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Student Life in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

At the University of Kansas, students just like you make history. Make memories. Discoveries. They make news and become educators prepared as leaders to face and shape the world. They also make KU what it is today.

Student Involvement & Organizations

  • Higher Education Student Association

    A group of graduate students working in cooperation with the program faculty advisors and each other to plan and implement a variety of activities that help foster social, educational, and professional development.

  • Professional Development Schools Alliance

    The KU Professional Development Schools (PDS) Alliance is an active partnership between the School of Education and Human Sciences and 15 public schools in four school districts surrounding the main KU campus in Lawrence.

  • National Education Association

    Teacher quality, community outreach & political action are the underlying areas of focus of this student organization. It is in these areas that our members and affiliates sponsor programs, educate on issues, and affect change.

  • International Students in Education

    This organization aims to advocate for international students, both undergraduate and graduate, in the School of Education and Human Sciences. It intends to be a safe space for those who experience culture shock, discrimination, and marginalization within the School and beyond. It also provides academic and social support for international students. Contact Hyesun Cho, associate professor for more information.

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A diverse group of students walking across a campus sidewalk
A group of diverse KU students wearing KU garb while cheering at a KU vs. West Virginia basketball game