Office of Student Involvement

The Office of Student Involvement is responsible for programming and initiatives related to student activities, leadership development, and student organizations.


The mission of the Office of Student Involvement is to provide students with opportunities to better understand, lead, and successfully live within an increasingly diverse and complex world. To this end, we aim to provide a variety of engaging, fun, and reflective learning experiences through campus events, student organizations, and personal development opportunities.


We aim to accomplish this through the following goals:

  • Provide opportunities for creative expression, social interaction, and active participation.
  • Incorporate student voices into the work we do.
  • Encourage students to engage in co-curricular opportunities to enhance learning, growth, and development.
  • Use evidence based practices to guide the work we do.
  • Engage in regular evaluation and continual assessment to ensure appropriate program evolution and improvement to best meet student needs.

Fundamental Values

These are the fundamental values our professional and student staff members understand, cherish, and strive towards on a daily basis in our work with students and other members of the K community.  We aim for these values to guide the work we do, and encourage student organizations to adopt these values in their own work.

  1. Be solution(s) oriented
  2. Be good stewards of K resources
  3. Dream big and work effectively to make dreams a reality
  4. Engage in continuous improvement
  5. Assess, evaluate, & reflect
  6. Think diversely always, in all ways
  7. Always act in a professional & respectful manner
  8. Be clear, complete, articulate, & effective in all forms of communication


Brian Dietz

Brian T. Dietz, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Students, Director of Student Involvement and the Hicks Center


Jon Collier

Jon Collier

Director of Student Activities

Louise Tennant-Filkins

Louise Tennant-Filkins

Office Coordinator