Living in Color’s vision is a community in which students of color have a space to feel welcomed and connected. The mission of Living in Color is to provide a community where students of color in the Honors Program can center their stories, receive support, and learn about resources. 

Overarching goals for the program include providing a space for students of color to explore their identities and their intersections and exploring societal and institutional barriers related to identities and career paths.

In spring 2020, we covered topics including:

Redefining Professionalism

In February, we discussed redefining professionalism with Dr. Precious Porras. Our favorite takeaway from the event was that only you can give yourself the power to belong in a space.

Suggested resources on redefining professionalism:

    ‘Code Switching’ to Survive                            PoC Need Their Own Spaces                    Unintentional, Insidious Bias

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Imposter Syndrome

In March, we hosted panel of graduate students of color to discuss imposter syndrome in academia. Our favorite takeaway from the event was that only you can decide your worth. 

Suggested resources on imposter syndrome:

 Overcome ‘Imposter Sydnrome’                          Racial Imposter Syndrome                        Confront Impostor Syndrome 

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KU Today
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
KU honors students select their advisors from top-ranked KU faculty