Student Orgs and Non-Trad Programs

Organizations at KU

The Student Involvement & Leadership Center (SILC) registers 600+ student, campus and community organizations annually. Involvement outside of the classroom provides great opportunities to develop leadership and professional skills, meet students outside of your academic major, and find your niche at KU! Check out Rock Chalk Central to see what you may be interested in getting involved with. The opportunities are endless! 

Nontraditional Student Services

For nontraditional students, life can often be quite complex, particularly student life, whether that is due to distance, multiple life roles, reduced time on campus, or simply the juggling act that goes along with being self-supporting. Nontraditional students are identified as those who commute 10 or more miles to the Lawrence campus, have any dependents, a veteran, or three years older than your classmates (i.e. 21 year old freshman).  Nontraditional students are an important part of the diversity that makes KU a rich and interesting place. Any student can sign up to receive nontraditional information. At the Student Involvement and Leadership Center, we help ALL students explore their options, with special attention to non-traditional needs. 

Graduate Assistant - Student Organization Coordinator (50%) 

Perform generalist activities related to the management of the 600+ student organizations. Helps coordinate organization registration, recruitment efforts for organizations, officer training workshops, advisor's training and/or support, office space allocation, and review of student organization handbook. Advises student groups as needed and assists in the planning of SILC programs such as Officer Training Day and Jayhawk Choice Awards. Provides support and guidance to non-traditional students. Consults students on issues and concerns relating to personal and educational needs. Facilitates collective efforts and co-sponsorship of programs and services addressing the needs of non-traditional students.
Opportunities exist to gain experiences in other Student Involvement programs as well.

Full Position Description
(For the 2018-19 year, this position is unavailable)


Aaron S. Quisenberry, M. Ed.
Assistant Director
Student Involvement &
  Leadership Center
400 Kansas Union
Lawrence, KS 66045
(785) 864-4861

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