College Programs, Organizations and Projects

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Chesley Center on Aging

The Chesley Center on Aging serves as the hub for aging-related resources and research on the Minnesota State Mankato campus as well as the portal for collaborations with community agencies and institutions.

EARTH Systems Laboratory

The EARTH Systems Lab is an interdisciplinary partnership between Minnesota State faculty in Earth Science, Archeology, and Physical Geography that serves as a hub for innovative and collaborative scientific research with regional, national, and global impacts.

Kessel Peace Institute

The mission of kessel Peace Institute is to advance the understanding and existence of peace at all levels. Workshops, public lectures &cultural presentations.

Minnesota State Mankato Scholars Serving Time Program

The Minnesota State Mankato Scholars Serving Time Program provides Associate of Arts Degrees to incarcerated people in Minnesota correctional facilities.

Ag in Action

Students in underserved communities have limited exposure to agriculture, farmers, and farming and often face food insecurity. The Ag in Action event's mission is to present the tenets of nature, health, resilience, ecology, and sustainable practices.

Third Way Civics Project

Minnesota State University, Mankato is joining with the Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC) to address the civic crisis at a point of major social leverage: the undergraduate experience. We call it Third Way Civics.

Criminal Justice Career Academy

The Criminal Justice Career Academy is a small learning community of Minnesota high school students taking introductory and foundational criminal justice courses. It is a faculty-led initiative in the Department of Criminal Justice at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Center for Economic Education

The center is an affiliate of the Minnesota Council on Economic Education (MCEE) and the Council on Economic Education (CEE), formerly known as National Council on Economic Education (NCEE).

Good Thunder Reading Series

Whether you read literature or write it, Good Thunder Reading Series offers ways to engage with our visiting writers through writing workshops, craft talks, and readings.