Keep Every Roo Safe

Return to campus is abruptly approaching!! Check out the UMKC Coronavirus web page for up to date information regarding guidelines for health and safety as well as local Kansas City orders.

The website also has information regarding symptoms to watch out for, requirements for monitoring one’s temperature, and how everyone can do their part to help keep our campus clean and healthy.

In the Campus Spaces section, you can find valuable information about what classrooms, offices, and other UMKC spaces and facilities will look like. You can also check out Marketing and Communication’s “Top 10 Roo Responsibilities to Each Other” for a condensed version of some guidelines.

Here’s to a safe, healthy, and exciting Fall 2020 semester for all – and a giant THANK YOU to everyone who has a hand in keeping our campus safe and clean!

Save the Date: Roo Walk 2013

Save the date for the 2013 UMKC Roo Walk. This year’s walk will take place on Wednesday, June 12 on the Volker Campus and Thursday, June 13 on the Hospital Hill Health Sciences campus. On the Volker campus, the walk will begin in the UMKC Quad. At the Hospital Hill campus, it will begin in the area between the School of Medicine and the Health Sciences Building.

The walk is approximately one mile.  The pre-walk rally begins promptly at noon. At the conclusion of the walk, there will be a prize drawing with the chance to win one of 35 wellness-related prizes, including a Fitbit wireless activity tracker.

The goal of the Roo Walk is to allow participants to get away from their daily routine, connect with other UMKC employees, enjoy healthy snacks and most importantly, do something good for our health!

Registration is not required, but it is encouraged. Every UMKC employee who pre-registers for the walk before April 30, will receive an exclusive UMKC Roo Walk T-Shirt. Additional information can be found on the UMKC Roo Walk Homepage

New Anonymous Contact Forms Introduced

Do you have a work-related issue or suggestion you would like reviewed by campus leadership? Do you want to ensure your voice is heard?

The Advocacy Committee is organized to assist university staff across all departments, exempt and non-exempt, full-time and part-time. It is the Advocacy Committee’s mission to represent and promote the interests and concerns of the collective staff.

If you have a concern related to your work environment, or other institutional issues, the Advocacy Committee will work as your liaison – anonymously if requested – through the Staff Council in our shared pursuit for excellence.

This year the Advocacy Committee has introduced two easy ways for you to submit concerns anonymously. Here, you can submit an anonymous email via the online contact form. Or you can print, complete, and send the typeable Anonymous Contact Form via campus mail to “Staff Council Advocacy Committee”. Submissions will be reviewed by the Advocacy Committee.

Staff Council encourages staff to express ideas and concerns to the Advocacy Committee. As staff, we have a voice and our voice is valued. The Advocacy Committee is one way your voice will be heard through the collective Staff Council. Your input brings important staff issues to the forefront and promotes the university’s commitment to staff.

For questions, to learn more, or to become a member of the Advocacy Committee, please contact Becky Pottebaum, Advocacy Committee Chair, at