others on our campus and in our community.
When starting college, I was timid and struggled to communicate my thoughts with others, but through getting involved with student organizations (especially FHSU Barn Hoppers), I have learned how to communicate with a large group of people. I have also gained various leadership skills through becoming the president of Barn Hoppers and through getting involved with Tiger Team and HCI. Not only have I learned leadership and communication skills, but I have also had the opportunity to network and meet so many incredible people who I now consider some of my closest friends.”
MARIELA ESTRADA ’20
Elementary Education & Spanish
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JOIN SPRING BREAK SERVICE TRIPS, INVEST TIME IN SERVICE-FOCUSED STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS OR TAKE COURSES WITH SERVICE-LEARNING COMPONENTS. O ur dedication to community reaches all of our neighborsâ€”from our fellow Tigers to the world. ROLL OUT THE RAIN BARREL Through the agriculture department, Tigers have distributed over 5,200 rain barrels in the last 10 years.
ALL TIGERS ON DECK Here are just a few of the ways you can make a difference at FHSU and in our community.
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Premedical Club American Red Cross Club Catholic Disciples Circle K International Stripes for Hope Tigers In Service United Methodist Student Organization
JOINING A SORORITY OR A FRATERNITY IS A COMMITMENT TO HARD WORK, TO CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS, TO COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, AND TO PERSONAL GROWTH. Greek life at FHSU is vibrant and active because we are dedicated to shaping leaders, building diligence and cultivating belonging. FRATERNITIES
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Alpha Gamma Rho ΑΓΡ Sigma Chi ΣΧ Sigma Alpha Epsilon ΣΑΕ Sigma Phi Epsilon ΣΦΕ Phi Delta Theta ΦΔΘ
Alpha Gamma Delta ΑΓΔ Alpha Sigma Alpha ΑΣΑ Delta Zeta ΔΖ Sigma Sigma Sigma ΣΣΣ
2018–2019 BY THE NUMBERS
$19,000+ philanthropic donations
hours of community service
SERVING THE COMMUNITY Here are just a few examples of how our fraternities and sororities make a difference in our community:
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The Big Event Jana’s Campaign Meals on Wheels Lending Learning Library Big Brothers Big Sisters
Adopt a Highway On-Campus Food Pantry Community Trash Collection Campus Garden Giving Week
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FOR COMPETITION WITH EIGHT NCAA DIVISION II SPORTS FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN, FHSU Tigers proudly pursue greatness on the court, on the field, and on the track. Whether you are competing as an athlete or cheering from the stands, you are welcomed as a lifelong member of our dedicated, passionate Tiger family.
CADEN FRANK SOCCER
++ MIAA Academic Honor Roll ++ NCAA Division II National Semifinals Team ++ MIAA Tournament Champion Team “I chose FHSU because I knew I would make lifelong connections in the Honors College and on the soccer team quickly. I would have a support system to push me to succeed in the classroom and on the field. I also found a major in leadership that will prepare me for a career in difference making at a non-profit organization.” About the team: The men’s soccer team has now made seven consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament in the program’s eight-year existence. That’s the second-longest active streak in the nation! The Tigers are hoping to make it a backto-back-to-back MIAA championship this year. You can catch the soccer team in action under the lights at the state of the art FHSU Soccer Stadium! #RoarTigers
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Cross Country Football Golf
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Track and Field Wrestling
AND GREATNESS TATYANA LEGETTE BASKETBALL
++ MIAA Player of the Year ++ All-American Honors ++ Distinguished Tiger Leader “We had a historic season winning the MIAA Tournament Championship, and hosting the NCAA Central Regional Final—the best finish in the program’s NCAA Division II history. Because of basketball, I was able to meet so many other people. I love the environment here at FHSU and making friends that turned into family. We are all in this together and working to be the best we can be.” About the team: The FHSU women’s basketball team ranked fifth in the NCAA Division II poll last year and ranked second in attendance for the 5th consecutive season. Last year, an average of 2,518 Tiger fans filled Gross Memorial Coliseum each night—at total of 47,848 fans over 19 home games. Get your gold on and help the Tigers #DefendtheFort!
WOMEN’S ATHLETICS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++
Cross Country Golf
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Track and Field Volleyball
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FOR FUN FROM MUDFEST TO BUBBLE SOCCER TO PICKLE BALL, FHSU OFFERS MORE THAN 300 INTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES— so whatever you’re passionate about, however you want to compete, you’ll find your place to jump in and stand out.
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Basketball Belly Flop Contest Bowling Chili Cook-Off Darts Dodgeball E-Sports Tournaments Fantasy Football Flag Football
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Frisbee Golf Giant Jenga Lawn Game Olympics Lego Building Racquetball Softball Volleyball Water Trotter Water Polo
FHSU will encourage you and challenge you to grow your abilities, create exceptional art, and perform with pride. Take the stage and thrive in the spotlight. March onto the field and inspire the crowd. Use your voice to transport and transform the audience. Whatever your gifts, we are ready to bring them to life.
PERFORMING ARTS OPPORTUNITIES INSTRUMENTAL
++ Hays Symphony
++ Musical ++ Opera
++ Jazz Combo ++ Pep Band ++ Symphonic Winds ++ Tiger Marching Band
OTHER ACTIVITIES ++ Color Guard ++ Tiger Debs dance team
++ Wind Ensemble
VOCAL ++ Concert Choir ++ Fort Hays Singers ++ Womenâ€™s Chorale
Coming to college can feel like a big transition, but we’ll make sure you don’t make that
transition alone. Our powerful orientation program is F H S U
designed to surround you with mentors and peers, creating meaningful connections,
building friendships, and
helping you find your place.
FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE TIGER STRIPES PRE-ENROLLMENT
the entire process by FHSU
Before your first day, you can select your courses and get an in-depth look at all the resources we offer to equip you for success.
you with their own experiences
And you’ll be guided through student leaders who will inspire and well-earned wisdom.
Through it all, during your first 40 days, you will be fully welcomed into the
Tiger family as you plug in to
FHSU’s innovative education, supportive community, and vibrant campus.
For four days in the fall, you’ll learn everything you need to know about FHSU traditions, participate in social events, and connect with your academic department.
40 DAYS AT THE FORT Your official six-week welcome to campus is filled with fun events and educational programs that will plug you in to everything happening on campus.
UNIV 101 This course will teach you the basic skills you need to thrive as you transition into college life.
At FHSU, they take the time to connect with you one-on-one. Faculty put their students first. You can give them a call at 9 p.m. when you need a shoulder to lean on, and they listen because they are the people you can talk to about anything. Those are your family away from home, and they push you to be the best student you can be. Hugo in Admissions welcomes everyone with a smile, and you know that you’re home. You’re in the right place.”
DENICE LASTRA-BLANCO ’20 Organizational Leadership
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FHSU AND HAYS, KANSAS ARE A PERFECT MATCH. This city we call home is big enough to offer everything a college town should, and small enough to put all that opportunity right at your feet. Incredible food, great music, energized festivals, and welcoming events— Hays has it all. There are a thousand reasons we’re proud of our city, and we can’t wait to show you all of them. FOR COLLABORATION
FOR THE THRILL OF IT
You can make a difference in the world right hereright now. Put your education and compassion to work with the Collaborative Arts Project, Tiger Pals, or one of the many opportunities to partner with our community for the greater good of all. Land an internship with a small business or the local branch of a national corporation. Learning and life-changing experiences are limitless when local organizations, businesses, and our Tiger community work together.
Rally your friends and clear your schedule because there’s always something happening here. Experience the local arts at a downtown Chestnut Street District art walk. Celebrate FHSU—and this area’s German heritage—every fall during Oktoberfest and Homecoming. March 2 Main with Victor E. Tiger and join the Center for Student Involvement and Hays community to celebrate Jammin’ into Summer and the annual FHSU NIRA Rodeo. There’s something for everyone and a tightknit community to support you inside and outside the classroom.
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for taking the next step HERE IS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO BECOME THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE TIGER FAMILY. Along the way, we’re always available to answer your questions and make this journey to F HSU as simple as possible. We can’t wait to welcome you in.
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APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID
In addition to scholarships, you may qualify for need-based financial aid. Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before the December 1, 2019 priority deadline.
The best way to discover if FHSU is the right place for you: come see for yourself. Not only will you experience our campus firsthand, you’ll have a chance to meet one on one with your future professors, hang out with current students, and have all your biggest questions answered by the experts.
Fill out your FAFSA at fhsu.edu/finaid.
APPLY FOR HOUSING
Schedule your personalized visit at fhsu.edu/visit.
After you are accepted, you can apply to live in one of our on-campus residence halls. See what life on campus looks like at fhsu.edu/reslife.
TAKE ACT/SAT Every incoming freshman is required to take either the ACT or SAT. Bonus: if you score a 21 ACT/1060 SAT or above, you automatically qualify for FHSU scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,500.
ATTEND A STUDENT RECOGNITION PROGRAM Student Recognition Programs (SRPs) are great opportunities for students to be honored and to meet with FHSU faculty and staff as well as other prospective students.
APPLY FOR ADMISSION
Sign up in late fall for an SRP at fhsu.edu/admissions/upcoming-events.
Our recommendation? Apply early. After you’re accepted, you can apply for housing, scholarships and financial aid—and then you can spend the whole year celebrating.
ENROLL IN CLASSES
Apply today at fhsu.edu/apply.
Get started on your FHSU academic journey by signing up for one of our Tiger Stripes Pre-Enrollment Days. You’ll set your first semester’s courses and get valuable first-year student information.
APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS FHSU offers many scholarships to help cover the cost of tuition, and it is easy and free to apply online. Just remember: the priority deadline is November 15, 2019, and the final deadline is February 15, 2020.
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Your scholarships await at fhsu.edu/finaid/scholarships.
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