The Division of Student Affairs is responsible for providing a variety of student support, service, and educational programs to the University community.
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.
- Counseling Services provides a full range of assessment, psychological, crisis and risk consultation, substance abuse prevention, and programming services to our campus community. The Office is a nationally accredited training program for doctoral interns in the field of counseling and clinical psychology. Additionally, the Office serves as a key partner on the University’s Case Management Team for assisting at-risk students. Contact: 816-235-1635
- 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. Contact: 816-235-6133
- 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. Contact: 816-235-5820
- Student Disability Services assists the campus community in providing equal access to all educational opportunities. Disability Services coordinates accommodations with instructors and utilizes new and available technologies as needed. Disability Services also works to ensure our campus continues to meet the needs of all our students. Contact: 816-235-5612
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.
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.
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.
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 Conduct and Civility
The Division of Student Affairs, through the Office of Student Conduct and Civility, is responsible for upholding the UM Student Standard of Conduct for non-academic and non-equity behavior at UMKC both on- and off-campus, with the goal of promoting individual student growth and development.
Every student at UMKC is expected to abide by all University of Missouri System rules and regulations and to uphold the Standard of Conduct. The Standard of Conduct outlines behaviors and actions for which students, if found responsible, can be issued sanctions ranging from a warning to suspension and expulsion. The purpose of the Standard of Conduct is to maintain a safe campus community, one where students can learn and be successful. A student enrolling in the University also assumes an obligation to behave in a manner compatible with the University’s function as an educational institution.
The UMKC Student HelpLine focuses on problem-solving to assist students, faculty, and staff with campus policies and procedures, information about the university, and general questions in a neutral and professional manner.
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.
OSI provides comprehensive, co-curricular activities and programs designed to engage all students with the university and with our urban community. OSI advises over 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 and Atterbury Student Success Center is to provide a welcoming, sustainable environment that values the diversity of all students and encourages collaboration and understanding through formal and informal associations.
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.
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.
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.
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.