A group of Native students standing in front of Strong Hall

Native American Initiatives

Building and supporting a community of care that fosters the well-being of all Jayhawks with an emphasis on Native American Jayhawks.

About Us

Welcome to your KU!

Celebrating Native American identities, cultural representation, and supporting success through a community of Native students, faculty, and staff on KU's campus and beyond.
Melissa and Lori sitting behind their table at the Osage Nation college fair event.

Hawk Link Nest information plus three logos for our offices.

Hawk Link Nest

Our office has moved to the Hawk Link Nest. You can find the MSP Scholars Program, Hawk Link, and Native American Initiatives on the 1st Floor of Summerfield Hall, in Suite 130.


Representative Sharice Davids being recognized at KU's Indigenous Peoples' Day


Celebrating and uplifting Native American communities through numerous events at KU and in the local community.
Native Faculty Staff members in a group smiling

Finding Community

Connect with the Native American community on KU's campus and beyond.
A tipi being set up in front of the Lied Center of Kansas


Explore campus and community partnerships that uplift our Native American communities.
Two KU and Haskell community members making hand-made buttons

Campus Programs

Engage in opportunities at KU from academic programs, cross-campus partnerships, summer programs and community initiatives.
Haskell students at KU sitting outside laughing

Haskell/KU Exchange Program

The partnership between Haskell Indian Nations University and the University of Kansas represents a wonderful opportunity for students from both universities to take classes at either campus while remaining full-time students at their home university

Discover the Opportunities

Equity & Success Initiatives

Equity & Success Initiatives houses Native American Initiatives, Haskell/KU Exchange Program, Hawk Link, MSP Scholars Programs, Jayhawk JumpStart (formerly OPTIONS) and supports students who are KC Scholars, Hispanic Development Fund Scholars and Larsen Scholars.