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Leadership, University & You

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

Leadership, University & You is a Learning Community focused on leadership and society, career and leadership development, and the role of leadership at KU. Field trips, visitors, projects, and discussions help students understand how and where they can learn about and become involved with leadership on and off campus. Using critical and intersecting lenses, course readings and assignments challenge students to think about the varied roles that leadership plays in our lives.

UNIV 101

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 issues concerning leadership, students develop capacities and have learning experiences that will transfer to a variety of campus and life contexts. By becoming a part of the Leadership, 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. 

This section of UNIV 101 will be taught by the Student Involvement and Leadership coordinator for leadership programs.


In 1999, Lewis Hall was renovated and its rooms include two-person rooms with bath, two-person suites, and four-person suites. Effective 2015, the top floor of Lewis will house returning residents; the rest of the building will be freshman-only. Lewis Hall is attached to Mrs. E's dining center.

Adriana DiCenzo is the complex director for Lewis and Templin Residence Halls at KU. DiCenzo, born and reared in Cheshire, Connecticut, earned her bachelor’s degree in History and English from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. She also has her Masters of Science in Strategic Leadership and Organizational Design from the University of Indianapolis. DiCenzo has served as a Resident Director at the University of Indianapolis in Indiana and is now excited to serve in this role here at KU.

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