Student Resources

Achieving a goal can often be a difficult road to travel alone. Here are some resources that can help you along the way.

Campus Offices

Academic Advising

Advising relationships are a key factor in academic success. Each academic college has an advising center. When you start as a new student, you are often assigned to the advising center when you first declare a major at orientation. If you began as an undecided, you are assigned to the New Student & Family Programs office for advising.

Accessibility Recources

Welcome to Accessibility Resources at Minnesota State University, Mankato. We coordinate accommodations for students with disabilities and serve as a resource for faculty, staff and the university community in an effort to assure equal access to learning for all.

Activities and Organizations

Student Activities, a department of the Centennial Student Union, seeks to be the center for the co-curricular experience at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

African-American Affairs

African American Affairs develops events, programs, and direct services that promote identity development by encouraging students to explore the varying levels of their pan-African ethnic and cultural identities.

American Indian Affairs

American Indian Affairs provides American Indian students of all tribal backgrounds at Minnesota State University with support services during their college careers.

Asian-American Affairs Registered Student Organizations (RSOs)

Asian American Affairs serves as a voice to promote equal access, opportunity, and cultural diversity for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center is virtually open and fully operational to serve students, alumni, and employers. Connect with us from 8-4:30 M-F by phone 507-389-6061, or Handshake. We look forward to connecting with you.

Center for Academic Success

Students can improve their academic performance when they use the services of the Center for Academic Success. Our trained staff of graduate and undergraduate tutors can guide students through the process of writing an effective paper, preparing for an important exam, or completing a challenging assignment. Along the way, students of all abilities obtain the skills needed to become more confident about succeeding in their academic endeavors. Trained tutors are available to assist students with writing, languages, math, science, and more. Come visit the Center, located in the lower level of the library, and learn how you can improve your study habits, acquire more effective academic skills, and achieve better grades.

Community Engagement Office

The Community Engagement Office (CEO) connects Minnesota State University, Mankato students with greater Mankato community agencies and organizations seeking volunteers for one-time and on-going projects.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides a range of mental health services, from individual and group counseling to referrals. Services are free, comfortable, and confidential; the Counseling Center is here to help students navigate any difficulties going on personally, socially, or in school.

Emergency Grant Program

A grant program designed to help you with unexpected college costs. Visit to learn more and find out if you are eligible.

Financial Aid Office

Most Minnesota State Mankato students depend on federal, state and/or private funding assistance to finance their college education. We are committed to providing valuable information about financial aid programs and processes to ensure each student has access to the maximum available funds. The financial services specialists at the Campus Hub are available to answer questions and connect students with additional advising assistance if needed.

Honors Program

The Honors Program at Minnesota State University, Mankato is committed to supporting motivated undergraduate students by providing them with exceptional learning opportunities, mentoring relationships, and a supportive community that fosters their personal, academic, and professional development.

Kearney Center for International Student Services

Kearney Center for International Student Services aspires to foster global citizenship across our diverse campus, community and world

KMSU Radio

KMSU is a volunteer run, listener supported, free form radio station on your FM dial. We're about community and variety, and our programming is like Minnesota weather: If you don't like what you're hearing, come back in five minutes. KMSU and its Listeners: Together We Make Great Radio!

Latinx Affairs

Latinx Affairs works to accommodate the ethnic student population and provide support to help them have a successful academic career at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

LGBT Center

Through education, programming, and activism, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Center heighten campus and community awareness of LGBTQIA concerns and strive to ensure every individual has equal opportunity to learn, work, and grow in a supportive and safe environment.

Maverick Food Pantry

The Maverick Food Pantry is a new Minnesota State University, Mankato initiative providing perishable and non-perishable food as well as toiletries for students that are in need.

Multi-Cultural Center

The Multicultural Center (MCC) serves as a focal point for cross cultural programs and activities, where students can exchange, learn, and reinforce their cultural identity and connect with students from diverse backgrounds.

Nontraditional Students Resources

Minnesota State University, Mankato is dedicated to making our campus a welcoming place for nontraditional students. If you are an undergraduate student 24 years of age or older, commute 15+ miles, married, divorced, widowed, a parent, current military or veteran, we are here to help you navigate campus resources as you move in and through your Maverick experience!

Residential Life

Residential Life is your hub for information about on-campus housing, meal plans, move-in day, roommate assignments, and Residential Life services.

Scholarships at Minnesota State Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato is fortunate to have generous individuals who donate to scholarship funds. The purpose of the scholarships program is to assist undergraduate students in meeting the cost of attendance at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Student Leadership

Wherever you are in your leadership journey, we have an opportunity for you!

Student Events Team

The Student Events Team is a student-led organization that produces fun, interactive, educational events where students make lifelong memories and celebrate their Maverick pride.

The Reporter

The student newspaper of Minnesota State University, Mankato.

TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services promotes self-advocacy and leadership. We provide academic, cultural, career-oriented, and social activities to enhance your college experience. We want to help you succeed! WE BELIEVE IN YOU!

Veterans Resource Center

The mission of the Veterans Resource Center at Minnesota State University is to provide assistance, peer support, and educational events for all students impacted by military service. Veterans, current military members, and military family members are encouraged to visit us for personalized information about both on and off campus resources available to meet their unique needs.

Violence Awareness and Response Program

The Violence Awareness and Response Program offers confidential advocacy, programming and education for victims/survivors of relationship abuse and sexual violence.

Women's Center

The Women’s Center fosters a healthy, safe, and engaging campus community. We support and lift the voices of all women, and we welcome and encourage persons of all genders to visit us.