Experiential Learning Collaborative

The Collaborative brings together the unit directors in Civic and Social Responsibility; Office of First Year Experience; Student Involvement and Leadership Center; Study Abroad & International Programs; University Career Services; and Undergraduate Research with the goal to develop, expand and promote Experiential Learning on the campus.

Experiential learning denotes a rigorous learning experience, occurring within a community setting (e.g., professional, artistic, scientific, scholarly, local) and integrated as part of an academic degree program, which requires the student to take an active role in the learning process. The Collaborative will develop an experiential learning clearinghouse, overseeing assessment of these experiences, and creating a tracking system for students completing these experiences. The Collaborative also oversees the majority of the undergraduate certification programs on campus.


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times