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Community and Inclusion

Whether we are Waving the Wheat, Rock Chalking, or raising our voices, we do it as a community. That includes you, now. KU’s student body and faculty are what make life at the university inspiring and accessible.

See the Hawk Week events

Find your group

Hawk Week abounds with events that focus on you finding a community where you feel welcome and comfortable both academically and personally. Events organized by students of color, queer and trans communities, student clubs, and other organizations will show you how to find support and networking that lasts throughout the school year.

Students at an information fair before Traditions Night.

Find your inspiration

Want to learn the chants and cheers of the Jayhawk spirit inherited from the past and still inspiring today? Want access to a bunch of free stuff? Come hang out with the Student Union Association at UnionFest. Hawk Week is where your interests and your imagination intersect.

Students sing arm-in-arm at Traditions Night.

Find your groove

Hawk Week is the prime time to express yourself, raise your voice, and find your community. If you're looking for guidance (or just a great group of Jayhawks), drop by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

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Spaces and places

Student touring the Wall of Oppression at the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Office of Multicultural Affairs

OMA’s programs and services support the academic, personal, and professional development of all students, particularly students from historically marginalized populations.
Students posing with a rainbow flag at Traditions Night

Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity

As the center of LGBTQIA+ and ally life on campus, SGD provides a drop-in space and platforms for student-led organizations.
Students having a conversation at Hawk Fest

Student Involvement & Leadership Center

SILC helps facilitate the more than 500(!) student clubs and organizations at KU. Looking to join a group of Jayhawks who share your interests? That’s SILC.
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Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity

ETC is committed to the advancement of gender equity on campus. The center offers support services and involvement opportunities for students of all genders and identities.

Plan your schedule now.

Hawk Week starts your year with momentum, direction, and fun.

Contact and Accommodations

Hawk Week has answers.

If you have questions or need more information about Hawk Week, we can help. Contact us at hawkweek@ku.edu.

Accommodation requests

If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in Hawk Week, please contact the Center for Orientation & Transition Programs two weeks in advance at hawkweek@ku.edu or 785-864-4270.