Leadership Symposiums

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What to Expect

Our college preparation events, known as Leadership Symposiums, are held in the fall. These are all-day events at the Kansas Union and include:

  • Breakout sessions and workshops led by current KU students
  • Introduction to Leadership” session by the Institute of Leadership Studies
  • an introduction to KU presentation and preparation advice by an admissions representative
  • free lunch on campus with KU faculty and staff
  • Academic and Student Services informational fair
HOW DO I REGISTER?

Students should talk to their high school counselor if interested in attending a Leadership Symposium. The counselor will register students as a group using the "Register Now" button on the left. 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

$15 per student. Counselors will only be charged $15 once to attend, even if a counselor chooses to attend more than one symposium. *Reduced Registration Fee – determined on a case by case basis; inquire to Cailan at csilva15@ku.edu if interested.

SYMPOSIA SESSION SPONSORS

Check out a preview of what each symposium has to offer!

Native American Symposium - Tuesday, October 2nd 

Sessions Sponsored by:

  • Office of Multicultural Affairs 
  • KU’s Student Ambassador Program, Multicultural Recruitment Team Reps
  • Department of Speech, Language, Hearing, Science and Disorders:
  • Office of Study Abroad, Peer Advisors
  • Institute of Leadership Studies

  

Asian American Symposium - Thursday, October 11th 

Sessions Sponsored by:

  • Office of Multicultural Affairs 
  • KU’s Student Ambassador Program, Multicultural Recruitment Team Reps
  • Office of Study Abroad. Peer Advisors
  •  Institute of Leadership Studies

 

LatinX Symposium - Tuesday, October 23rd 

Sessions Sponsored by:

  • Office of Multicultural Affairs 
  • KU’s Student Ambassador Program, Multicultural Recruitment Team Reps
  • Office of Study Abroad, Peer Advisors
  • Institute of Leadership Studies
  • Scholarship Hall Executive Board
  • Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund

 

Black Symposium - Thursday, November 1st 

Sessions Sponsored by:

  • Office of Multicultural Affairs 
  • KU’s Student Ambassador Program, Multicultural Recruitment Team Reps
  • Office of Study Abroad Peer Advisors
  • Institute of Leadership Studies
  • KU Alumni Association, staff member presentation
  • Kansas African Studies Center 

Keynote Speakers:

  • Darrell Stuckey, KU Alumnus, former San Diego Charger, and founder of Living4One
SAMPLE DAY-OF ITINERARY

Click here to download a sample day-of itinerary!

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Just ask us! Contact Cailan Silva with questions about registration, cost or event logistics at csilva15@ku.edu or KU Office of Admissions at 785-864-3911

When is it?

Tuesday, October 2
Native American Leadership Symposium

Thursday, October 11
Asian American Leadership Symposium

Tuesday, October 23
LatinX Leadership Symposium

Thursday, November 1
Black Leadership Symposium

Online registration is closed for the Black Leadership Symposium.  Event is at capacity. Questions can be sent to csilva15@ku.edu

Check-in: 8:30 A.M.
Kansas Union, 4th floor lobby

Contact your High School Counselor to register!