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College of Human Ecology

Centers, Institutes and Outreach

Working with children and familiesSince our beginnings as a land-grant institution, Kansas State University and the College of Human Ecology has dedicated itself to improving lives for individuals, families and communities. Through our centers, institutes and outreach programs, we work directly with clients and colleagues in ways that improve people's lives while enhancing learning and research. These facilities and programs provide faculty, staff and students with opportunities to apply classroom learning and venues for research. Programming through the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, as well as programs developed through grant and privately funded programs, allow us to disseminate information to those who need it most.

Center of Excellence for
Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs

The Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs was established to provide science-based solutions to problems impacting food safety in child nutrition programs across the United States. The center resides within the College of Human Ecology under the administration of the Department of Hospitality Management (HM).

Hoeflin Stone House Early Childhood Education Center

Hoeflin Stone House Early Childhood Education Center and the C.Q. and Georgia Chandler Institute for Child and Family Studies serves as the clinical training site for students enrolled in the state approved and nationally accredited preservice teacher education program in early childhood education.

Institute for Academic Alliances

The Institute for Academic Alliances (IAA) is a leader in higher education collaborative distance learning initiatives.

Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families

The Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families addresses the health and resiliency of national and international military personnel, veterans and their families after the battle.

Institute of Personal Financial Planning

The Institute of Personal Financial Planning (IPFP) offers undergraduate, graduate and graduate certificate programs that are registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.

K-State Center on Aging

Kansas State University's Center on Aging coordinates and develops educational and training programs in aging, stimulates aging research, coordinates outreach activities, and serves as a referral center for information on aging resources in Kansas.

K-State Family Center

The K-State Family Center provides individual, couple, family and group therapy for people living in the Manhattan area.

K-State Historic Costume and Textile Museum

The K-State Historic Costume and Textile Museum is composed of clothing and textile artifacts; dolls; accessories; implements and tools associated with the creation of clothing and/or textiles; and a variety of paper artifacts such as patterns, period magazines and photographs.

K-State Research and Extension

K-State Research and Extension provides "Knowledge for Life" on a wide variety of topics, some of which include family and consumer sciences, family studies and human services, and human nutrition (including the SNAP-Ed program). KSRE strives to improve the quality of life and standard of living for all Kansans.

K-State Speech and Hearing Center

The K-State Speech and Hearing Center provides high quality, comprehensive services to individuals with communication impairments.

Powercat Financial

Powercat Financial provides free information and education to K-State students who are seeking help with financial issues such as budgeting, credit use, saving, identity theft, investing, managing debt and expenses during and after college.

Sensory Analysis Center

The Sensory Analysis Center is an internationally recognized consulting, educational and research center in the field of sensory analysis.