Organization Programming

SILC offers a variety of programming opportunities throughout the school year, including Information Fairs, Student Officer Training Day, Officer/Advisor Workshop Series, and Jayhawk Choice Awards.  Officers/members of organizations are notified of upcoming programs so they are able to participate.  Should you have any questions regarding these programs, or have suggestions for adding a new program, contact SILC at (785) 864-4861 or by email at

Information Fairs
Each year during Hawk Week, the Student Involvement & Leadership Center (SILC) and the Kansas Alumni Association host a student group information fair, with approximately 180-200 spots available for student organizations to table during the event. Sign-up information will be available to the KU student organizations via a Rock chalk central email on July 1. 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020,
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
 4th Floor Lobby, Kansas Union
This event is geared toward KU new and incoming students as well as students searching for involvement opportunities on campus! In collaboration with KU student organizations and departments, this free event will feature student organizations and departmental events, as well as free food!
Officer Training Day
This half-day program is usually held in late-September or early-October each year. The program consists of breakout topics, such as Diversity and Inclusivity, Nuts and Bolts to keep your organization running, Event Planning and Marketing, various topics on Leadership, and an overview of Funding and Finances that are important for your group to know (Pepsi, Multicultural Education Fund (MEF), Student Senate, Student Union Activities, and Fundraising ideas for your organization). The event includes free lunch and giveaways for the student attendees.
Workshop Series
SILC offers one-hour workshops bi-weekly to student organization officers, 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 risk management. Once the schedule of topics/presentations for the semester has been set, student organizations and their members will be notified through Rock Chalk Central.
Jayhawk Impact Awards

Jayhawk Impact Awards
Thursday, April 23, 2020 

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, we are once again celebrating in a major way with the ceremony beginning with a pre-dinner social, dinner during the awards ceremony, and pictures following the last award of the night. The evening will feature 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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