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. That's Lawrence. Experience it with us.
Rollicking corner performances and live music venues. Eclectic, locally-owned shops. Buzzing al fresco lunch spots. Celebrated art spaces. You're home. Breathe the air, climb the hills, gaze at the stars. Go beyond the city life and see why Lawrence is a favorite among people looking to get out and get active.
Benefits, leave and insurance
Important Benefit Options, Enrollment Deadlines, Leave Accruals and Holidays, and Wellness activities available across campus.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion — Cultivating an inclusive campus community
We believe diversity and social justice are essential components for an inclusive campus community that enriches the experience for everyone. Therefore, we provide educational opportunities that engage faculty, staff, and students through dialogue, self-exploration, and advocacy in the context of a safe and respectful learning environment. Our programs affirm the identities and experiences of historically under-served and under-represented student populations at KU, which in turn enhances the retention and persistence of our students. Additionally, our programs support and uplift the entire KU community by encouraging cultural competency, inclusion, and empathy.
ADA Resources Center for Equity and Accessibility
We are so excited to have you join our community. We provide individuals with disabilities access to a wealth of campus and community resources, expertise on accessibility, employment accommodations, and offer a sense of community. The ADA Resource Center works to promote diversity and inclusion through fostering an open, accessible and inclusive learning and working environment. We strive to create and maintain a campus free of all barriers. ADA Resource collaborates with KU units to provide accommodations for faculty, staff, and student employees to coordinate accessibility compliance functions, provide training and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act, develop student, staff and faculty advocacy for campus-wide accessibility, and foster an inclusive community.
Watkins Health Services
Watkins Health Services operates an IMMEDIATE CARE CLINIC for employed KU faculty and staff. Although Watkins Health Services primarily attends to students, University of Kansas employees have in the past and currently are entitled to use our services.