April 2017 Spotlight

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Welcome to KU!

Welcome to the Student Involvement & Leadership Center, and the InvolveMEnt Spotlight ! During Hawk Week, you signed up to receive information regarding student groups and their activities on campus. This newsletter will be sent to you on a monthly basis throughout the school year. Good luck!

Rock Chalk Central

The Student Involvement & Leadership Center (SILC) registers over 600+ student groups annually on the KU campus! There are many opportunities for you to Get Involved!  You can view all 600+ of our student groups online at Rock Chalk Central. Once you get
settled in on the campus, login at Rock Chalk Central, create your profile, and find a group or two that interest you and check them out!  Or, if your group interest is not listed, you can start a new group on campus. For more info on starting a group, contact SILC at (785) 864-4861 or visit the SILC site and find out how to start a student organization. Good luck!


Sexual and Gender Diversity Center (SGD)


Jayhawk Choice Awards

Apply now to have your student organization recognized for accomplishments and honors that have occurred over the past year. Applications can be found at the following link: http://silc.ku.edu/jayhawk-choice-awards

Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL)

The National Pan-Hellenic Council also known as "Divine Nine" will be hosting their Spring 2017 YardShow.

Come learn more about the history of Black Greek Letter Organizations at KU. Organizations will be showcasing the pride of their organizations through stepping and strolling. The event will be held on April 28th, 2017 at 7 PM outside of the Student Union in the amphitheater.


Lied Center

Upcoming Events:

MOMIX: Opus Cactus
Friday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.






Takács Quartet
Tuesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.






Crimson and Blue Society

The Crimson and Blue Society (CBS) is a co-curricular initiative designed to expose you to KU’s vast amount of opportunities and resources and provide you with a roadmap to develop skills through experiences beyond the classroom. Completing the program means that you have challenged yourself to be more than an average student by exposing yourself to a very broad range of experiences and opportunities designed to make you an exception Jayhawk! In addition, completion means that you have earned membership into the Crimson and Blue Society, a distinguished and selective group that includes the following privileges:

  1. Crimson and Blue Society certificates
  2. Formal recognition on official transcripts
  3. Exclusive graduation cords
  4. Expanded professional network
  5. Résumé booster
  6. Invitation to exclusive alumni events

Check us out at silc.ku.edu or email cbs@ku.edu for more information

Kansas Athletics

Students! Join Kansas Athletics in the month of April for exciting opportunities at baseball, softball and tennis games. Admission to all Olympic Sports games is FREE with your KU ID. Kansas baseball will play their first conference series on April 13th – 15th at Hoglund Ballpark against Oklahoma State. Don’t miss a play this season.

The Kansas Tennis Team will play their final home matches on April 13th and 15th at the new Jayhawk Tennis Center at Rock Chalk Park. Join Coach Chapman and the team for FREE pizza at both matches along with a $500 prize giveaway to the group of students with the highest attendance on the 15th.

Kansas Softball plays the last round of their home games on April 28th – 30th at Arrocha Ballpark. Don’t miss out on Bark in the Park and Senior Day on April 30th. Bring your dogs to the game with you and enjoy free treats from The Lawrence Humane Society.

Kansas Football will host their spring football game on Saturday April 15th at Memorial Stadium. Coach Beaty and the rest of the coaching staff are headed for success this upcoming season and it all starts this April. Join Kansas Athletics for tailgating and other activities pregame, while admission to the game is FREE with your KU ID. Join the chant!











Center for Community Outreach

The Center for Community Outreach is KU's primary service organization, helping to connect students to the Lawrence community. To volunteer, students can see current opportunities at volunteer.ku.edu. Right now, the CCO is hiring two coordinators to serve until May, and we are in the process of hiring our executive staff for next year. Working with the CCO is a great way to gain nonprofit experience. To apply, go to cco.ku.edu

Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center

Bystander Intervention Training Available for Individuals and Student Organizations

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center (SAPEC) is now offering a prevention workshop for establishing a community of responsibility. 
KU students have an important role to play in the prevention and intervention of sexual violence.

Bringing in the Bystander® (BITB) is a bystander education and training program developed for college students. The program is 90 minutes long and interactive. The program’s objective is to provide participants with the skills to help them act when they see behavior that puts others at risk for violence, victimization, or perpetration. These include speaking out against rape myths and sexist language, supporting victim/survivors, and intervening in potentially violent situations.

To register for a SAPEC training: http://sapec.ku.edu/educational-programs

 KU Info

Do you want to know how to go to get tickets to the KU games?  KU Info is here to help you navigate KU. Give them a call at (785) 864-3506, search online, or visit the Info Booth, 4th floor of the KS Union. The KU Info staff is dedicated to helping the extended KU community with information about KU life and beyond.


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