Fort Hays State University > About FHSU > Division of Student Affairs > Diversity Affairs > Horizons
Diversity Affairs sponsors Horizons for
incoming African American, Hispanic, Asian Americans, Native Americans
and LGBTQ students.Horizons - introduces new freshmen and
first semester transfer students to our diverse community and provides
them with an opportunity to meet and interact with new and returning
students.. Starting your time at Fort Hays State University on the right
foot is paramount, and the best way to do that is by attending the
When is HORIZONS? Horizons 2014 is Sunday, August 10 - Wednesday, August 13 (Students will be on campus for all Freshmen Orientation activities.)
Who can attend HORIZONS?All
first year and first semester transfer students of Fort Hays State
University of different races, religions and genders who are African
Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics and Latin Americans, Native
Americans and LGBTQ students.
How much is the retreat?The registration is free of charge.
Do I need to bring money to the orientation? Just personal spending money
What should I bring to the orientation?
What is the difference between Horizon and other FHSU programs?Horizon
focuses on team building and community building activities to help
students make a smooth transition into FHSU life as a first-year
student, while preparing you for the academic, social, and
extracurricular experiences that you will encounter during college.
Statistics show that students who attend special orientations like
“Horizons” tend to stay enrolled at FHSU and attain higher grades.
What will I be doing on the orientation?Various
activities that help promote leadership, build confidence, enhance
awareness of others’ uniqueness, make new friends, and become a part of a
community at Fort Hays State University. There will be workshops, team
building exercises, tours, ropes course, and a visit to the Hays Aquatic
Park, and much more!
am a parent bringing my child to campus for Multicultural Student
Orientation (MSO). Will there be an event for parents before the
orientation begins? There will be a welcome reception and banquet for both parents and your student.I have more questions! What do I do?You can do one of the following: Call the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) at 785.628.4664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.