KU Resources

Offers many services and programs to assist students in their academic success and to enhance their collegiate experience at KU.

Alternative Breaks provides students with hands-on service learning and volunteer opportunities by taking volunteer trips in the community and across the country. Week-long trips take place over winter, spring, and summer breaks and allow students to research topics such as identities & privilege, active citizenship, ethical volunteering, and other facets of volunteerism.

“The Arts Engagement Certification provides undergraduate students with a broad introduction to the arts through coursework, hands-on experience, art event attendance, and reflection.” Completion of the Arts Engagement Certificate will be present on the student’s transcript.

“The Bert Nash Center is a non-profit outpatient mental health service that provides emergency services 24-hours a day, 7 days a week to people of all ages in Douglas County.”

The Bookstore provides a variety of services for students and faculty members.

The Business Career Center holds career fairs and provides networking connections for students. It helps employers find qualified students from KU to hire with job postings and internships. Students can upload their resumes and schedule interviews with recruiters, as well as attend workshop events.

The Campus Cupboard is located on the fourth floor of the Kansas Union. Check their website for current hours of operation. All KU students, staff, and faculty are welcome!

Computer labs located on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses provide access to computers, software and systems.

Personal Counseling Services can help students with issues related to adjusting to college and other psychological, interpersonal, and family problems. Individual and group sessions are available.” The “Resources” tab on their website includes a list of self-help materials.

“The Center for Community Outreach works to encourage active volunteerism in both our local and global communities. We engage students through meaningful opportunities to serve, respond to community needs, organize semi-annual days of service, develop volunteer management skills, and support community initiatives and non-profits through service opportunities. Through volunteer training, speakers, workshops, and our volunteer resource library, we hope to raise awareness of issues within our community.”

“The KU Center for Entrepreneurship, housed at the School of Business, was established in order to develop an entrepreneurial mindset among all KU students and faculty. Specifically, developing the knowledge and clinical capabilities necessary to create and grow products and services that add social and economic value to society.”

“The Center oversees the service-learning efforts at KU, including class designations, student certificates, and service-learning partnership support.” The Center’s resources include workshops, seminars, service-fairs, and public lectures. Completion of the Service-Learning Certificate will be present on the student’s transcript.

“The Center for Sustainability promotes a culture of sustainability at the University of Kansas, empowering students, faculty, and staff to make decisions that help protect natural ecosystems, create economic prosperity and treat all people with equality and respect. Through campus and community partnerships, we strive to integrate sustainability into education, research, campus operations and campus life.”

“The Center for Undergraduate Research seeks to transform undergraduate education through research. We do this by working with instructors and mentors to develop and promote curricula and models for mentoring; engaging and advising students in their development as researchers; and by providing campus-wide programs that celebrate undergraduate research at KU.”

The University of Kansas continues to develop plans to reopen campus for the fall semester. Our goal is to welcome back as many students as we can while continuing to prioritize the health of our community. To do this, we must continue preparing a dynamic and flexible educational experience that accounts for the realities of life during and after a pandemic. This means rethinking everything from how we design classes, to how we deliver housing and dining services, to how we accommodate extracurricular activities and events.

The Student Access Center assists students with disabilities by facilitating accommodations that remove barriers to their academic success.

The University of Kansas provides students, faculty and staff with email accounts. A KU email account is automatically created when you set up a new KU Online ID.

“The KU Engineering Career Center's mission is to provide information, resources and opportunities to engineering and computing students so they may confidently pursue their desired career goals. This includes connecting students to potential employers and graduate / professional school programs.”

"You’ve probably asked yourself if you can afford KU, and your answer likely incorporated your goals, your timeline, your debt tolerance, and other personal considerations. But, mostly likely, you’ve said yes — a college degree is a top priority. The next question, and the one that we can help with: How can you afford KU? That answer involves lots of variables that you’ll decide."

The Greek-Life community is committed to four pillars: leadership, service, scholarship, and fellowship (brotherhood/sisterhood). Students in fraternities and sororities are encouraged to take leadership roles in or out of their Greek Life and are required to participate in community service. Fraternities and sororities also include events, meetings, and bonding experiences that will connect brothers and sisters for a lifetime.

"Headquarters, Inc. is the suicide prevention leader in Kansas, providing counseling, education, and resources for all to improve public health."

From private rooms to 4-person suites and shared 6-person apartments, you're sure to find an on-campus housing option that's right for you. Browse a wide variety of room types and determine what will fit you best.

KU Information Technology supports the University of Kansas academic and research missions by providing a broad range of technology services, including key campus technical infrastructure.

From data to voice, email to video, web-based academic and administrative systems, software and virus protection, KU IT delivers innovative services in support of learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor. KU IT includes a 24/7 enterprise data center and many knowledgeable staff providing KU with expertise in server and desktop support, application support, software development, IT security, networking, as well as customer support and project management. Working together, our staff deliver technology services you use at KU.

“The Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access (IOA) is responsible for administering the University of Kansas equal opportunity and non-discrimination policies and procedures, as well as, encouraging a campus climate of respect and understanding of all aspects of the human experience. To accomplish these duties, the IOA offers assistance and protective measures to students, faculty, and staff who report acts of harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and retaliation; provides information about health, safety, advocacy, and support resources for members of the Lawrence and Edwards campuses; performs formal investigations to detect, discontinue, and prevent violations of the Non-Discrimination Policy and Sexual Harassment Policy; and ensures University compliance with state and federal civil rights laws.”

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. ISS also provides immigration support for employees and visiting scholars.

“The Intramural Sports program offers opportunities to actively participate in sports by providing an arena in which participants can compete against one another in a safe, friendly environment. Competition is organized according to the type of activity: team sports, singles/doubles sports, and team tournaments.”

KU Athletics is where students can purchase sports passes or game tickets online. Schedules of games for each sport can also be found.

KU Care Coordinator, Merrill Evans https://studenthealth.ku.edu/sexual-assault Merrill Evans is a Clinical Social Worker at Watkins Health Center. Some of her clinical interests include (but are not limited to) sexual assault services, exposure protocol for anxiety disorders, and mindfulness. She “provides confidential and free individualized support for all students affected by sexual and domestic violence and assistance navigating campus and community resources.”

“The University of Kansas is dedicated to assisting students who are experiencing financial and personal hardships. The Emergency Aid Network was established in 2018 to help build a more transparent network of resources for students who may need financial assistance during emergency situations and are experiencing financial obstacles. Emergency aid can be defined as - but is not limited to - grants, loans, food pantries, housing assistance, reduced-cost/low-cost services, and much more. This website provides information about resources across the KU Lawrence Campus, as well as resources throughout the community of the City of Lawrence, that are available to help those who may be experiencing financial hardships.”

“KU Info is here to help you navigate KU. You can call us, search our questions database, text us, or visit us at our Info Booth — on Jayhawk Blvd, the 4th floor of the KS Union or the DeBruce Center. Our staff is dedicated to helping the KU community with information about KU life and beyond.”

LMH is the primary hospital in Lawrence located at 325 Maine St. Lawrence, Kansas 66044. In case of emergency, call 911.

“The Leadership Engagement Certificate provides KU undergraduate students with an introduction to leadership theories and practices while helping you make connections between classroom learning and leadership activities. Complete a certificate by taking leadership courses, participating in a KU leadership experiences, and completing reflection questions. Once completed, Leadership Engagement Certificate is printed on your official KU transcript to acknowledge the unique experience.”

The University of Kansas Student Senate is committed to providing students enrolled at the Lawrence campus with assistance on commonly occurring legal issues. Through a portion of the campus fees, Student Senate funds a law office on campus - Legal Services for Students.

The purpose of the program, which has been on campus since 1979, is to encourage students to seek the advice of an attorney in order to prevent legal difficulties and to provide assistance when students anticipate or encounter legal problems. Legal Services for Students attorneys (or law students working under the supervision of an attorney) interview and advise students regarding legal matters. The office provides three major services: advice, representation, and educational programs.

KU has multiple libraries offering a variety of services.

McNair Scholars Program is a TRIO program that supports low income, first generation, underrepresented undergraduate students through research and scholarly work by preparing them for graduate studies. The McNair Program provides its students with paid research experiences, mentors, and GRE tutoring.

Through the Headquarters Counseling Center, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline crisis center serves people all over Kansas. The programs are operated by trained and supervised volunteer counselors. Call this number when needed: 800-273-8255.

KU is committed to being an institution that is free from discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence and retaliation.

“The Office for Diversity in Science Training coordinates the management of underrepresented student programs at the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University.” Programs that may be of interest include IMSD and PLUS programs.

“The Office of Multicultural Affairs provides direction and services for current and prospective students from underrepresented populations. In addition, through collaborative partnerships we offer diversity education programs that foster inclusive learning environments for all students.”

The Office of the University Registrar oversees enrollment services, academic records, diploma production, tuition and fee assessment, course and room scheduling, athletic certification and veterans services. The Office of the University Registrar is part of Enrollment Management which also includes the Office of Admissions, Financial Aid and Scholarships and Student Information Systems.

The Ombuds Office is a confidential, impartial, informal, and independent office on campus where members of the campus community can discuss issues they may be facing as a student, staff, or faculty member.

KU Parking is supported solely through the sale of permits, fines and other user fees.

“Peer led supplemental discussion sessions are coupled with interactive exercises that reinforce lecture materials in a small group setting. These sessions are specifically designed to bridge gaps between teaching and learning. PLUS is open to all students enrolled in the course, and those who regularly attend this free academic support activity perform better than the class average. Sessions are free!”

Jayhawks are taking a proactive, science-based approach to reopening campus and curbing the spread of COVID-19. Together, we resolve to protect ourselves, our community, and the greater good.

KU registers more than 550 organizations/groups for students to get involved in. Rock Chalk Central is the site that houses these groups with a search engine, descriptions for each group/club, and university events. Rock Chalk Central contains various interest groups, such as religious, nature, academic, and sport organizations (etc.).

“The Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center promotes a culture of consent while providing 24/7 support to people of all ages and genders affected by sexual trauma & abuse in Douglas, Franklin, and Jefferson Counties.”

Student Accounts & Recievables is located in Carruth O'Leary, Room 20 on the Main Lawrence Campus.

“The Student Involvement and Leadership Center provides impactful co-curricular experiences through educational, social, and community-building programs and events. We engage in each student's identity development by providing mentorship, resources, and involvement opportunities in order for students to be empowered to engage in their individual communities.”

Study Abroad & Global Engagement (SAGE) is one of five units comprising KU International Affairs. SAGE is an academic support unit that develops and maintains international education programs for students and faculty. The broad scope of overseas programs and institutional ties furthers the University’s mission and enhances its role as an international institution of education and research.

“KU Recreation Services provides University of Kansas students, faculty, and staff with a variety of resources for physical fitness, team, and individual sports, classes, and personal training. Our cutting edge indoor and outdoor facilities accommodate a broad range of athleticism -- from beginners looking to improve their health with low impact exercise to seasoned athletes aspiring to push their physical abilities to the next level.”

“TRIO SES & STEM is much more than a program. It is a community! Our dedicated and experienced staff provides a welcoming, supportive, and inspiring place for students who are navigating the challenging environment of the University. The program provides comprehensive, personalized support services to eligible students, helping them achieve academic success and graduate with a bachelor’s degree. We also support students as they prepare for graduate school and for success in a global environment.”

The Undergraduate Advising Center provides students with personalized academic advising. UAC staff meet with students to create 4-year plans, to help with enrollment, and to give advice/support.

“University Academic Support Centers provides a variety of academic support programs designed to support learning for all KU students. We offer course-specific peer tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, writing tutoring, and facilitate equal access to KU classes for students with disabilities.”

UCC provides services in career development that will help educate students on implementing plans, connect students with employment opportunities, and develop partnerships to enhance employment opportunities. The career center website includes space to upload resumes for feedback and apply for positions. Career coaches can help with resumes, cover letters, and mock interviews. The UCC also holds career fairs on campus for students to meet potential employers.

“Located in Watkins Memorial Health Center, WHS provides comprehensive medical care and outreach programs through a team of dedicated professionals. As a student-focused, student-friendly center, our mission is to advance the quality of life for university students, improving academic performance and increasing retention.” Use the 24-hour nurse hotline when needed: 785-864-9583.

The Writing Center offers a variety of ways for students to get feedback on their writing, including consultations online and face to face, and eTutoring. Students can get their essays and personal statements reviewed for feedback.