Academic Success Units
Offers services and programs to assist students in their academic success, including supplemental instruction, tutoring, individualized consultations, and workshops. Facilitate academic accommodations and provide support and advocacy for students with disabilities.
1450 Jayhawk Blvd. | Strong Hall, Room 133
785-864-4270 | firstyear.ku.edu
Abby Coffin, Interim Director
Coordinates academic and co-curricular programs to challenge and support first-year students and establish a strong foundation for earning a degree. Programs provide pathways into experiential learning. Includes orientation, welcome programs, KU Common Book, First-Year Seminars, UNIV 101, and learning communities.
1450 Jayhawk Blvd. | Strong Hall, Room 156
785-864-4907 | kucore.ku.edu & blueprint.ku.edu
Holly Scheirman, Coordinator
The KU Core is the university-wide curriculum comprised of three general education goals and three advanced education goals that all incoming undergraduate students will complete as part of their degree requirements. The University Core Curriculum Committee (UCCC) sets guidelines and has final approval of the elements included in the KU Core.
Jayhawk Blueprint is the concurrent enrollment program in partnership with USD 497 – Lawrence Public Schools. Through the program, high school students from the Lawrence Public School District can enroll in KU credit bearing courses taught by their teachers at the high schools.
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, and special services for faculty and graduate students. The Writing Center also oversees the Writing Fellows program, which supports students through tutors embedded in the class.
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 – veterans, Active Duty/Guard/Reserve service members, spouses, dependents and ROTC cadets. Provides a variety of services, programs and advocacy for prospective, new and current students. Also offers a full-time Department of Veterans Affairs education and career counselor for veterans and GI Bill users. Provides training and support to faculty and staff who work with military-affiliated students.
1300 Sunnyside Ave. | Summerfield Hall, Room 315
785-864-2834 | advising.ku.edu
Abby Coffin, Director
Provides comprehensive advising services, including transition and development programs for new and continuing students. Also provides assistance for students regarding major exploration, university policies, and academic probation issues.
Career & Experiential Learning
David Gaston, Assistant Vice Provost
Empowers students to critically apply and enhance their knowledge and skills through meaningful experiences such as internships, undergraduate research, service learning, and fellowship opportunities.
1450 Jayhawk Blvd. | Strong Hall, Room 150
785-864-0960 | csl.ku.edu
Jomella Watson-Thompson, Director
Fosters teaching, learning, and research experiences that develop civic agency, address social challenges, and cultivate a shared commitment to the public interest.
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.
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.
1300 Sunnyside Ave. | Summerfield Hall, Room 206
785-864-3624 | career.ku.edu
Wendy Shoemaker, Director
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.