- Mailing Address
1450 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, Kansas 66045
- (785) 864-2700
- Email address
- School Information
- "In 1866, the University of Kansas welcomed the first class of 55 students to an unfinished building on a treeless ridge called Mount Oread. "Today, our enrollment sits at 28,500. From that single building, we have grown to five campuses — the Lawrence campus, the Edwards Campus in Overland Park, and medical branches in Kansas City, Wichita, and Salina. The once barren landscape has grown into a wooded campus considered one of the most beautiful in the nation. "We embrace our role as the state’s flagship university and a premier research institution, serving the state, nation, and world. We celebrate the energy and compassion that infuse the Jayhawk spirit. And we remain true to our historic values: the elevating force of education, the transformative power of research, and the healing power of service." The university offers over 200 fields of study and has a 16:1 student-faculty ratio. (Source: https://ku.edu/about-ku) (Source: https://accelerator.ku.edu/11-facts-you-didnt-know-about-ku/) (Source: https://accelerator.ku.edu/why-ku/)
- General Information
- Since the summer of 2020, the university has formed an advisory council for equity and inclusion, charged campus leaders to participate in intergroup dialogue training, made a commitment to improve equity, diversity, and inclusion, and provided resources on anti-racism to its students. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
The university will "charge leaders across campus to participate in training that will allow us to begin the work of facilitating intergroup dialogues that bring together representatives of agent groups and target groups to open up difficult conversations."
The university provided a resource site titled, "Strategies and Activities for Reducing Racial Prejudice and Racism," which encouraged students to "organize vigils, anti-racism demonstrations, protests, or rallies" and to "work to include anti-racism education in your school's curriculum."