Hawk Link is an academic based retention program designed to assist first
year students in navigating their first year by utilizing existing programs
The University of Kansas. Hawk Link is open to all students with a special
emphasis on students of color. Several offices work together to collaborate
on the Hawk Link program highlighting the service that each office provides.
Hawk Link introduces existing programs on campus to students and helps
them navigate each of these programs through direct intervention. Hawk Link
operates from an inclusive model that will prepare students for success
well beyond their college days.
By linking students with various departmental programs and services, Hawk
Link is designed to bring focus to the first year. Direct intervention beginning
with the recruitment process to mentoring programs from both faculty and
students, culminating to the Hawk Link graduation. Hawk Link is designed
to help students with both academic and personal success.
Components of Hawk Link
Hawk Link encompasses many components that assist students in persisting
through their first year. These components are: