The university creates the proper conditions for the student participation in different types of leisure and extra-curricular activities.

Students are actively involved in research work. They participate in problem groups and academic circles. Student research results are highlighted in contest scientific reports, scientific publications and presentations at international, national, regional and university conferences. Subject olympiads are annually held and their university winners take part in the national tours and usually marked with awards. Students of different faculties are the members of various scientific expeditions, such as archaeological, ethnographic, region, folklore, dialectological, open air and field tours.

There is a Student Club within the university, which aims to cultivate aesthetic culture, develops artistic taste and organizes leisure and creative activities for students. This Student Club supports young talents, giving them the opportunity to realize their creative potential. There are various amateur groups such as vocal, instrumental, dance, theater, pop miniatures bands and humour contest clubs. The university staff and joint student councils carry out various cultural events such as literary and musical evenings, exhibitions, flash mobs, quests, festivals etc.

Plenty of excursions to famous national attractions and memorable places of Ukrainian historical and cultural heritage are often organized. Moreover creative meetings with the national science and culture celebrities and outstanding public representatives are held.

Students are involved in active physical training activities and sports. Annual University wide Olympics, Freshman Olympics, sports competitions between student dormitories, competitions on the Day of Physical Culture and Sports, Health Day are usually held. Students improve their sport skills in football, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, boxing, arm-wrestling, aerobics and other sports. Joint university teams take part in local, regional and national sport competitions. There are two actively working clubs such as sport and tourist club “Stalker” and chess club “Elite”.

Students of KSPU perform volunteer work in orphan asylums, orphanages, rehabilitation centers. They actively participate in various charity, environment events as well as city social life. This work is carried out through the student government.