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Campus & Community Engagement

Engaging and connecting with fellow students, faculty, and staff across campus and building your community is one of many wonderful aspects of graduate education. There are many offices and centers across campus that offer programming and events to engage with fellow students and faculty. And there is no better way to explore KU than to connect with the diverse groups, programs, clubs and organizations that make up our campus.

Graduate Student Organizations

There are over 100 graduate student organizations (GSO)across campus - many developed around a department or professional organization. Check out RockChalkCentral to view these organizations. Also ask fellow grad students if there is a GSO in your department as not all orgs are registered on RockChalkCentral.

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100+ Multicultural Student Groups

Many campus organizations offer platforms for you to share their cultures and identities and advocate for their communities. Some of these groups are graduate student specific and others include students at all levels.

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Volunteer and Community Engagement

The Center for Community Outreach (CCO) connects students to volunteer opportunities and community service, as well as volunteer training, speakers, workshops, and a volunteer resource library.

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Celebrate Your Identity

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Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity

Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity seeks to engage and empower members of the KU and Lawrence community to act in ways that promote intersectional feminist change through expansive programming around gender and identity.
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Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity

The Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity (SGD) at the University of Kansas strives to build an inclusive campus community by providing social justice-based education, resources, programming, events, training, and support for queer and trans students, staff and faculty at the intersections of identity.
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Office of Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs provides support and services for current and prospective students from historically marginalized populations. Our programs and services enhance your retention and persistence, while supporting their academic, personal and professional development.