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De Soto, KS, Social Work and Psychology

 Ask me about: double majoring, volunteering, social justice, leadership, Greek life, and research.

Emporia, KS, Mathematics, Minor in Spanish (pre-med)

Ask me about integrating interdisciplinary studies in your educational path, campus ministries, health & wellness, and minority presence.

Lansing, KS, Communication Studies and Political Science, Minor in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies

Ask me about: Debate, Undergraduate Research, Residence Life, and the LEAD Program.

Orange, CA, Human Biology

 Ask me about: being pre-health professional, Greek life, being out-of-state, intramural and club sports, and switching majors

Lawrence, KS, English, Minor in Sociology

Ask me about: faculty- and student-initiated study abroad, non-Greek sororities and fraternities, being a townie, volunteering and outreach, and exploring interest areas outside your major.

Overland Park, KS, English, Political Science (Pre-Law)

 Ask me about: service opportunities, internships, and involvement on campus.

Overland Park, KS, Business Finance (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: research, on-campus involvement, and short-term study abroad.

Overland Park, KS, Architectural Engineering, Minors in Dance and Spanish

 Ask me about: exploring interest areas outside your major, balancing school with other activities, and getting involved on campus

Andover, KS, Behavioral Neuroscience, Minors in Chemistry and Applied Behavioral Science (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: psychology research, volunteering (especially Special Olympics), and balancing involvement and classwork. 

La Crosse, KS, Biology, Minor in Psychology

 Ask me about: volunteering & community service, adjusting to college from a small town, undergraduate research, on-campus jobs, and staying active while in college.

Olathe, KS, Chemistry

Ask me about: arriving at KU uncertain of a major, balancing leadership and involvement with a physical science major, and time management.

Parkville, MO, Political Science & Global and International Studies

Ask me about: Campus Activism, Student Senate, and the LEAD Program.

Biochemistry, Minor in Spanish (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: getting involved in research, volunteering, studying for the MCAT, and how to get involved with student organizations.

Hutchinson, KS, Global/International Studies, Minors in Middle Eastern Studies, Communication Studies, French

 Ask me about: Pre-Law track, the Humanities, University Scholars Program, KU Athletics, and Study Abroad, general questions about KU.

Denver, CO, Architecture

Ask me about: the School of Architecture, the Honors Program, and general life on campus and in Lawrence.

Topeka, KS, Applied Behavioral Science & Public Administration, Minor in Anthropology

Ask me about: undergraduate research, community service organizations, and student leadership

Lee's Summit, MO, Human Biology, Minor in Spanish (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: the pre-med track, Greek Life, the Multicultural Scholars Program.

Overland Park, KS, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Spanish

 Ask me about: living off campus freshmen year, making friends, undergraduate research, double-majoring, and getting involved on campus.

Leawood, KS, Microbiology, Minor in Psychology (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: being pre-med, undergraduate research, starting an organization, the Global Scholars program, and the Clinton Global Initiative! 

Colorado Springs, CO, Microbiology, Global and International Studies

Ask me about: opportunities in the community for pre-med students, the scholarship halls, getting involved with non-profit organizations on campus, and adjusting to college as a first-generation st

Aerospace Engineering

 Ask me about: resources at KU and within the School of Engineering (specifically Aerospace), the Daisy Hill residence halls, adjusting to college, being an international student, community se

Olathe, KS, Political Science and Philosophy, Minors in Economics and Global & International Studies

Ask me about: Student Senate, working in politics as a student, and balancing multiple areas of study.

Kiran Bisarya
Overland Park, KS, Computer Science, Minors in Business and Psychology

 Ask me about: SELF Program, getting involved in research, time management in college, and tutoring resources for students.

Taelyr Blehm
Russell, KS, Global International Studies, Political Science, Minor in Spanish

Ask me about: Getting involved on campus, leadership opportunities, volunteer opportunities, being a Global Scholar, and the Global Awareness Certificate. 

Corinna Lemke
Garden City, KS, Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: studying abroad, research, volunteering, Greek Life, medical school, and the MCAT.

Joseph Loomis
Pratt, KS, Biochemistry and Chemistry

Ask me about: research in the sciences, opportunities for presenting research, music groups for non-music majors, and campus ministries

Maha Abouodah
Overland Park, KS, Accounting

Ask me about campus life, getting involved, balancing student life and extra circulars, study abroad, the Business School, University Scholars, and volunteering.

Ritu Agarwal
Overland Park, KS, Biochemistry and Sociology (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: getting involved on campus, interdisciplinary studies, and being pre-med. 

Rachel Atakpa
Derby, KS, English and Spanish

Ask me about: opportunities for research and publication, the arts and humanities, on-campus academic and wellness resources, and how to find balance and community at university.

Abraham Atte
Abuja, Nigeria, Aerospace Engineering

Ask me about: opportunities in the engineering school, the scholarship halls, being a student ambassador, adjusting to college, being an international student, and community service.

Katie Bernard
Overland Park, KS, Journalism and Political Science

Ask me about: KU Journalism, the Dole Institute, Internships.

Nolan Brey
Sabetha, KS, Journalism, French, and Political Science (Pre-Law)

Ask me about: student media, pre-law, triple majoring, and study abroad.

Jennifer Bryan
Overland Park, KS, Public Administration and Spanish

Ask me about: study abroad, volunteer opportunities, and Greek life

Kosha Desai
Topeka, KS, Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology, Minor in Business (Pre-Dental)

Ask me about: being pre-dental, PLUS, campus involvement, and research. 

Uma Desai
Human Biology and Spanish

 Ask me about: studying abroad with an honors opportunity award, undergraduate research, AAAC Tutoring, volunteering, KU sports clubs, and the pre-med track.

Kaitlin Flannagan
Overland Park, KS, Chemical Engineering (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: Engineering, the Pre-Med track, Studying abroad, Research, Greek Life, and Volunteering.

Arman Hadjian
Overland Park, KS, Biochemistry and Spanish

Ask me about financial aid and paying for college, research (and funding), studying abroad with financial aid, the University Scholars Program, volunteering, and KU sports clubs.

Jacob Hammil
Wichita, KS, Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Business

Ask me about: Student Senate and leadership positions on campus, volunteering in the community, and undergraduate research.​

Nellie Kassebaum
Burdick, KS, English, Minor in Public Policy

Ask me about: navigating CLAS, Student Senate, networking with Jayhawks, and managing Type 1 Diabetes in college. 

Nila Khan
Dodge City, KS, Biology (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: undergraduate research, pre-health clubs, volunteering, shadowing, and owning a pet hedgehog

Simone Levy
Dallas, TX, Finance and Business Analytics, Minor in Mathematics

Ask me about: studying abroad, Jewish life on campus, how to get the most help from a TA, the Business Honors Program, greek life, marching band and basketball band, and being from out-of-state.

Callista Martin
St. Louis, MO, Human Biology, Minor in Leadership Studies (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: undergraduate research as a freshman, Watkins Health Center, and becoming a Peer Health Educator or Health Navigator.

Gustavo Murillo-Espinoza
Emporia, KS, Biology (pre-med)

 Ask me about: Research opportunities, creating connections with your floor, and adjusting to college.

Nidhi Patel
Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology and English (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: studying abroad, research, and the pre-med track.

Bridget Rennard
St. Louis, MO, Speech-Language-Hearing and Spanish

Ask me about: study abroad, research, volunteer opportunities, getting involved on campus, Global Awareness Certificate (GAP), and the Research Experience certificate (REP).

Christie Ricaldi
Lima, Peru, Mechanical Engineering with a biomedical concentration

Ask me about: study abroad, undergraduate research, getting involved on campus, volunteering a

Salina, KS, Microbiology (B.S.), Minors in Psychology and Sociology (Pre-medicine)

 Ask me about: undergraduate research, being a pre-med student, adjusting to college, and community service.​

Emily Sattem
Castle Rock, CO, Marketing and Psychology

 Ask me about: double majoring across schools, internship opportunities, being out of state, Greek life, intramurals, and study abroad programs.

Dania Shoaib
Elizabethtown, KY, Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology, Minor in Public Policy (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: undergraduate research, being pre-med, being out-of-state, getting involved on campus, and the University Scholars Program. 

Sam Steuart
Topeka, KS, American Studies and Biochemistry, Minor in Spanish (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: premedical advising, research, studying abroad with a Gilman Scholarship, PLUS, the University Scholars Program, leadership, interdisciplinary study, and volunteering.

Eleanor Stewart-Jones
Mission, KS, Chemistry, Minor in French

Ask me about: studying abroad with science, balancing life with a B.S. degree, book recommendations, University Scholars, and how to not freak out with a large work load.

Vivek Tallavajhala
Computer Science and Economics

Kansas City, MO, News and Information Journalism, Minors in Arabic Language and Peace and Conflict Studies

Ask me about: study abroad, living off-campus, scholarship halls, financial aid and balancing social life and school. 

Richard Totleben
Lansing, KS, Aerospace Engineering, Minor in Business

 Ask me about: performance ensembles and opportunities in the School of Music, opportunities in the School of Engineering, studying abroad, campus life, and entertainment opportunities in the

Sydney Weese
Roseburg, OR, Human Biology, Minors in Visual Art and Astrobiology (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: getting involved in research, volunteering in the Lawrence community, pre-med life, integrating your passions into your schoolwork, and how to stay active as a college student.

Louisburg, KS, Computer Science

Ask me about: programming, gaming, or fitness and healthy lifestyle options on campus!

Payton Wilson
Business Marketing (International), Minors in German and Spanish
Zach Wood
Eureka, MO, Chemistry, Minor in Mathematics

Ask me about: undergraduate research, volunteering, and campus involvement/leadership!

Fengxue Zhang
Hays, KS, Economics, Political Science, and Creative Writing

Ask me about: TedxKU, the Dole Institute, and getting involved in the KU community!


Course offerings are “among the most comprehensive in the nation,” according to “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs”
98% of University Honors Program graduates are employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation
40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
1 of only 7 programs nationwide to receive a top rating from “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs” in 2014
60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
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