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
Linda Dixon, Associate Director

Fosters 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
Alison Olcott, Director

Works 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

Serves as a centralized resource for military-affiliated students – retired/discharged veterans, Active/Guard/Reserve service members, spouses and dependents of military/veterans, ROTC cadets and Gold Star family members. We provide a variety of services and programs to students as they transition to KU, persist to graduation and transition to their next chapters in life.

 

Office of Fellowships

1300 Sunnyside Ave. | Summerfield Hall, Room 222
785-864-4235 | fellowships.ku.edu
Anne Wallen, 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, 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.

 

Strategic Initiatives

1450 Jayhawk Blvd. | Strong Hall, Room 156
785-864-4907 | undergraduatestudies.ku.edu
Susan Klusmeier, Director

Collaborates with campus and community partners to develop, implement, assess, and communicate strategies that foster undergraduate student success. Provides guidance and support to the Undergraduate Advising Executive Committee (UAEC) and the KU Advising Network (KUAN). Responsible for the overarching strategy and user support of the retention technologies provided by EAB. Directs the KU Adidas Leadership Scholars program, and actively partners with similar undergraduate student retention initiatives. Coordinates the concurrent enrollment program between KU and the Lawrence Public Schools. Represents the university through formal partnerships supporting student success, including the University Innovation Alliance (UIA).

 

Undergraduate Advising Center

1300 Sunnyside Ave. | Summerfield Hall, Room 315
785-864-2834 | advising.ku.edu
Abby Coffin, 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, Assistant Vice Provost

Comprehensive career services for students including career coaching and exploration, the Career Advancement Program (CAP), part-time and off-campus job listings, various career fairs, internship information, resume review, mock interviews, job search assistance, on-campus interviews, professional employment opportunities database, career information library, professional clothing closet, workshops, events, and more.
 

 


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.