The Academic Retention and Engagement Center

We support our students through dedicated retention initiatives designed to facilitate a successful transition to KU and the ongoing support needed to help students accomplish their goals. The initiatives and programs within the Academic Retention and Engagement Center will include Hawk Link, the Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP), the Haskell Exchange Program, Peer Mentoring, OPTIONS (in partnership with TRIO), KC Scholars, Hispanic Development Fund Scholars, and the Adidas Leadership Scholars. The Academic Retention and Engagement Center is designed to support students' needs in their transition to KU and to help them accomplish all of the great things that they are capable of!


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