Organization Programs and Events

SILC hosts a variety of programming opportunities throughout the school year, including Involvement Fairs, Student Organization Training, Toolbox Leadership Series, Advisor Workshop Series, and Jayhawk Impact Awards.  All event information can be found on Rock Chalk Central, and officers/members of organizations are notified of upcoming programs via Big Jay's News so they are able to participate.  Should you have any questions regarding these programs, contact SILC.

Get Involved Drop-In Meetings
Are you interested in joining a student org, but not quite sure which ones you might like? Meet with a member of the Student Involvement and Leadership Center to discuss your interests. We have drop in hours via Microsoft Teams listed below. When the event is live, click the link to join us! If none of these times work, please reach out to or call 785-864-4861. We look forward to meeting you!

Tuesday, September 8th, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, September 9th, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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Thursday, September 10th, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Friday, September 11th, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Involvement Fairs
Virtual Involvement Fairs -  These online involvement fairs are hosted on Rock Chalk Central and give you the opportuntity to learn about student organizations. During the fair, you can browse student organizations and chat live with current members via an online conferencing tool (Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc.).  
         Fall 2020 Schedule:   
  • Academic & Professional – Saturday, Aug. 29th, 8-10pm
  • Arts & Culture / Identity/Multicultural/Cultural – Tuesday, Sept. 8th, 7-8pm
  • Religious/Spiritual – Thursday, Sept. 10th, 7-8pm
  • Service/Philanthropy / Social Change/Advocacy / Political / Campus Governance, Housing & Residence Life – Tuesday, Sept. 15th, 7-8pm
  • Special Interest & Hobbies / Sport Clubs/Recreation – Thursday, Sept. 17th, 7-8pm
If you are a student organization looking for information on how to sign-up for the virtual fair on August 28, 2020, click here. If you are a student who is looking to get involved in student organizations, click here to watch a video that explains how to access the virtual fair.

Hawkfest - Each year during Hawk Week, the Student Involvement & Leadership Center (SILC) and the KU Alumni Association host the largest annual student group involvement fair of the year, with approximately 180-200 student organizations tabling during the event. Sign-up information will be available to the KU student organizations via Rock Chalk Central in the late summer. 

WinterFest - This event is geared toward KU new and incoming students as well as students searching for involvement opportunities on campus in the spring semester. This free event will feature student organizations and campus departments.
Student Organization Training Day
This training session is usually held early in the fall semester each year. The training consists of topics to keep your organization running successfully, such as Event Planning and Marketing and an overview of Funding and Finances that are important for your group to know (Pepsi Funding, Diversity and Inclusion Fund, Student Senate, Student Union Activities, and fundraising ideas for your organization). 
Check out the recording of our virtual session from this fall: 

Toolbox Series and Advisor Workshop Series
SILC offers workshops to student organization leaders, members, and advisors throughout the school year. Past topics have included conflict resolution, event planning, funding sources, leadership/team building, marketing and social media, officer training and transition, and resume building. Once the schedule of topics/presentations for the semester has been set, student organizations and their members will be notified through Rock Chalk Central. Previously recorded trainings can be found on our Resources and Trainings page. 
Jayhawk Impact Awards 

The Student Involvement & Leadership Center (SILC) is proud host the annual Jayhawk Impact Awards (formally known at the Jayhawk Choice Awards). Centering the contributions and impact of students and organizations throughout the KU community, the event features over 20 student awards, including the Student Leader of Year Award sponsored by the Vice Provost of Student Affairs and the Tradition of Excellence Award presented by the KU Student Endowment Board. Whether you are an award nominee or a student, staff, or faculty member showing support, we invite you to be a part of this memorable experience. 

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