College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Graduates: Download your UPDATED PARTICIPANT HANDBOOK (May 8, 2018) for details.

We are proud to announce the first annual SLLC Graduation Recognition Ceremony. Please join us for this milestone event on May 12, at 8:30 a.m. in the Woodruff Auditorium in the KU Memorial Union.

We invite all graduating students to attend and bring their friends and family. The event is free and open to the public, but graduating students must RSVP to participate.

Graduating Majors will be called up on the stage during this ceremony to be recognized. Majors, Minors, MA and PhD recipients will all be recognized in the event program.

Live-Feed of the ceremony: Saturday, 8:30am to 9:40pm



SLLC Graduation Recognition Ceremony

May 12, 2018 Woodruff Auditorium, KU Memorial Union, 5th Floor - 8:30am.

Graduates, arrive no later than 7:30am.

Graduates, you must RSVP to this event to be able to participate. Please use this link to register for this event by May 1, 2018. Download the UPDATE PARTICIPANT HANDBOOK -(May 8, 2018) event outline, timelines, check-lists. We have it all.  Download it here!



    1st Annual SLLC Graduation Recognition Ceremony

    Saturday, May 12, 2018

    8:30 a.m.

    Woodruff Auditorium, KU Memorial Union

    KU Lawrence Campus




Our Statement on Diversity in support of Rock Chalk Invisible Hawk and the University of Kansas Black Student Union’s efforts to combat racism.
The School of Languages & Cultures serves as a gateway to understanding the diversity of the world, through learning languages, literatures, and cultures, past and present. Through its research and teaching, the SLLC offers students opportunities for deep engagement with a wide range of languages, literatures, and cultures that provide the knowledge and skills to interact with and understand the world. The faculty and students who teach, research, and learn in the SLLC consider issues of diversity fundamental to all of our work. The study of others' languages, literatures, and cultures enables us to develop deep empathy and perspective informs the way that we approach issues before us, whether on a personal, local, regional, national, or global scale. Therefore take it as axiomatic that the SLLC stands for a campus that is committed to the meaningful sharing, contemplation, and discussion of ideas that emerge from multiple cultural perspectives and experiences. We continually rededicate ourselves to the principle of diversity. We strive to create an atmosphere where all students and faculty feel comfortable and welcome to express their views as well as work together to solve conflict. Further, we view our mission as a center of diversity on a flagship campus as requiring us to lead by example.

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