About MSP

The MSP Program supports the recruitment, retention, academic success, and career preparation of diverse populations of undergraduate students.
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Across Campus

MSP partners with the academic units at KU to provide mentoring, peer-connections, resources, and academic support under the direction of the Vice Provost for Academic Success.

Find Your Program

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Student Experience

MSP aims to maximize the KU student experience by helping scholars achieve academic excellence, experience professional opportunities, and develop as leaders in their field and community.


Our Purpose

Our program supports KU's commitment to maintaining a campus community where all students have equitable opportunities to succeed in their academic and professional experiences.

MSP provides a social and professional network through a cohort-model within a students' academic unit while connecting scholars to a broader group of MSP students and alumni across disciplines at KU.

Students participate in activities that offer space for scholars to share experiences, engage in experiences outside the classroom, and participate in opportunities that enhance their readiness for careers or graduate studies. MSP opportunities include career preparation, academic support, community engagement and leadership experience, and active membership in an ever-growing social and professional network of MSP Jayhawks past and present. 

MSP Leaders

The MSP Program is privileged to receive the support and commitment from MSP Program Directors, donors and alumni, who continue to be strong advocates for our students.
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History of MSP

The MSP Program was founded in 1992 within the School of Business by former professor and Executive Director, Dr. Renate Mai-Dalton. MSP has expanded to provide financial and academic support to over 200 students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the Schools of Architecture & Design, Business, Education & Human Sciences, Journalism & Mass Communications, Pharmacy, and Music.