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Jayhawks Belong

TOGETHER WE RISE

At the KU Alumni Association, our impact is only as great as our diversity. This is realized through our values in how we Appreciate the Unique. We believe our differences are strengths, all humanity has value and all Jayhawk belong. We are committed to cultivating an Association that models inclusion and respect. We celebrate and support the rich tapestry that makes our Jayhawk community uniquely ours.

The KU Alumni Association is proud to receive the 2024 Alumni Association Inclusive Excellence Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine.

INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE

The University of Kansas Alumni Association is proud to receive the 2024 Alumni Association Inclusive Excellence Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.

The award honors alumni association programs, culture and initiatives that encourage and support diversity, inclusion and a sense of belonging for all alumni, regardless of racial or ethnic background, sexual or gender identity, religion, socio-economic status, world view and more.

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JAYHAWKS BELONG

Videos

Episode 3 – Fuel the Future

The mission of the KU Alumni Association is to lead with a commitment to inclusion, nurturing a sense of belonging within our community. We bravely reimagine the future together and boldly innovate to continue raising the standard for Jayhawk Excellence.

 

Episode 2 – Cultivate the Core

The KU Alumni Association is committed to cultivating leadership through inclusion and diversity. We recognize the value of ideas provided from a multitude of life experiences and backgrounds, understanding the limitless possibilities when all are welcome and heard.

Episode 1 – Appreciate the Unique

The KU Alumni Association is proud to represent and support our global network of Jayhawks worldwide by celebrating and promoting our diversity: a rich tapestry of what makes us unique. We recognize the importance of equity to increase access and opportunities for communities that have historically been excluded. It is our responsibility to cultivate a community where all Jayhawks experience a sense of inclusion through connection and belonging through acceptance.

COMMUNITY & CONNECTIONS

Affinity Networks

Our affinity networks are a collection of alumni connected by shared identities, experiences and backgrounds. These networks provide an avenue for alumni to sustain their connections and build community through the KU Alumni Association.

International

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Kansas

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International

KU Alumni:

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International

KU Alumni:

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International

KU Alumni:

2,300

Association Members:

645

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International

KU Alumni:

Association Members:

Get involved and meet other Jayhawks in your area!

Don’t see a network? Get in touch to learn more about starting one!

JAYHAWK

Mentorship

Make A Difference

The importance of mentoring for personal and professional growth is well established across many realms, including higher education.  Mentors play especially critical roles in helping historically marginalized students gain access to colleges—and adjust and thrive in these new environments.

The KU Alumni Assocation believes alumni mentors are vital to the success of our current Jayhawks. 

By leveraging their KU education, professional experiences and established networks, alumni can help our current Jayhawks:

  • navigate KU
  • connect with professionals
  • find opportunities
  • and build social capital.

Jayhawk alumni mentors give back to the University with the gifts of time, experience and expertise. 

Create a free profile on KU Mentoring+, become an alumni mentor today—and make a difference in the lives of our students.

KU Mentoring+ Affinity Groups

  • Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander Jayhawks
  • Exploratory Pathways Students
  • Jayhawks in Advertising, PR & Marketing
  • Jayhawks in Banking & Finance
  • Jayhawks in Business
  • Jayhawks in Design & Architecture
  • Jayhawks in Entrepreneurship
  • Jayhawks in Government
  • Jayhawks in Higher Education
  • Jayhawks in Journalism & Media
  • Jayhawks in Movies, TV & Music
  • Jayhawks in Nonprofit
  • Jayhawks in Performing & Fine Arts
  • Jayhawks in Professional Selling
  • Jayhawks in Sport
  • Jayhawks in Tech
  • Jewish Jayhawks
  • KU Alumni Volunteers
  • KU Black Alumni Network
  • KU Edwards IMC Graduate Program Alumni
  • KU Staff Senate Mentor Program
  • KU Student Senate
  • KU Women Engineers Network
  • Latinx & Hispanic KU Community
  • LGBTQIA+ Jayhawks
  • MPA Network for MPA Students & Alumni
  • Occupational Therapy Networking Group
  • SELF Program Fellows and Alumni
  • University Honors Program
JAYHAWK

Stories

We want to hear from you! 

Your Jayhawk journey is uniquely yours. Storytelling connects us, helps us better understand the world around us and can inspire us to drive change. Share alumni stories we should know about, including your own.

Resources & Tools

The Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at the University of Kansas offers educational resources and upcoming events.

JAYHAWKS

Give

Cultivating a strong sense of belonging for all Jayhawks is a collective effort that each of us has a role in creating. Your support will help shate the experiences of our vibrant KU Community, for all Jayhawks past, present, and future.

Angie Storey

Sr. Vice President of Donor Relations

Email
angiestorey@kualumni.org

Keon Stowers

Development Officer

Email
kstowers@kualumni.org

Angie Storey

Senior Vice President of Donor Relations and Assistant Vice President of Development for KU Endowment

Email
angiestorey@kualumni.org

Keon Stowers

Development Officer

Email
kstowers@kualumni.org

Angie Storey

Senior Vice President of Donor Relations and Assistant Vice President of Development for KU Endowment

Email
angiestorey@kualumni.org

Welcome to the University of Kansas Alumni Association

Your membership in the KU Alumni Association is the single most powerful way to make all of KU stronger, including the value of your own degree. Through your membership, the Association: