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Sport, University & You - II

This Residential Learning Community brings together students living in Self Residence Hall, who have an interest in taking a specially designed section of UNIV 101.

UNIV 101
Jessica Mattes, First-Year Experience

The two-credit-hour UNIV 101 or Orientation Seminar course associated with this Learning Community is small, enrolling about 19 students. In addition to addressing KU’s global connections, students develop capacities and have learning experiences that will transfer to a variety of campus and life contexts. By becoming a part of the Sport, University & You community, you will come to know campus better, will more fully understand your individual and team strengths, will practice and develop critical thinking skills, will learn about information literacy and research, and will gain memorable experiences.

Photo of Jessica MattesJessica Mattes grew up in an athletic family; she played soccer, her brother was a wrestler, both of her parents coached. Sports led to many of her family’s travels—she has seen the majority of the Midwest thanks to her past soccer schedule. Her family’s competitive edge and sports fandom bridged the majority of their dinner conversations and shaped her strengths as a student and professional. Jessica’s passion for competition and athletics drives her to support students transitioning away from their athletic identity. You may not be playing a D1 sport, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t an athlete.


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