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Office of Student Affairs

  • Contact or Visit Us
  • Cassy Bailey, Dean of Students
  • 785.594.8431
  • fax: 785.594.4568
  • P.O. Box 65
  • Baldwin City, KS 66006-0065
  • Hours
  • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Second Floor - Harter Union

Coping with the Sophomore Slump

If you think that you might be experiencing the Slump, try these coping methods.

Take care of your general physical well-being.

  • Eat regularly
  • Sleep regularly
  • Exercise

Talk to your academic advisor.

  • Explore classes that look fascinating.
  • Take a class for fun or self-expression.
  • Make a personal connection with a faculty member.
  • Explore options for academic support.

Find interesting extracurricular activities.

Talk to someone from the Counseling Center.

  • Sophomore Slump is normal.
  • Determine whether your schedule is too demanding.
  • Identify underlying stressors.
  • Learn means to assert your growing identity.

Visit Career Services.

  • Explore opportunities.
  • Ask questions.
  • Talk with others who have experienced the Slump.

Talk with the University minister about Spiritual Life.

  • Explore meaning and purpose.
  • Develop a meaningful relationship.
  • Increase interaction with college personnel and services.

Explore Fraternity and Sorority Life.

  • Learn leadership skills.
  • Form lifelong friends.

Dine with the Dean.

Meals for small groups of sophomores hosted by the Dean of Students

  • Take this opportunity to reflect on your experiences to date and issues that affect campus life.
  • Watch your email inbox for an invitation to one of seven monthly dinners.


Office of Student Affairs

Career Services

Student Academic Success

Counseling Center

Health Center

Minister to the University


Use these strategies to thrive during your sophomore year: