Organization Programming

SILC offers a variety of programming opportunities throughout the school year, including Information Fairs, Student Officer Training Day, Officer/Advisor Workshop Series, and Jayhawk Choice Awards.  Officers/members of organizations are notified of upcoming programs so they are able to participate.  Should you have any questions regarding these programs, or have suggestions for adding a new program, contact SILC at (785) 864-4861 or by email at

Information Fairs
Hawkfest Sign up's go out July 1, 2018.Each year during Hawk Week, the Student Involvement & Leadership Center (SILC) and the Kansas Alumni Association host a student group information fair, with approximately 180-200 spots available for student organizations to table during the event. Sign-up information will be available to the KU student organizations via a Rock chalk central email on July 1. If you have further questions regarding this event, please contact SILC at (785) 864-4861 or by email at WinterFest will be on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Kansas Union- 4th Floor Lobby area.This service event is geared toward KU new and incoming students as well as students searching for involvement opportunities on campus! In collaboration with KU student organizations and departments, this free event will feature student organizations and departmental events, as well as free food and prizes!
Officer Training Day
This half-day program is usually held in late-September or early-October each year. The program consists of breakout topics, such as Diversity and Inclusivity, Nuts and Bolts to keep your organization running, Event Planning and Marketing, various topics on Leadership, and an overview of Funding and Finances that are important for your group to know (Pepsi, Multicultural Education Fund (MEF), Student Senate, Student Union Activities, and Fundraising ideas for your organization). The event is typically held from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on a Saturday and includes free lunch and giveaways for the student attendees. For more information contact SILC at (785) 864-4861 or by email at
Officer/Advisor Workshop Series
SILC offers one-hour workshops bi-weekly to student organization officers/members throughout the school year. Past topics have included conflict resolution, event planning, funding sources, leadership/team building, marketing and social media, officer training and transition, and risk management. Once the schedule of topics/presentations for the semester has been set, student organizations and their members will be notified through Rock Chalk Central ( For more information contact SILC at (785) 864-4861 or by email at
Jayhawk Impact Awards

2019 Jayhawk Impact Awards
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Kansas Union Ballroom - Level 5
Doors Open 5:30 p.m.
Dinner & Ceremony 6:00 p.m.


The Student Involvement & Leadership Center (SILC) is proud host the annual Jayhawk Impact Awards (formally known at the Jayhawk Choice Awards). Centering the contributions and impact of students and organizations throughout the KU community, we are once again celebrating in a major way with the ceremony beginning with a pre-dinner social, dinner during the awards ceremony, and pictures following the last award of the night. The evening will feature over 20 student awards, including the Student Leader of Year Award sponsored by the Vice Provost of Student Affairs and the Tradition of Excellence Award presented by the KU Student Endowment Board. Whether you are an award nominee or a student, staff, or faculty member showing support, we invite you to be a part of this memorable experience. RSVP Required.  RSVP Deadline - Monday, April 12th, 2019.

Award Categories:

Student Programming Awards - For Full Descriptions, Please Click Here

Outstanding Established Program of the Year - Presented by KU Memorial Unions
Outstanding New Program of the Year - Presented by KU Memorial Unions

Individual Student Awards - For Full Descriptions, Please Click Here

Student of the Year Award - Presented by the Division of Student Affairs
Rising Leader Award - Presented by the Office of First Year Experience
Legendary Jayhawk Award - Presented by the KU Student Alumni Network

Student Organization Awards - For Full Discriptions, Please Click Here

Student Organization Advisor of the Year
Student Organization Member of the Year
New Student Organization of the Year
Organization of the Year: Academic Enrichment
Organization of the Year: Student Life Enrichment
Organization Programs of the Year (Community Service, Civic Engagement, or Social Justice Awards)

To complete an Awards Nomination, 
click here: Rock Chalk Central Jayhawk Impact Awards 

Award Nominations Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2019 at midnight


If you have any questions or suggestions for the program, please contact SILC at (785) 864-4861 or by email at

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