Undergraduate Studies Units

Academic Achievement and Access Center

1450 Jayhawk Blvd. | Strong Hall, Room 22
785-864-4064 | achievement.ku.edu
Andrew Shoemaker, Director

Offers services and programs to assist students in their academic success, including supplemental instruction, tutoring, personal consultations, and workshops. Facilitates academic accommodations and provides support and advocacy for students with disabilities.


Center for Service Learning

1450 Jayhawk Blvd. | Strong Hall, Room 150
785-864-0960 | csl.ku.edu
David Gaston, Interim Director

The mission for the Center for Service Learning is to foster teaching, learning, and research experiences that develop civic agency, address social challenges, and cultivate a shared commitment to the public interest. 


Center for Undergraduate Research

1450 Jayhawk Blvd. | Strong Hall, Room 151
785-864-5733 | ugresearch.ku.edu
David Gaston, Interim Director

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.


KU Writing Center

1301 Hoch Auditoria Drive | Anschutz Library, Room 424
785-864-2399 | writing.ku.edu
Andrew Shoemaker, Director

A university-wide writing resource offering individual face-to-face and online consultations, in-class writing workshops, writing groups, and special services for faculty and graduate students. The Writing Center also oversees the KU Core Writing Fellows program, which supports students in those classes through embedded writing consultants.


Lt. Gen. William K. Jones Military-Affiliated Student Center

1300 Sunnyside Ave. | Summerfield Hall, Room 345
785-864-2458 | veterans.ku.edu
April Blackmon-Strange, Director

Provides services and programs to military-affiliated students including 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. 


Office of Fellowships

1300 Sunnyside Ave. | Summerfield Hall, Room 222
785-864-4235 | fellowships.ku.edu
David Gaston, Interim Director

Supports KU undergraduate students interested in applying for competitive national scholarships and fellowships. Oversees the campus nomination process for many fellowships including Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Churchill, Goldwater, Truman, and Udall.


Office of First-Year Experience

1450 Jayhawk Blvd. | Strong Hall, Room 133
785-864-4270 | firstyear.ku.edu
Sarah Crawford-Parker, Ph.D., Assistant Vice Provost and Director

Coordinates academic and co-curricular programs to challenge and support first-year students and establish a strong foundation for earning a degree. Programs also provide pathways into experiential learning. Includes orientation, welcome programs, KU Common Book, First-Year Seminars, UNIV 101, and learning communities.


Undergraduate Advising Center

1300 Sunnyside Ave. | Summerfield Hall, Room 315
785-864-2834 | advising.ku.edu
Abby Coffin, Ed.D., Director

Provides comprehensive advising services, including transition and developmental programs for new and continuing students. Also provides assistance for students regarding major exploration, university policies, and academic probation concerns.


University Career Center

1300 Sunnyside Ave. | Summerfield Hall, Room 206
785-864-3624 | career.ku.edu
David Gaston, Director

The University Career Center offers a comprehensive range of career services designed to support students’ collegiate and professional career journeys. The UCC aims to connect students with experiential and employment opportunities that prepare them for and educate them about the world of work. Through our various courses, fairs, programs, online tools, personal coaching options, and assessments, the University Career Center aspires to help students lead more meaningful and purposeful lives.

KU Core

The KU Core stretches across the undergraduate experience, yielding fundamental skills, building a broad background of knowledge, generating capacities and opportunities for blending and creating ideas, strengthening an appreciation of cultural and global diversity, and cultivating ethical integrity. Each of our six educational goals has one or more distinct learning outcomes. Learn more visit kucore.ku.edu

DEI Strategy

Undergraduate Studies is committed to creating and promoting an inclusive and diverse learning environment, in our offices, through our programming, and throughout our services supporting students. Our leadership team is currently developing a DEI strategy that will guide our efforts across the units. The strategy will be regularly reviewed and adapted to reflect the needs of the community we serve. For more information, click here.