Category: Student Involvement

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.”

Sorority informal recruitment information session

By , February 24, 2014 3:49 pm

Collegiate Panhellenic CouncilInterested in joining a sorority?

What: Information Session with *Free Food* open to all women at UMKC to attend to learn about Sorority life and the recruitment process.

When: Friday, February 28.  Women are free to stop by anytime between 7-9pm to grab a bite to eat at the nacho bar and speak to representatives from the 4 National Panhellenic Conference sororities on campus to learn more about what each sorority offers.  These sororities are Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Delta Zeta, and Chi Omega.*

Where: SGA Chambers (Student Union)

Questions? Contact Lexi Gill at

Alpha Delta PiAlpha Sigma AlphaDelta Zeta Chi Omega

*  The National Panhellenic Conference chapter recruitment process is unique to these four chapters listed above.  For more recruitment information about additional UMKC sororities, including Delta Rho, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Lambda Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., or Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. please contact OSI Assistant Director, Brittan Williams at

Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunity

By , February 17, 2014 5:54 pm
Ida Ayalew, UMKC student pictured above, was awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study in Meknes, Morocco.

Ida Ayalew, UMKC student pictured above, was awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study in Meknes, Morocco.

Interested in Study Abroad?  Not sure if you can afford to go?  If you are a federal Pell Grant recipient, then you are eligible to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship!

The Gilman Program diversifies the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by awarding over 2,000 scholarships of up to $5,000.  Applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant.

Attend a workshop to learn about the program and writing a competitive application!  All workshops are in the Student Success Center, room 236:

  • Thursday, February 20th - 2:00-3:00 pm
  • Monday, February 24th - 11:00-12:00 am
  • Tuesday, February 25th - 5:00-6:00 pm

Questions? Email or stop by to visit UMKC International Academic Programs in the Student Success Center, room 120 or call 235-5759.

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