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.

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.

Jayhawks Belong Videos

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. 

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 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.

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
KU Black Alumni Network
International
KU Veterans Alumni Network
International
KU Band Alumni Network
Kansas
Endacott Society Network
Don’t See a Network? Get in Touch to Learn More About Starting One!

Jayhawk Mentorship

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. 

Jayhawk Mentorship

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.

Make A Difference

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
Career
Copy the Leader: Jon Sabillón

Jon Sabillón, c’11, is an international DJ, entrepreneur, and music futurist. We sat down with Jon to learn what leadership means to him.

Jayhawk Stories
Jayhawks Give Back
Jayhawk helps communities grow through The Giving Grove

Tucked away in urban neighborhoods across the U.S. are little orchards making a big impact.

Jayhawk Stories
KU Alumni Association
KU Alumni receives Insight Into Diversity Magazine’s Inclusive Excellence Award

The KU Alumni Association will be featured, along with 31 other recipients, in the June 2024 issue of Insight Into Diversity magazine.

Jayhawk Stories
Students
Tradition of Excellence Award honors student leaders

Eleven University of Kansas students were honored for their leadership on the Lawrence.

Jayhawk Stories
Career
Copy the Leader: Myltin Bighorn

Myltin Bighorn, d’22, is co-founder of a new non-profit to support American Indian youth. We sat down with Myltin to learn what leadership means to him.

Jayhawk Stories
Career
Copy the Leader: Ebo Browne

Ebo Browne, c’12, is a statistician at the U.S. Department of Justice. We sat down with Ebo to learn what leadership means to him.

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.

Contact Us for More Information

Angie Storey
Senior Vice President of Donor Relations & Assistant Vice President of Development for KU Endowment

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: