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International Women's Student Handbook

Based on research and feedback, we know that there are some questions and concerns that are common for international women. Gender affects our expectations, assumptions, and opportunities. Thinking about your role as an international student, in terms of gender, might help you connect and acclimate more quickly and help you to create a satisfying, successful experience. This handbook is designed to supplement the materials provided by International Student and Scholar Services and the Applied English Center that help you prepare for and adjust to life at the University of Kansas. Click here to access the handbook.

Parenting Resources

Lactation Rooms
The ETC works with campus departments on campus to coordinate lactation rooms for members of the campus community and guests. If you need help finding a convenient location or would like to create a lactation room in your department or building, please contact us via email at emilytaylorcenter@ku.edu or by phone 785-864-3552

Pregnant and Parenting Student Resource Handbook (pdf)

The Emily Taylor Center is proud to present a handbook for pregnant and parenting students at KU. This handbook includes on-campus resources, lactation room locations (with a campus map), scholarship information, Title IX protections, rights, and words of advice and encouragement. We created this handbook to provide a comprehensive resource for students who are also parents. Student parents have many unique responsibilities that they must balance, and it is important to provide a resource that will help student parents navigate both roles. We hope this resource answers many, if not all, of the questions student parents have as they learn to navigate as a student and as a parent at the University of Kansas. 

Hilltop Childcare Center
Hilltop’s primary mission is to provide convenient, high quality care and education for the children of University families. Visit their website for more information about admission, curriculum, and any applicable fees.
Location: 1605 Irving Hill Road
Contact: 785-864-4940

KU Family Policies & Resources

Click on the link above to view pertinent family policies for KU faculty and staff.

Gender Inclusive Restrooms

The Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity and its campus partners have worked to provide more single-use, gender inclusive restrooms on the KU campus. Its goal is to offer safe and comfortable places for all members of the campus community to use the restroom. The Center is particularly focused on offering these restrooms to those individuals who are transgender, gender nonconforming, queer, those with disabilities who have an attendant of a different sex or gender, and parents with young children of another sex or gender. Click here for a list of Gender Inclusive Restrooms.

Scholarships and Aid

Scholarships and Aid
This site provides resources for scholarships, grants, loans, and other financial aid. Center staff are also happy to meet individually with students to explore additional resources. 

Sexual & Domestic Violence Services

CARE Coordinator - Merrill Evans
The Campus Assistance, Resource, Education and Engagement (CARE) Coordinator provides support, assistance, information and coordination of services to students and members of the campus community who might be affected by sexual violence. This is a confidential resource on campus. 
Contact: 785-864-9255

Willow Domestic Violence Center
Shelter and services for women and children experiencing domestic violence. All services are free of charge and available to women, men, trans and gender non-conforming people, and children who have experienced domestic violence or human trafficking. Services are available for all residents of Douglas, Franklin and Jefferson Counties.
24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 785-843-3333

Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center
Provides 24 hour comprehensive victim-centered services for people of all ages and genders affected by sexual violence for Douglas, Franklin and Jefferson counties.
Contact: 785-843-8985

Sexual Assault Prevention Education Center

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center promotes social change and the elimination of sexual violence through prevention education, inclusive programming, and campus wide collaboration. 
Contact: 785-864-5879

Reporting Incidents of Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment or Discrimination

Institutional Opportunity and Access (IOA)​
The Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access (IOA) is responsible for administering the University of Kansas equal opportunity and non-discrimination policies and procedures, as well as, encouraging a campus climate of respect and understanding of all aspects of the human experience.

CARE Coordinator - Merrill Evans (Confidential Resource)
Campus Assistance, Resource and Education Coordinator; The primary role is to coordinate support services for individuals (both victims and alleged perpetrators) impacted by sexual assault, sexual battery, partner/dating violence and stalking.

KU Public Safety Office
Parent organization for KU Police, Security & Emergency Planning, and Emergency Communications & Data. For information about campus safety mechanisms and services first contact the public safety office.If you are experiencing an emergency call 911.
Location: 1501 Crestline Drive
Non-emergency contact: 785-864-5900
Crime Stoppers: 785-864-8888

Kansas Crisis Hotline
The Hotline gives Kansans confidential, 24-hour, toll-free crisis intervention and referral services.
Contact: 888-363-2287

Safety at KU

Jayhawk Buddy System
The Jayhawk Buddy System is a campus wide campaign to encourage healthy, safe student behavior by empowering students to step up and intervene before poor choices are made. Click the link above to read more about how you can be a Jayhawk Buddy and A.C.T.:

Agree on a plan for the evening or event
Check-in with your buddy regularly 
Take action to get you and your buddy home safely

Concealed Carry Information

Find more information on Concealed Carry from this website through the Office of the Provost. 

Self Defense Training

This course takes a holistic approach to self-defense, emphasizing both physical and psychological strategies. The workshop is designed to improve your awareness, personal safety, and self-confidence. Each session is presented by professional martial artists from Premier Martial Arts. No prior martial arts experiences required. Wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes. To register please complete the online registration form here.

Mental Health

Counseling and Psychological Services
CAPS Personal Counseling Services can help students with issues related to adjusting to college and other psychological, interpersonal, and family problems. Some common issues include anxiety, depression, homesickness, and body image. Individual, couple, and group sessions are available. There may be fees associated with these services. 
Location: 1200 Schwegler Drive, 2nd Floor
Contact: 785-864-2277

Headquarters Counseling Center
A counseling and information center for individuals in the community. Available 24/7 via phone. Emotional chat support is available Tuesday - Saturday from 11 PM to 2 AM.
Contact: 785-841-2345

Kansas Crisis Hotline
The Hotline gives Kansans confidential, 24-hour, toll-free crisis intervention and referral services.
Contact: 888-363-2287

Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
The Bert Nash Center is a nonprofit community mental health organization offering a wide range of outpatient services. It was founded in 1950 in memory of Dr. Bert Nash (1898-1947), a University of Kansas educational psychologist and community leader dedicated to improving the health of Kansas children. Today, the Center is a licensed, comprehensive mental health facility committed to providing research-based services to improve the lives of Douglas County residents. The Center provides a number of outpatient therapy options for adults and children, including individual and group therapy and several specialized services.


Watkins Health Services
Located in Watkins Health Center, Watkins Health Services provides comprehensive medical care and outreach programs through a team of dedicated professionals. Watkins provides quality health care services to currently enrolled KU students, student spouses and domestic partners. They also provide selected services to staff and faculty. Services include general health, women's health, pharmacy, immunizations, allergy consultation, and lab services. There may be fees associated with these services. 
Location: 1200 Schwegler Drive
Contact: 785-864-9500 


Career Conversations
Gender can influence and affect career options and opportunities. Looking for a listening ear and some options on finding your career path, balancing work and life, and/or expanding your skills to succeed? The Emily Taylor Center staff is here to help you get started! Email us at emilytaylorcenter@ku.edu or stop by. 
Location: 4024 Wescoe
Contact: 785-864-3552

Career Resources for Women
The University Career Center (UCC), in partnership with the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity, offers a wide variety of services and tools to assist women throughout the career development process. Please read and explore the Career Resources for Women page to learn more about how we can help!

University Career Center
Assists KU students and alumni with career advising, interview and resume skills, as well as career placement advising.
Location: 320 Anschutz Library
Contact: 785-864-3624

Diversity Initiatives

Office of Diversity & Equity

The Office of Diversity & Equity works to strategically lead, connect and advocate for diversity, equity and access at KU. 
Location: Strong Hall Room 250
Contact: 785-864-4904


Get Involved with the Emily Taylor Center

The Emily Taylor Center offers many opportunities to develop and use leadership skills in an array of areas from a gender and social justice lens. The Center works to match the interest and needs of volunteers to projects and/or positions in order to provide the best possible leadership experience. Follow the link above to learn about the Center's offerings and to sign up! Also, check us out on social media, where we post announcements about campus and community opportunities to get involved!

Student Involvement and Leadership Center

The Student Involvement and Leadership Center serves the University of Kansas community as advocates, advisors, and educators for students and student organizations by providing various services, programs, and experiences to create and foster involvement and leadership opportunities that enhance professional, personal, and educational development in preparation to become contributing citizens of a diverse society.

Rock Chalk Central

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