Various state and federal laws, specifically the Higher Education Opportunity Act require the University of Missouri Kansas City to provide information and notice to students on a variety of topics. In addition, UMKC occasionally develops statements or policies on important matters and distributes them to all students. Below is a listing of official notifications that are currently provided to students.
It is a student's responsibility to know and follow current requirements and procedures at the departmental, college and University levels, including those described in the University's Student Handbook, Undergraduate Catalog and Graduate and Professional Programs Catalog, Residential Housing terms and conditions and the Collected Rules and Regulations of the University of Missouri.
- Information concerning UMKC’s current educational programs and course descriptions is available at http://www.umkc.edu/academics/. This includes information about instructional, laboratory, and other physical facilities that relate to the academic programs, as well as faculty and other instructional personnel.
- Plans for reviewing academic functions of a department, school, or interdisciplinary program to include UMKC accountability indicators are available at http://irapweb.umkc.edu/default.aspx. Additional program review information is available at http://info.umkc.edu/pec/.
- University-approved articulation and consortium agreements are available for reference at http://www.umkc.edu/articulation/.
- The policies and procedures related to academic governance may be accessed at http://www.umkc.edu/provost/policies/ and the Collected Rules and Regulations of the University of Missouri http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/departments/gc/rules/bylaws/.
- Information related to transferring credit from a previous institution is available at http://www.umkc.edu/registrar/transfer-credit/default.asp#anchor-1.
- The UMKC Alcohol and Other Drug Policy can be accessed at http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/hr/handbook/drug_and_alcohol_abuse_in_the_workplace.
- Biennial Review 2012.
- The Campus Crime and Fire Safety Report(http://www.umkc.edu/adminfinance/police/csr.asp) provides information about alcohol and other drug health risks, drug alcohol laws and penalties, and campus alcohol and other drug education and counseling resources.
- Additional information specifically addressing student conduct related to alcohol and other drugs can be found in the Collected Rules and Regulations of the University of Missouri http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/rules/collected_rules/programs.
- University of Missouri Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program (PDF)
Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics, Fire Safety and Crime Log (Students' Right to Know), click here.
- Information regarding public safety at UMKC is provided in the Campus Crime and Fire Safety Report. The Security Report includes crime statistics for the previous three years concerning certain crimes reported to have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by UMKC; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The Security Report also includes information about police and public safety resources, reporting crimes, coordination between law enforcement agencies, fire and medical emergencies, crime prevention, victim support services, the law and UMKC policies, campus facilities, residence hall security, timely warning policy statement, the UMKC Policy on Sexual Harassment, and the UMKC Alcohol and Other Drug Policy.
- Pursuant to the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, click here for access to the State of Missouri's Sex Offender Registry.
- To obtain a paper copy of the Security Report or the crime log, contact the University of Missouri Kansas City Police Department at (816) 235-1515 or in room 213 at 4825 Troost.
A Missouri state law requires all students, faculty and visitors to wear an industrial-quality protective eye device when participating in courses of instruction that involve a potential eye hazard.
Your class instructor will advise you as to the specific type of protection needed. Personal protective eye wear can be obtained at the UMKC Bookstore.
Annually, UMKC Celebrates Constitution Day. For information, please see http://info.umkc.edu/umatters/2011/09/13/umkc-honors-constitution-day-september-16/
- The following link provides information about UMKC policies and sanctions related to copyright infringement and unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, including disciplinary action taken against students who engage in illegal downloading or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials using UMKC information technology systems. The information also includes a notice that informs students that unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material may subject the students to civil and criminal liabilities. A summary of the penalties for violation of federal copyright laws is also provided.
- Click here for information concerning the cost of attending UMKC. These costs consist of tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and any additional costs for a program in which the student is enrolled or expresses an interest.
- You can also see the UMKC Fee estimator for current tuition and fee rates.
In accordance with Public Law 93-380, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, UMKC is required to inform currently enrolled students of their right to access certain education records. Education records maintained by UMKC, and available to students, are financial aid records, students’ cumulative advisement file, student health records, disciplinary records and the cumulative scholastic record.
To request access, contact the following offices:
Student Financial Aid
Nancy Merz, Director
Administrative Center, 5115 Oak St.
Jeff Traiger, Chief Judicial Officer
Administrative Center, 5115 Oak St.
Student Health Records
4825 Troost Ave., room 115
All Other Educational Records
Doug Swink, Registrar
Administrative Center, 5115 Oak St.
Any student may review, upon written request, his or her records and, if erroneous information is included therein, may request the expunging of such information. Written requests must be made to the officials named above for access to records desired. (Students desiring reproduction of education records will be charged a per copy rate based on current actual reproduction costs.)
A UMKC student wishing to challenge the content of any record may request an opportunity for a hearing to insure that the records are not inaccurate. UMKC officials charged with custody of education records will attempt to settle informally any disputes by meetings and discussions with the student.
If a formal hearing is necessary, the student or the UMKC official charged with the custody of the education records may request such a hearing by submitting a request in writing to the chancellor, who will appoint a hearing officer or a hearing committee. The hearing shall be conducted and decision rendered by an appointed official or officials who shall not have a direct interest in the outcome.
Either party may appeal the decision of the hearing to the chancellor. Appeal from the chancellor’s decision is to the president. Appeal from the president is to the Board of Curators.
UMKC designates as “Directory Information-Public Information” the following categories of information: student name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, student level, full- and part-time status, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student.
A student wishing to restrict the release of “Directory Information” pertaining to him or her is to advise the Registrar’s Office in writing or by logging in to Pathway to restrict their privacy settings. Any student wishing to obtain a copy of the complete guidelines governing the protection of the privacy of student records under the Public Law may do so by going to this website: www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco.
Your name, local address and telephone numbers will be included in electronic or printed student directories unless restricted by you. Visit the Office of Registration and Records website at www.umkc.edu/registrar for the form to restrict your directory information.
Federal law provides that a student who has been convicted of an offense under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving financial aid shall not be eligible to receive any federal or institutional grant, loan, or work assistance. See also the Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program (PDF).
The Office of Financial Aid website includes information about the following:
- need-based and non-need-based federal, state, local, private, and institutional financial assistance programs available to students;
- eligibility requirements and procedures for applying for aid;
- criteria for selecting recipients and determining amount of award;
- methods and frequency of disbursements of aid;
- financial aid terms and conditions, including terms applicable to employment provided as part of a financial aid package;
- rights and responsibilities of students receiving Title IV, HEA loans, and/or receiving other aid
- the availability of financial aid for study abroad programs;
- how financial aid is handled when students withdraw; and
- whom to contact for questions regarding financial aid.
- awarding philosophy and guidelines
- student rights and responsibilties
- drug convictions and financial aid eligibility
- university relationships with student loan lending institutions available at http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/rules/collected_rules/programs/ch240 and code of conduct for financial aid professionals, on our website
- scholarships and financial aid scams
Graduation data of the university’s degree-seeking, full-time undergraduate students are available on the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning website under Report Repository/Student Profile.
"Accreditation" is the primary means of assuring and improving the quality of higher education institutions and programs in the United States. Active for the past 100 years, this private, voluntary system of self-examination and peer review has been central to the creation of a U.S. higher education enterprise that is outstanding in many respects.
The University of Missouri - Kansas City is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.
The Higher Learning Commission
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
30 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60602
The Higher Learning Commission accredits UMKC as a whole. Specific undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, are also accredited by other programmatic accrediting agencies. The accredited programs and their accrediting agencies are identified in the applicable academic unit and/or program information sections of the catalog.
Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act), click here
In compliance with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, information on men’s and women’s athletic programs at UMKC is available here. The report includes the number of participants by gender for each team, operating and recruiting expenses, coaches’ salaries, revenues, and athletically related student aid. A copy of the report is available online on the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education Equity in Athletics Disclosure website. A paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the UMKC Athletics Office at (816) 235-1036.
The University of Missouri is committed to providing a positive work and learning environment where all individuals are treated fairly and with respect, regardless of their status. Intimidation and harassment have no place in a university community. To honor the dignity and inherent worth of every individual — student, employee or applicant for employment or admission — is a goal to which every member of the University community should aspire and to which officials of the University should direct attention and resources.
With respect to students, it is the University’s special responsibility to provide a positive climate in which students can learn. Chancellors are expected to provide educational programs and otherwise direct resources to creative and serious measures designed to improve interpersonal relationships to help develop healthy attitudes toward different kinds of people and to foster a climate in which students are treated as individuals rather than as members of a particular category of people. Visit the Web site at www.umkc.edu/helpline for more information on intellectual diversity, grievance procedures and sexual harassment.
With respect to employees, the strength we have as a university is directly related to maintaining a positive work environment throughout the institution. The University should provide a positive recruiting and work environment focused on the duties and skills of work to be performed. It is the expectation of the University that all employees and potential employees will be treated on the basis of their contribution without regard to personal characteristics not related to competence, demonstrated ability, performance or the advancement of the legitimate interest of the University. The General Officers are expected to provided training programs for supervisors to assist in achieving this objective.
With respect to violations of the policy, faculty, staff and students may use their respective grievance procedures approved by the Board of Curators. The approved grievance procedures are available at http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/rules/collected_rules/grievance and each such procedure shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations, or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
For more information, visit http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/rules/collected_rules.
Meningitis is a preventable disease that can affect college students and cause serious and even fatal consequences. Learn more about meningitis and the vaccine that can protect you. If you live in campus housing, you are required to have this vaccine or sign a waiver at the Office of Residential Life. If you have not received a dose since age 16, call Student Health Center at 816-235-6133 for an appointment. The Missouri Health and Senior Services brochure is a great informational resource.
Notification procedures to be followed when a student residing in on-campus housing has been reported missing for more than 24 hours can be found here.
In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), by October 29, 2011, each postsecondary institution in the United States that participates in Title IV student aid programs must post a net price calculator on its Web site that uses institutional data to provide estimated net price information to current and prospective students and their families based on a student's individual circumstances. Please use the net price calculator.
These reports provide post-graduation outcomes of UMKC baccalaureate degree recipients. The report is prepared using information obtained annually from students who received a baccalaureate degree, offering a snapshot of their progress during the transition out of college.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that gives students the right to review their education records, to request amendment of their records, to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information, and to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education.
Additional information regarding student rights under FERPA is available from the Office of Registration and Records. This information includes UMKC procedures for reviewing and requesting amendment of education records, notice of the types of information UMKC has designated as directory information, and students’ right to opt-out of directory information.
If you have any questions about your rights under FERPA, please contact the Office of Registration and Records at (816) 235-1125.
- If a student withdraws or drops a course, UMKC will adhere to its refund policy as published in the University catalog:
- Additional tuition and fee refund information is available on the Cashiers and Collections website.
- Specific refund policies including requirements for return of Title IV Federal Aid, HEA grant or state aid are available on the Financial Aid and Scholarships website.
The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities provides disability-related information and referrals; documents disability and conducts needs assessments; facilitates reasonable accommodations; and provides disability-related technical assistance, auxiliary aids/services, and advocacy and training. Visit the office website for additional information on services and resources available to students with disabilities.
People with speech or hearing impairments can contact the University by using Relay Missouri, 800-735-2966 (TTY).
Kansas – date authorized (December 14, 2011), date of authorization expiration (December 14, 2012)
Iowa – application submitted (February 17, 2012) and under review (Iowa will be determining our status in September)
The Board of Curators and UMKC are committed to the policy of equal opportunity, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability and status as a Vietnam era veteran. The Affirmative Action Office, 223 Administrative Center, 5115 Oak St., is responsible for all relevant programs. Call 816-235-6133 for information.
- Information about student body diversity, including the number of enrolled full-time students by gender and race/ethnicity, is provided through The Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning's Comprehensive Enrollment Report.
- The number of undergraduate students who receive a Federal Pell Grant is available at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator.
Detailed lists of required course materials are available from the UMKC Bookstore.
- In order to adequately protect its students at risk for communicable disease, UMKC requires a variety of immunizations for students identified as high-risk (i.e., residence hall students, international students and those enrolled in the schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and nursing) These students will be notified by the appropriate campus office of specific immunization requirements pertaining to them. Exemptions from immunizations are permitted for health and religious reasons. Students who exempt themselves from immunization for either reason must sign a University of Missouri exemption form (parents must sign for students under 18). For medical exemptions, the form must be completed by a physician. The form should be presented in lieu of actual immunization records to the office making the request. These records will be kept in the appropriate office with actual immunization records. For their own protection, students who have an exemption may be required to leave campus in case of an outbreak. UMKC strongly encourages all of its students to review and update their immunization records, particularly as they relate to measles. The American College Health Association recommends that all college students born after 1956 should have two doses of the measles vaccine. All UMKC students are encouraged to file health care provider-signed documentation of immunization with the Registrar’s Office. In the event of a measles outbreak, students who don’t have documentation on file may be asked to leave campus.
- UMKC recommends that all incoming students follow the recommendations of American College Health Association.
- Health professions and education majors may be required additional immunizations per individual schools.
- If you choose to live on campus, you must submit record of a meningitis and MMR vaccinations.
- UMKC Student Health offers all of these immunizations, see a complete list of their Primary Health Care Services.
Information on voting in local, state, and federal elections, may be accessed at http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/Default.aspx.