Alternative Breaks

For nearly 20 years, KU Alternative Breaks has been facilitating local and national volunteer experiences that give students the opportunity to gain extensive knowledge of environmental issues while working with professionals in the classroom and in the field. Nearly 100 students have participated in the 13 sustainability focused trips, helping to cultivate students’ perception of environmental and social issues while making an impact on the communities they serve.

Coronavirus Update

KU Recycling and KU Surplus have resumed services. As part of our efforts to reduce an on-campus presence and promote social distancing, we will continue to limit special collections that are not mission critical. For updated information on KU's response to COVID-19, visit

Sustainability Plan

KU Bike Plan

KU Bike Plan

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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times