Category: Student Involvement

Kick-off Founders’ Week with UMKC Family Weekend

By , September 16, 2014 1:35 pm

UMKC family weekendWe are excited to welcome families back to campus this Fall!  Family Weekend is a wonderful opportunity for families to connect with their students, experience UMKC campus life, and explore the Kansas City community.

No formal agenda is set for Family Weekend, but there are events occurring both on and off campus that suit a variety of family interests, including a KC Sporting game, community service event, Block Party, Regalia Run (and Kangaroo Kids’ Hop!), campus tours, and UMKC Volleyball game.

Register online at the Family Programs Website!  Enjoy a great weekend at UMKC–and don’t forget the celebration continues with UMKC Founders’ Week!

For more information, questions, or comments about Family Weekend, please contact  Visitors with special needs or requests can write ahead to to make arrangements.  Some events require pre-registration and tickets (visit the website to register and purchase tickets).


Celebrate Constitution Day on Sept 17

By , September 9, 2014 10:33 am

Constitution Day 2014How much do you remember from your civics and American government courses?  Test your knowledge in honor of Constitution Day!

Please join the UMKC School of Law for a trivia competition over the lunch hour on September 17, 2014 in the law school’s student lounge.  The event is hosted by the American Constitution Society and the Black Law Student Association.

Also in honor of Constitution Day, UMKC Law students are volunteering to teach a civics class at a local middle school to share their passion for the Constitution and Constitutional law.

Constitution Day became a recognized federal holiday in 2004, when legislation authored by Senator Robert Byrd was signed into law.  The Act mandates that all educational institutions that receive public funding provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on or near September 17th each year.

New Trans+ and Allies Groups

By , September 2, 2014 5:16 pm

Trans AlliesUMKC values diversity and inclusiveness and is committed to being a welcoming environment that supports the success of all students.

Trans+ Young Adult Social Group is a trans-exclusive space for trans+ identifying college students and young adults age 18-30 to discuss topics relevant to the experience of being a trans+ young adult.  The group meets on Monday nights from 7-9pm in the Rainbow Lounge at UMKC.

We have also started an exciting, new all-inclusive Trans+Allies group this semester that is open to trans+ individuals of all ages, friends, family, community members, students, and anyone who identifies as an ally.  The group meets the first Thursday of each month in the Student Union room 302 from 6-8pm starting September 4th.  This would be a great group for ally students, family members and friends of trans+ individuals, as well as trans+ individuals who are unavailable on Monday nights or do not meet the age restriction for the college student/young adult group.

For more information, contact Alexandra Ross or Michelle Farrell at or Jonathan Pryor, coordinator of UMKC LGBTQIA Programs & Services, at

New Student Activity Funding policies and bylaws for 2014-2015

By , May 13, 2014 4:52 pm

On April 28, 2014 the Student Activity Funds Committee (SAFC) voted and approved bylaw changes that will affect the funding structure for students and student organizations.  The new policies will take effect beginning July 1, 2014.  Students, especially those responsible for student organizations, are requested to review the new guidelines and bylaws of the SAFC.

As our student organizations grow, it is important that the partnership between the organization and advisor remain active and collaborative.  All budgets are to be created by students involved in the organizations, utilizing their advisors as a resource and support during this process.  If additional support is needed students can always contact the Student Government Association or the Office of Student Involvement for support with the development of budgets or individual requests.

All updated documents reflecting the student approved changes to the bylaws are located on RooGroups—SGA Funding Guidelines, Funding Request Form, SGA-SAFC Bylaws and Specific Standards.  Below is a synopsis of a few of the changes, but it is to your benefit to carefully read the new policies and bylaws found in RooGroups prior to submitting any budget request.

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Spring 2014 Multicultural Graduate Reception (May 5)

By , April 30, 2014 9:17 am

Multicultural Grad Reception 2014The Multicultural Student Affairs Office would like to invite you to our Multicultural Graduate Reception, Monday, May 5, 6:00-8:00pm in room 401CD, Student Union!

Join us as we celebrate the success of our 2014 graduates and recognize the contributions of some of our rising leaders. The program will include a reception, recognition ceremony and a keynote speaker.  This year’s keynote speaker is Randy Lopez, Director of the Migrant Education Program for the Shawnee Mission School District.

If you are interested in attending please RSVP to or 816.235.5628.

Student Government Association — Campus Vote

By , April 15, 2014 7:34 pm

UMKCSGAThe Student Government Association voted on March 10th to add a Disabled Students Secondary Council to their body.  As this is a constitutional change, it also requires a two-thirds (2/3) vote to affirm this decision by the voting student body.

Students can vote for this change at  The link will be live until Friday, April 18th at 5 pm.

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