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Welcome to KU!

As a member of the KU community you are joining an organization of world class faculty, staff and students that are here to learn, discover and grow.
We are excited that you have decided to become a Jayhawk!

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Faculty Affairs

The University of Kansas provides faculty members at all stages in their careers with the tools and opportunities needed to succeed and flourish. Learn more about the programs that support faculty at KU.
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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

The Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) leads and facilitates the development of institutional policies and protocols intended to create a more representative, equitable, and inclusive KU.
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Office of Research

KU research addresses problems of worldwide significance, delivers solutions that make a difference to Kansas and the region, and promotes an inclusive community of responsible inquiry and innovation for students and scholars.
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Human Resources

Human Resources (HR) is responsible for providing a comprehensive range of services that improve the lives of those who work, learn, and visit the University of Kansas.

Benefits, Wellness and Perks

KU offers a variety of benefits & perks to employees and their families. Explore the following information to learn more.

Benefits & Wellness

Campus Resources

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 over 25,000 students. 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.

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Explore Lawrence

Founded by abolitionists in 1854, Lawrence, Kansas, has carried that tradition of freedom and individuality through the generations. Today, Lawrence remains a crossroads of culture, celebrating the artists and innovators that populate its history and create an unmistakable identity. Start on Mount Oread, where you’ll encounter a campus resonating with excitement. Walk down the Hill and mingle with the crowds of locals and visitors bustling through downtown Massachusetts Street. Broaden your reach and explore the open air and outdoor activities within the city limits — and beyond.

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