A year-long strategic planning process for KU Scholarship Halls will begin this spring and is expected to set future direction for the community’s development and success.
The process is will encompass three phases, including data gathering, setting priorities and drafting the plan, and implementation. This plan will be shared in the coming weeks, with both current students and alumni invited to the strategic planning process.
“We are looking at several aspects of scholarship hall living,” said Sarah Waters, KU Student Housing director, “with an eye toward meeting the needs of current and future students while honoring the contributions that alumni have made to this unique community.”
KU has renovated eight of its 12 scholarship halls in the past four years. Students in the scholarship halls do not have to have a scholarship to live there but pay a lower housing rate (the “scholarship”) because everyone completes four to six hours of weekly duties, such as cooking or cleaning for the 50-person community. “Schol Hallers” display a commitment to the cooperative living philosophy and an enthusiasm for passing along their Jayhawk traditions.