Academic Check-ins

freedom_breakfast_1Meet one on one with a committed MSA staff member to:

  • Improve GPA
  • Overcome academic challenges
  • Learn effective study skills
  • Time management
  • Test taking strategies
  • Develop mentor relationship with MSA staff
  • Referrals to effectively access campus and community resources

Students can sign up for the Academic Check-in Program by contacting us.

Multicultural Presentations

aa-month-1The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs hosts a series of workshops and activities to increase awareness and appreciation around diversity. This program is available to academic classes, student organizations, student affairs offices, and any other campus departments. Some of the topics we cover include but are not limited to:

  • Creating Cultural Advocates
  • Social Justice
  • Breaking Down Barriers
  • Multicultural Education

You can find our presentation schedule on our upcoming events page.


Latino Heritage Month

Picture12Latino Heritage Month is observed from September 15th through October 15th. The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs works collaboratively around campus and with the Kansas City community to host and promote several events that celebrate educational, cultural and social experiences within the Latino culture.

African American History Month

Picture5February is recognized as African American History Month. During this month, we celebrate the contributions and achievements of African-American men and women throughout the history of the United States. The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs hosts and promotes several events each February which highlight celebrations, educational experiences, and festivals around the Kansas City area in honor of African American History Month.

Freedom Breakfast

aa-month-3The Freedom Breakfast was created not only to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but also to promote unity and harmony within our campus and surrounding community. It serves as a kick-off to African-American History Month and is a collaborative effort with The African-American Student Union (TAASU).

Youth Days

youth_days_1For more than 20 years, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs has offered the African-American and Latino Youth Days to serve as a leadership development and college readiness opportunity for students in the Kansas City metropolitan area and schools within a 50 mile radius. It is a collaborative effort with the UMKC Office of Admissions.
Schools can RSVP for our Youth Days by contacting us.

Multicultural Graduate Reception

The Multicultural Graduate Reception is an annual event recognizing the academic and leadership success of our students of color. This program offers students and their families an opportunity to celebrate their achievements while bridging the gap between alumni and recent graduates.

Students can RSVP for the Multicultural Graduate Reception by contacting us.

Wind Down Wednesdays

Through a partnership with the UMKC Counseling Center, this program offers students a chance to “Wind Down” from common stressors of college life by participating in stress relieving activities and workshops.