On this page, you will find available presentation slides and handouts from past events, as well as advising resources of general interest. If you woulld like to suggest a resource to add to the repository, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Lawrence Public Library Social Justice Book Club
- VA Benefits Tips for Advisors (Updated Aug. 2019)
- VA Benefits Tips for Students (Updated Aug. 2019)
- Student Learning Outcomes for Advising
- Pursuing Research in Higher Education
- March 7th, 2019 - Spring Professional Development Day: Love Languages & Compassion Fatigue
- February 19th, 2019 - KUAN Quaterly Convening: KUAN & NSSE Assessment Results
- December 10th, 2018 - Fall Professional Development Day: Engagement
- Academic Achievement and Access Center – Engaging & Supporting Students with Disabilities at KU
- University Career Center – Career Center Approaches Through Case Studies: Supporting Students Through Resourceful Career Coaching
- Office of International Student Services – Speaking the Same Language: A Conversation on Cultural Nuances & Academic Practices Impacting KU International Students
- Writing Center - Research & Presentations, from Brainstorming to Proposal
- March 15th, 2018 - Spring Professional Development Day: Student Financial Case Studies
- October 16th, 2017 - Fall Professional Development Day: Financial Aid & Wellness
Below, you will find a short list of campus offices & programs each with brief descriptions that support a variety of student needs.
International Affairs at KU promotes, intergrates, and supports international and global initiatives throughout teaching, research, and service efforts. Their units include the Academic Accelerator Program (AAC), the Applied English Center (AEC), International Admissions, International Short Programs, International Support Services (ISS), and the office of Study Abroad and Global Engagement.
Director: Charles Olcese (email@example.com)
International Support Services provides opportunities to increase student involvement on campus and in the community, educate students about resources on campus and how to maintain legal status while an international student.
Assistant Vice Provost- Financial Aid & Scholarships: Angela Karlin (akarlin@ku. edu)
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (FAS) serves students, families, and the community by providing federal, state, and institutional financial aid information and resources to assist students in achieving their educational goals. FAS is committed to providing quality financial aid services to its constituents while maintaining equality and accountability in the administration of public, institutional, and private financial aid funds.
Director: Jen Brockman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center promotes social change and the elimination of gender based violence through education, inclusive programming, and campus wide collaboration.
Haskell Community Liaison: Melissa Peterson (email@example.com)
The Haskell/KU Exchange Program allows students from Haskell Indian Nations University and KU to take classes at either KU or Haskell while remaining a full-time student at their home campus.
Executive Director: David Gaston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The University Career Center (UCC) offers a wide range of quality services designed to support and challenge students at all points on the career development and implementation path. To guide students as they prepare for post-graduate career success, three separate yet interdependent functional service teams are in place—Career Education, Career Networks and Administration. View our staff organizational chart (pdf). For more information, view our 2015-2016 Annual Report.
Vice Provost for Diversity and Equity: Jennifer F. Hamer (email@example.com)
The Office of Diversity & Equity is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and policies in classrooms, residence halls, social spaces, offices, laboratories, and every other place at KU where our students, faculty members, and staff live, work, research, and learn. This website is your link to our Diversity and Equity community of care -- a resource that consists of a committed and caring team, KU partners, community services, and learning opportunities that value the link between our excellence and our rich and multifaceted cultures, backgrounds, and wonderful differences.
Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)
Director: Precious Porras (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Office of Multicultural Affairs works to support students from underrepresented populations, both academically and personally. They house multiple Academic Enrichment Programs for students, such as Hawk Link, the Multicultural Scholars Program, and the Haskell/KU Exchange Program, and offer diversity and social justice trainings for KU faculty and staff.
Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP)
The Multicultural Scholars Program is open to undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds at KU. The MSP provides individualized mentoring, academic advising, and career coaching, to academically well-prepared students. Students that are accepted into the MSP will also receive financial support for their studies at KU, as well as abroad. Currently, the MSP is open to students pursuing this list of majors. Students must apply to the program.
Jayhawk Student One Stop (Jayhawk SOS)
Director: Mauricio Gómez Montoya (email@example.com)
Jayhawk SOS, housed in the OMA, works with students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Jayhawk SOS works with students from underrepresented backgrounds to navigate the institution, and aims to challenge any barriers that students may face by collaborating with campus and community partners to ensure an inclusive and equitable environment at KU. Jayhawk SOS provides support and advocacy services on personal and academic levels.
Hawk Link, housed in the OMA, works to bridge the gap from high school to college for students of color, first-generation students, queer students, and undocumented students, by helping them navigate the first two years of their college experience. Students in the Hawk Link program are part of a living learning community to facilitate their sense of belonging at KU. The Hawk Link program provides students with support in a wide-variety of areas, for everything from academic advising and free tutoring, to experiential learning opportunities and professional seminars. Students must apply to the program.
Support Services for Undocumented Students (SSUS)
SSUS, housed in the OMA, is a committee comprised of staff (and faculty?) from a variety of offices around campus. SSUS endeavors to support undocumented students and students from mixed status families to achieve their educational goals. The committee also works to provide non-academic support services, such as, financial aid resources and legal assistance, to undocumented students in need by collaborating with campus and community partners.
Office for Diversity in Science Training (ODST)
Director: Estela Gavosto (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Office for Diversity in Science Training coordinates the management of underrepresented student programs at the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University.
The 500 Nations Bridge Program aims to facilitate the transition of students from Haskell Indian Nations University to other four year institutions, to increase the representation and persistence of American Indian students in sciences, so that they may pursue careers in biomedical research. Students must apply to the program.
Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD)
Program Coordinator: Ashley Urban (email@example.com)
The Initiative for Maximizing Student Development program provides support for students from underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedical research. Students receive financial support through paid research experiences, mentorship from a KU faculty member, and professional development opportunities and funding. Students must apply to the program.
TRIO Supportive Educational Services (TRIO SES) and TRIO STEM
Director: Gretchen Heasty (firstname.lastname@example.org)
TRIO Supportive Educational Services (SES) and STEM is coordinated through the Center for Educational Opportunity. It is a program that is free and available to first-generation students, students with a documented disability, and low-income students. TRIO SES provides academic, career, and financial advising to eligible students accepted into program. TRIO STEM provides the same support services as TRIO SES, but for those same qualifying students who are pursuing majors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, in an effort to close the gap in those fields where students of marginalized identities often fail to persist. Students must apply to the programs.
Adidas Leadership Scholars Program
Program Coordinator: Annise Richard (email@example.com)
The Adidas Leadership Scholars Program provides academic advising and success coaching, career coaching, and peer mentoring for Pell-eligible and first-generation college students. The program is intended for incoming freshman, who participate in their Summer Success Academy (SSA). The SSA allows students to live in the residence halls and begin attending classes, as well as programs and social events, the summer prior to their first Fall term at KU, to ease the transition from high school to college. Students must apply to the program.
Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity (ETC)
Director: Kathy Rose-Mockry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity provides programming, resources, and advocacy across campus to promote gender equity through a social justice lens. They regularly offer programs open to students, staff, and faculty surrounding issues such as intersectionality, feminist parenting, and trans inclusion. They also award a limited amount of annual scholarships and aide to qualifying students.
Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity (SGD)
Interim Director: Saida Bonifield (email@example.com)
The Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity (SGD) provides support services, programming, advocacy, and training for students, faculty, and staff to promote gender inclusivity and awareness at KU. The SGD’s office space provides a lounge for LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and staff that functions as a safe space. They also offer a limited amount of annual scholarships and aide to qualifying students. The SGD, in partnership with the OMA, administers the Safe Zone training that many staff and faculty go through once hired, and is the home of the Sexuality and Gender Diversity Faculty/Staff Council.
Lt. Gen. William K. Jones Military-Affiliated Student Center (MASC)
Director: April Blackmon Strange (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Lt. Gen. William K. Jones Military-Affiliated Student Center (MASC) is the University’s centralized resource for all military-affiliated students. They provide a variety of services to discharged and retired veterans, active duty military, members of the National Guard and Reserves, spouses and dependents of military and veterans and Gold Star family members. Their goal is to enable military-affiliated students succeed as they transition to the University of Kansas campus, persist to graduation and transition into their next chapter in life.
|Student Population||Useful Links|
|VA for Students||VA Benefits Tips for Advisors (Updated March 2018)|
https://kuathletics.com/sports/2013/6/26/GEN_0626130408.aspx?id=152 (pause ad blocker for this website)
|Students with Disabilities||https://accessibility.ku.edu/physical-access https://accessibility.ku.edu/community-resources|
|Undocumented Students||https://undocumented.ku.edu/campus%20support https://undocumented.ku.edu/community-resources|
|International Students||A Guide to Essential Legal Considerations for Working with International Students|
|First Generation Students||http://msp.ku.edu/|
|Students with Diverse Sexualities and Gender Identities||https://sgd.ku.edu/|
The following courses are available through mytalent.ku.edu. After logging in, click on Home (upper-left corner), Learning, and type the name of the course into the Find Learning search box. Courses marked with a $ may have course/material fees. Please note that some of the courses may be offered on an occasional basis, so if you don't see a session offered, check back later. If you do not have access to mytalent.ku.edu, please contact KU Human Resource Management at email@example.com to connect with the facilitator of the training/workshop to check if you are able to enroll for it.
- Social Justice Resource Guide - KU Libraries
- Chinese Surname Pronunciation Guide
- Videos from International Programs' 2018 Summer Staff Workshops
- Understanding Islamic Culture with Mahboob Ahmed
- Arabic 101 with Mahmoud Ali
- Discovering International Jayhawks with Somer Chalfant and Nora McAfee.
- Lawrence 101 : A list of resources provided by OMA to assist new Jayhawks in finding their way to places that offer culturally friendly foods, hair products, places of worship, restaurants, etc.
- Developing Self-Knowledge as a First Step Toward Cultural Competence | Karen L. Archambault
- Voices from the Field: Advising International Students | Yung-Hwa Anna Chow
- Multicultural Awareness Issues for Academic Advisors (2nd Edition) | Leigh Cunningham
- Advising Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Student Athletes | Donna Menke, Craig M. McGill, and Josh Fletcher
- Building Undocumented Student Support in Higher Education Through a Culturally-Responsive Lens | Leonor L. Wangensteen
- Difficult Dialogues, Privilege and Social Justice: Uses of the Privileged Identity Exploration (PIE) Model in Student Affairs Practice | Sherry K. Watt
- A Guide to Essential Legal Considerations for Working with International Students| Michael Ediger
- Community Tool Box
- Facts and Myths of Cultural Competency
- Guidelines for Inclusive Language by Linguistic Society of America