Emilie Atherton

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Title: Assistant Complex Director


Email: emilie.atherton@ku.edu
Phone: 785-864-4908

What brought you to KU: The big school atmosphere and vibrant spirit and tradition was what brought me to KU. Once I was on campus I really felt at home within the Housing Department. I knew that the other professionals within the department would push me to grow and become a better professional all while providing support and friendship.

What are important qualities needed to be successful here: In order to be successful at KU you need to be willing to venture out of your comfort zone. The department will push you to try things that you haven't done before or don't feel super confident with in order to help to make you a well rounded professional. I have done a lot of work with social justice and have been able to help develop systems and programming to push others to do the same.

Where is your favorite place on campus or in Lawrence: My favorite place in Lawrence is Cielito Lindo! This is a fun Mexican restaurant located in downtown Lawrence. There is a lot of great food and energy. 


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More than $200,000 in annual scholarships to returning residents
Academic success: More than 94 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen in student housing enroll for the next semester
5,100 residents choose student housing each year
Residence hall rates are almost $2,000 less per year than the national average for public schools
— College Board
$4 million alumni gift funded Krehbiel Scholarship Hall
Options include suites, private bedroom with shared bath, two-person rooms, scholarship halls, and apartments
Oswald and Self residence halls opened in 2015
One bill covers all costs: room, food, utilities, and wireless Internet
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