Prepare to soar
The pioneers who chose the highest ridge overlooking the Kansas River valley as the site for the University of Kansas understood the significance of their decision. As they intended, “far above” has served as both a physical description and an aspirational symbol of KU for nearly 150 years.
Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas represents an unprecedented effort to realize the aspirations that guide our evolution. We seek to secure a leading position among the top tier of public research universities and academic medical centers in America. A towering presence should be expected from the state’s flagship university.
Intellectual inquiry at KU has never been more robust. Still, it hungers for nourishment that begins with resources: for financial assistance to attract the most qualified students, regardless of ability to pay … for modern facilities in which to teach, learn and discover … for research that promises innovations, therapies and cures … for treatments that save patients’ lives and build healthy communities … for esteemed faculty who inspire generations of students … and, yes, for an educational experience that nurtures the Jayhawk tradition of leadership, lifelong
connections and achievement.
Whether you choose to support a campaign priority or an initiative of your own design, now is the time to affirm your belief in our vision. We ask, not for KU in the abstract, but for the thousands of individuals whose lives KU improves every day. The students. The faculty. The people of Kansas and beyond.
Soar with us.