Students give final presentations to classmates in ELPS 886 in JRP.

The Academic Retention and Engagement Center

Connecting You to KU

About AREC

Our Priority

Developing diverse student populations through educational and innovative opportunities that support the academic and professional goals of the students.


School of Architecture and Design, Hands On.

Summer Success Series

Connect virtually with other students before you come to campus
TRIO Options Event.


Get a head start with this FREE early access program
AREC Meeting

Hawk Link

Find your community and stay connected through this academic enhancement program
KUWC Mentoring Session.

Peer Mentoring

College is hard, talk to somebody


Student Led MSP Events

Multicultural Scholars Program

Scholarship program supporting the recruitment and retention of a diverse group of undergraduate students
The International Jayhawk Festival

Native American Initiatives

Building and supporting a community of care that fosters the well-being of all Native American Jayhawks.
Students Collaborating on Projects from KU Centers

Other Support Programs

We are glad you have chosen to become a Jayhawk! There are many awards and programs that are designed to introduce you to resources and opportunities to enrich your journey and lead you down the path of success.


8AM - 5PM
The Academic Retention and Engagement Center Hours (Monday-Friday)
AREC is Open
Located in Summerfield Hall , Room 350
Call 785-864-7022