Come join Wichita State’s Ambassadors for Diversity and Inclusion at a fundraising event 4-8 p.m. Sept. 12 at Chipotle (29th and Rock).

Ambassadors for Diversity and Inclusion are change agents at WSU dedicated to serving and representing the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Ambassadors assist in developing diversity program initiatives, as well as being liaisons to various university committees and student organizations.

Participants can support by ordering online for pickup using the code ETTZYVK. They can use the flyer for the event.

Take your first day of class photos with fun props! Join the office of first year programs in student success at the RSC first floor from 11am to 1pm.

First-Year Programs in Student Success is hosting a first day of fall classes photo booth from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Aug. 22, at the Rhatigan Student Center in front of the Cadman Gallery on the first floor. The booth will include a variety of props to take a photo with. Show off your Shocker Pride and post on social media with tag @newshocks.

ignitor logo on image with person standing on top of barn holding sparking flare. Ignite Ideas. Spark Startups.

The first session of an eight-week ignitor course will take place 5:45-7:15 p.m. Sept. 19 on the second floor at Devlin Hall. Ignitor is an accelerator program focusing on the ideation pre-seed phase. It provides structured support for innovators and entrepreneurs. This course is free and open to the entire campus community.

During the program, participants will learn how to improve an idea, conduct customer discovery, build a minimum viable product, gain valuable user feedback, develop a business strategy and how to pitch to customers and investors.

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Welcome home, Shockers! The next month will be full of events to help immerse you in the college experience at Wichita State.

The 2022 Welcomefest, hosted by various student groups and campus departments, will take place during the next four weeks and feature dozens of activities. Most events are free and provide you a chance to socialize, learn about the campus and find ways to connect with the community.

Visit the official WSU Welcomefest website for a full schedule of events. For more information, contact

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Are you interested in entrepreneurship? The next “Life of an Entrepreneur” startup series will take place 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 on the second floor at Devlin Hall. The series is free to attend and offers participants a place to hear from speakers on special topics relating to entrepreneurship and ask any questions you may be curious about. Topics include the following:

  • Uncertainty
  • Focus
  • Work/life balance
  • Avoiding burnout
  • Dealing with setbacks

Registration is required to attend.

Clash of the Colleges Virtual Games. August 18-August 25. Clash will have additional Virtual Games for students to collect points for your college! Events include an E-gaming tournament, a talent showcase, campus scavenger hunts, virtual escape rooms, and so much more! Help your college earn points in these games from the comforts of your own home! Sign up and submit your virtual activities online! Visit for information.

Clash of the Colleges Virtual Games, a part the annual Clash of Colleges on-campus event, are already under way and students can still participate. Contests include minute-to-win-it home games, talent showcase, scavenger hunts and virtual escape rooms. Students can participate in these games and earn points for their college until Aug. 25 from the comfort of their home.

For the virtual games, students will receive virtual points for their college, in addition to points won at the in-person event. The final winner will be announced on the day of Clash of the Colleges, Aug. 26.

In addition to virtual games, WSU Esports is also collaborating with the Office of First-Year Programs to host a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event. To participate, students can sign up at the Clash of the Colleges: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate website. Students can also win points at this event for their college for Clash of the Colleges. The deadline to register is noon today.

Illustration featuring urine receptacle and slice of pizza and text Pee for Pizza is an annual event to help students/staff on-campus get tested for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia.

The first Pee for Pizza of the fall 2022 semester will take place noon-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 7 at the Student Wellness Center. Get tested for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia by submitting a urine specimen and you will get free pizza.

Reservations are required and no walk-ins will be accepted. Participants must not use the restroom at least one hour prior to testing. Contact 316-978-4792 to reserve your spot. Other testing is available upon request.

Pee for Pizza is cosponsored by Student Health Services, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Positive Directions, Inc. and Shocker Sports Grill & Lanes

For more information, contact Student Health Services at 316-978-4792.

Shocker Tennis teams will host a free tennis clinic for faculty, staff and campus innovation partners beginning at 6 p.m. tonight, August 23 at the Sheldon Coleman Tennis Complex. The event is open to all ages and abilities and will be followed by dinner, drinks and an auction for the team’s fall 2022 fundraising league.

For more information about the clinic and the fall 2022 league visit the Shocker Tennis teams website. For more information, contact Colin Foster at

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Student Engagement, Advocacy & Leadership (SEAL) will host an Involvement Fair and Community Fair 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the north patio of the Rhatigan Student Center. The fair offers students a chance to visit with recognized student organizations, campus resources and community partners and is a great way to engage with others on campus and find opportunities that interest you.

Students who attend can get a free SEAL T-shirt and enter in to win prizes such as an Apple Watch and a Nespresso.

Animated Image of students and text Diversity Week Unity in Community, October 31-Nov. 4, 2022

Registration is now open for Diversity Week Oct. 31-Nov. 4. The theme of Diversity Week 2022 will be celebrating unity in community with daily focuses on cultural, religious, identity and ability diversity.

Diversity Week was invented in 2021 by the 64th session of Student Government Association (SGA) as an opportunity for WSU students to be exposed to the beauty of diversity.

For more information, contact Marcha Glenn, SGA Director of Legislative and Community Outreach, at 316-978-3480 or