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Rapport Program

Rapport is a networking and support program that provides opportunities for professional social, community connection in an effort to build campus community engagement. Events are open to all KU graduate students, staff, and faculty.

Staff & Faculty Rapport Program

Our event in April 2023 brought staff and faculty together to learn more about our Faculty Staff councils. Many who attended the event shared that they left feeling re-energized and more connected to the community. In the 2023-2024 academic year, the Rapport initiative has expanded, in collaboration with Faculty Affairs, Human Resource Management, Commerce Bank, and other partners to cultivate more holistic employee support, networking, and community building.

The dates for the 2023-2024 Staff & Faculty Rapport program are set. Please RSVP if you plan to attend any or all of the events! Food and refreshments are provided.

Location: The Pub @ the Jayhawk Welcome Center

Time: 3:30-5:30 pm for each date

2023 - 2024 Rapport Dates

  • September 6, 2023

  • October 17, 2023

  • November 15, 2023

  • January 11, 2024

  • February 22, 2024

  • April 4, 2024

Graduate Student Rapport Program

Launched in Spring 2023, Rapport for graduate students focuses on building intentional networks of care and belonging for KU graduate students. DEIB partnered with the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Graduate Studies, Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity, International Support Services (ISS),Office of Multicultural Affairs, and Commerce Bank to host four sessions. Students who have participated in Rapport report a greater sense of belonging at KU because they were able to identify support and community across academic disciplines.

All graduate students are welcome to attend Rapport Programs. If you plan to attend any of the Graduate Student Rapport events, please RSPV. Food and refreshments are provided.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please email at least one week prior to the event.

Fall 2023 Dates

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 4pm to 6pm @ The Oread Hotel, Bird Dog Bar

Thursday, September 21, 2023 4pm to 6pm @ The Oread Hotel, Bird Dog Bar

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 6pm to 8pm @ The Oread Hotel, Bird Dog Bar

 Thursday, November 16, 2023 6pm to 8pm @ The Oread Hotel, Bird Dog Bar

2023 - 2024 Rapport Dates

  • September 5, 2023

  • September 21, 2023

  • November 16, 2023

  • November 29, 2023

Support Provided By Commerce Bank