Category: Student Involvement

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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Run UPB! Applications now available

By , April 8, 2014 10:40 am

RUNUPBThe Union Programming Board (UPB) is a student run organization that works to bring fun, free, and diverse events and activities to the UMKC student body.   These events include bi-weekly movie nights in the Student Union Theater, cultural/social justice focused programming, live performances from local or upcoming musical artist, trips to various Kansas City attractions, and much more.  UPB Coordinators serve in stipendiary student positions where they are tasked with creating, organizing, and executing these events throughout the academic year.

UPB is now taking applications for 2014-2015 Coordinator positions.  Applications are available online at RooGroups and are due by April 18, 2014.

Questions can be directed to Habib Hassan at

Applications Available for Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life

By , March 11, 2014 9:42 am

Women's CenterThe Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life announces the 21st Century Leadership Academy, May 18-23, 2014 in St. Louis, MO.

Apply to represent UMKC as a Shear Fellow.  Application Deadline: March 20, 2014

Spend a week with outstanding student leaders and savvy women in public life:  women judges, women office  holders & women public policy experts.

What will you do as a Shear Fellow?

  1. Develop leadership skills.
  2. Build self confidence.
  3. Make friends & contacts for your future.

To apply, use the online form at

For more information on the Leadership Academy, visit

With questions, contact Dr. Brenda Bethman, Director of the UMKC Women’s Center.



International Culture Night

By , March 4, 2014 9:16 am

CULTURE NIGHT 2014 SAVE THE DATEThe UMKC International Ambassadors are excited to invite the UMKC community to Culture Night 2014!

Join us in celebrating cultures from around the globe!  Enjoy music, dance, food, art, traditions, and fashion.

Culture Night will take place on Friday, March 14 from 5:30 – 8:30pm in the Student Union.

Travel the world without leaving UMKC!

For more information, email or visit us on Facebook at “UMKC International Student Affairs Office.”

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