Departments

The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management consists of 13 departments, each of which is responsible for providing a variety of student support, service and educational programs to the University community.

Academic Support and Mentoring 

The mission of Academic Support and Mentoring is to promote educational access, retention and academic excellence for students of all ages throughout our campus, our community and the world Read More

ASM developed the innovative academic support program known as Supplemental Instruction (SI) and now houses the International Center for SI. It is also home to the video-based SI program that provides a unique learning experience for UMKC students as well as rural high-school students. In addition, individual tutoring for math and science courses is available through the Math and Science Resource Center. ASM also administers the AmeriCorps grant, Jumpstart, which pairs UMKC students with preschool children to help them get an early start on learning.

Admissions 

The mission of the Office of Admissions is to serve as the initial contact for prospective students and to establish relationships through recruiting, admitting and welcoming a diverse student body and community while providing excellent customer service Read More

Admissions collaborates with each academic unit as well as many campus departments on recruiting efforts such as our freshmen and transfer orientations, campus visit days, admitted student receptions, high school and community college counselor visit programs, “Make High School Count” presentations, and many other events both on- and off-campus.

Career Services

The mission of Career Services is to empower students and others to successfully develop, evaluate and initiate career planning and professional development within a constantly changing work environment. In addition, Career Services embraces diversity in all forms and strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened and productive environment Read More

Career Services is a centralized career development office dedicated to offering comprehensive and relevant career development programming. Services offered include individual career counseling and exploration appointments and workshops, outreach and professional development workshops/events, networking opportunities for students and employers to connect in a variety of venues, and diverse online career resources to meet our constituents’ needs, including Roo Career Network.

Counseling, Health, Testing and Disability Services

The mission of Counseling, Health, Testing and Disability Services is to provide high quality and comprehensive psychological, health, testing and disability services which support the personal and academic potential of individuals and programs in a diverse campus community Read More

  • The Counseling Center provides a full range of assessment, psychological, crisis and risk consultation, substance abuse prevention, and programming services to our campus community. The Center is a nationally accredited training program for doctoral interns in the field of counseling and clinical psychology. Additionally, the Center serves as a key partner on the University’s Case Management Team for assisting at-risk students.
  • Student Health and Wellness (SHW) provides primary health care to students including treating acute and stable chronic illnesses, acute and preventative women’s health care, allergy shots and immunizations, and a student pharmacy. Student Health and Wellness also provides Health Promotions outreach presentations for the campus community and is a partner with Counseling to provide the MindBody Connection to our students.
  • Testing Services serves the entire campus community by administering national standardized admissions examinations, licensure and certification examinations and university assessments in conjunction with the UMKC Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning.
  • The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (OSSD) assists the campus community in providing equal access to all educational opportunities. OSSD coordinates accommodations with instructors and utilizes new and available technologies as needed. OSSD also works closely with the Disability Services Advisory Board to ensure our campus continues to meet the needs of all our students.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The mission of the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office (FASO) is to connect students with the financial resources they need to succeed, provide an effective process to do so and work with our constituents for the benefit of our institution and community Read More

The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office achieves this mission by conducting outreach activities with prospective students, their families and with other community organizations. The Office also works closely with university personnel to ensure financial aid resources are strategically utilized to help reach enrollment and retention goals.

International Student Affairs

The mission of the International Student Affairs Office (ISAO) is to recruit, admit, orient, advise and retain international students and scholars for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Read More

International Student Affairs increases the globalization of our campus – from supporting our international students and scholars to sharing cultures from around the world with our campus community. The ISAO staff assists international students by advising them on personal, academic and immigration issues and by creating programming to introduce them to the opportunities awaiting them here. International Student Affairs welcomes and celebrates international students and scholars from all continents and more than 80 countries, contributing greatly to the diversity of our campus. As international students share their unique attributes and cultural perspectives with our campus community, the university engages in developing cultural competency for all UMKC students, a necessary skill that prepares UMKC graduates to thrive in a global world.

Multicultural Student Affairs 

The mission of the Multicultural Student Affairs Office (MSA) is to enhance the student experience by creating diverse programming, nurturing relationships across campus and in the community and addressing academic and social needs in an effort to provide an inclusive campus environment that supports students of color Read More

Multicultural Student Affairs seeks to collaboratively educate, empower and engage the campus wide community on the multicultural experience. We achieve this through providing leadership to multicultural student organizations to ensure relevant cultural programming is present campus wide, partnering with various campus constituents to weave the experiences of multicultural students into the fabric of the institution and serving as an additional support system to the overall growth, development and success of our students.

Registration and Records

The mission of Registration and Records is to provide accurate and professional registration and records services to ensure the integrity of official student records while enforcing academic policies Read More

UMKC’s Registration and Records Office is an integral part of student enrollment management at all stages of a student’s career at UMKC. The office coordinates class scheduling, course registration, transcripts, VA benefits administration, credential checks, transfer credit evaluations, academic policies and catalog updates, enrollment verifications, student records, diplomas and management of the PeopleSoft student module. The Office also works closely with Academic Advisors and collaborates with the Division of Academic Affairs on several key issues related to academic policies and procedures.

Residential Life

The mission of Residential Life is to promote student development by creating inclusive and safe living environments that foster student success both personally and academically Read More

Residential Life offers students multiple opportunities to engage with the University by living right on campus. Residential facilities house over 1,600 students in a diverse living atmosphere, providing support, resources and programming not only to help those students succeed in their classes but to also help students have a well-rounded experience at UMKC.

Student HelpLine

UMKC HelpLine is an informational resource for our campus community. We focus on problem solving to assist students, faculty and staff with campus policies and procedures, information within the University and general questions in a neutral, confidential and professional manner.

To learn more about UMKC HelpLine and its services, call 816-235-2222 or e-mail us.

Student Involvement

The mission of the Office of Student Involvement (OSI) is to be an open and welcoming space for all students and colleagues, to create co-curricular experiences that compliment the academic mission of the institution, to foster positive relationships with our campus and greater Kansas City communities and to encourage innovation and best practices Read More

OSI provides comprehensive, co-curricular activities and programs designed to engage all students with the university and with our urban community. OSI advises nearly 300 student organizations and supports opportunities for students to participate in leadership development, fraternity and sorority affairs, the Union Programming Board, Student Government, LGBTQIA programs & services, and community service initiatives and programs.

Student Union and Atterbury Student Success Center

The mission of the Student Union is to provide a welcoming, sustainable environment that values the diversity of all students and encourages collaboration and understanding through formal and informal associations Read More

The mission of the Atterbury Student Success Center is to provide high-quality, integrated and responsive services that promote students’ academic and personal success in support of our retention and graduation goals. The Center will provide for a more collaborative and effective delivery of academic advising, tutoring, career counseling, transfer support and other services to meet the diverse needs of our students now and in the future.

Swinney Recreation Center

The mission of the Swinney Recreation Center (SRC) is to develop healthy lifestyles through leisure activities by providing diverse recreational opportunities to the University community within an environment that values and embraces individual differences Read More

The Center offers students and its members an array of personal fitness options, including aerobics classes, fitness center, 25-yard indoor/outdoor swimming pool, steam and sauna rooms, bicycle check-out, kinesis equipment, intramural sports, bod pod body mass indexing system, racquetball and squash ball courts, eighth-mile indoor track, outdoor track, five basketball courts and outdoor soccer/recreational stadium. The Center also operates an annex at the Hospital Hill campus.

UMKC Central

UMKC Central is a one-stop service location for students to get answers to questions about Admissions, Cashiers and Collections, Financial Aid and Scholarships, and Registration and Records. The goal is to provide exceptional customer service to reduce the feelings of “run-around,” saving students their time.

Women’s Center

The mission of the Women’s Center is to advocate, educate and provide support services for the advancement of women’s equity on campus and within the community at large Read More

In support of this mission, the Women’s Center provides a number of educational programs on campus and in the community to raise awareness of women’s and gender issues. The UMKC Women’s Center was founded in 1971 and is one of the oldest campus women’s centers in the United States.