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Campus Policies

Read below for information on campus-wide policies for students and student organizations.


Acceptable Use Policy

This policy applies to all users including faculty, staff, students, and guest users of University of Missouri computer networks, equipment, or connecting resources.  All information technology resources are the property of the University and users must abide by certain guidelines for acceptable use of these resources. 


Read the Acceptable Use Policy.

Alcohol Policy

The use or possession of any alcoholic beverage is strictly prohibited on all University property except were appropriate University approval is given, subject to legal requirements.  To request the use of alcoholic beverages, individuals should inquire at the Office of Student Auxiliary Services.

Social Event Policy for Functions with Alcohol Present
Policies Derived from State Statutes
No UMKC organized student organization shall knowingly violate any of the policies listed below:

  1. Persons defined as underage (under 21 years of age) by Missouri are not permitted to possess or consume alcohol within the borders of the state.

  2. Official identification is required to verify that a person has attained the legal age for possessing or consuming alcohol.

  3. Persons of legal drinking age may not provide alcohol to underage persons.

  4. It is not permitted to serve alcohol to any person who is bordering upon intoxication or who is obviously already intoxicated.

  5. Hosts of a social function involving alcoholic beverages will be held accountable for the actions of their guests.

Policies Affecting All UMKC-Recognized Student Organizations
  1. On an annual basis, organizations planning to sponsor alcohol-related events must send a representative to a one-hour risk-management program sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement and the Student Government Association (The program will be offered several times at the beginning of each semester).

  2. Organizations sponsoring an off-campus event, in which alcoholic beverages may or will be present, must complete an Alcohol Social Event Registration Form and turn it into the Office of Student Involvement at least 72 hours (3 working days) prior to the date of the event.

  3. Organizations sponsoring an alcohol-related event on campus must register the function at least 2 weeks in advance. Copies of the University alcohol policy are available by contacting the University Center Reservations Office or Administrative Offices.

  4. No advertising which implies or acknowledges alcohol-related events (i.e., BYOB) will be permitted on campus.

  5. No UMKC student fees will be used to pay for alcoholic beverages.

All organizations knowingly violating these policies will be referred to the Office of Student Involvement and the Student Conduct Code for appropriate disciplinary sanctions.


Read the Alcohol and Other Drug Policy.
Read the Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program.
Read the Student Standard of Conduct.

Bulletin Board Policy

The Office of Student Involvement reviews the requests of student organizations, university departments, individuals, and outside agencies for posting materials on campus bulletin boards.  Stop by the Office of Student Involvement on the third floor of the Student Union for a complete set of regulations and a listing of approved bulletin boards for posting materials on campus, or call 816-235-1407.  Materials that do not have the approval stamp from OSI or posted at unapproved locations will be taken down.  When designing flyers and posters, please remember that UMKC is an institution of higher education that values life-long learning, diversity, inclusiveness, and respect. 

Business Interruption Policy

In the event of severe weather or other events that may impact the health and safety of the campus community, the Chancellor may cancel classes or close the University.  Information will be posted to the UMKC website, sent out  via UMKC Alert! system, and sent to local media stations.


Read the Business Interruption Policy.
Learn more about UMKC Alert!.

Cashiers and Collections Policies

The Cashiers and Collections Office is responsible for the billing, collection, and deposit of all student fees. This includes student fees, housing, bookstore, and other special charges.  Please remember that by enrolling in classes you incur financial responsibility to the University.  All students are responsible for charges and fees accrued on their student accounts.


Find out more about Cashiers and Collections, including policies and procedures.

Collected Rules and Regulations of the University of Missouri

UMKC, as part of the University of Missouri System, is governed by the UM Collected Rules and Regulations, which detail the use, activity, and governance for the university and its employees, students, facilities, and programs.


Browse the UM Collected Rules and Regulations.

Distribution of Literature on Campus

Recognized student organizations may distribute literature on campus with prior authorization from the Office of Student Involvement.  When designing flyers and posters, please remember that UMKC is an institution of higher education that values life-long learning, diversity, inclusiveness, and respect.  It is against this policy to place literature on automobile windows parked in designated University parking areas.  See also the section below for Student Organization Policies.

E-Mail Policy

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) provides an e-mail service called Outlook Live for use to its students. UMKC encourages the appropriate use of e-mail by students to further their educational goals. As a condition of access, all use of UMKC resources must be in accord with all laws, University policy, University contracts, and any policies specific to a resource utilized.

The UMKC Outlook Live email account has an address ending in @mail.umkc.edu. This is the account used for University business and official University communications to students via e-mail. Students are expected to regularly check their UMKC account for University communications and are responsible for communications sent to this account. Students may use their Outlook Live account at their discretion for personal use as long as the usage is in compliance with the University's Acceptable Use Policy (110.005). Forwarding e-mail to a personal account is at the student's discretion.

UMKC Outlook Live student email accounts will continue to work after graduation and messages and folders will be preserved as long as the email account is checked every 60 days. Email addresses will also remain the same for as long as this system exists. After graduation, students may notice advertisements beside their messages.


Learn more about IT resources for students.
Learn more about accessing your Student e-mail account.
Read the Acceptable Use Policy.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

UMKC conforms to federal regulations known as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA. The purpose of FERPA is to provide rights to students and their families with regard to access and privacy of academic records. FERPA guarantees students at the postsecondary level the right to inspect and view their academic records. It also prohibits UMKC from releasing information from a student's record to any third party unless the student authorizes the release.


Learn more about FERPA.
Read the UM Policy on Student Records.

Federal Disclosure Requirements and other Consumer Information

Various state and federal laws, specifically the Higher Education Opportunity Act, require Colleges and Universities to provide information and notice to students on a variety of topics.


Read the Consumer Information.

Financial Aid Policies

The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office (FASO) is responsible for maintaining the eligibility of the University and its students to receive federal and state financial aid.  This responsibility dictates strict adherence to federal and state regulations. 

Please be aware that financial aid awards are based on a student's enrollment, and changes in a student's credit hours may affect that student's eligibility for aid.  If you withdraw from classes, you could owe back a portion or all of the financial aid that you may have received at the beginning of the semester.  In addition, to maintain eligibility for aid, students must demonstrate Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).  Students who are out of status may not be eligible to receive additional financial aid until they have regained their SAP status.


Learn more about policies for Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Guide to Group Living

The Residential Life Guide to Group Living is a reference for our students and staff to the policies, resources, and general information about living in Residential Life. Although our policies are also listed in the terms of agreement on the contract, these policies are also on-line for your convenience. If you have questions about the Guide, please talk with your RA/ALA or Residential Life Coordinator.


Read the Guide to Group Living.

Hazing

Hazing is strictly prohibited in the State of Missouri and by the University. Hazing is defined as any willful act, occurring on or off the campus of an educational institution, directed against a student or a prospective member of an organization operating under the sanction of an educational institution, that recklessly endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student or prospective member for the purpose of initiation or admission into or continued membership in any such organization. Acts of hazing include, but are not limited to:

  • Any activity that recklessly endangers the physical health or safety of the student or prospective member, including but not limited to physical brutality, whipping, beating, branding, exposure to the elements, forced consumption of any food, liquor, drug or other substance.
  • Any activity that endangers the mental health of the student or prospective member, including but not limited to sleep deprivation, physical confinement, or other extreme stress inducing activity
  • Any activity that requires the student or prospective member to perform a duty or task which involves a violation of the criminal laws of this state or any political subdivision in this state.

Hazing is a class C Felony.

Immunizations

In order to adequately protect 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; however, UMKC recommends that all incoming students follow the immunization recommendations of the American College Health Association

Students living on campus must submit record of meningitis and MMR vaccinations. Exemptions are permitted for health and religious reasons. Students who exempt themselves from immunization for either reason must sign a University of Missouri waiver form (parents must sign for students under 18). For medical exemptions, the form must be completed by a physician.  For their own protection, students who have not received the meningitis or MMR vaccinations may be required to leave campus in the event of an outbreak.

Record of immunizations may be submitted to the Residential Life Office, Records and Registration Office, or to Student Health and Wellness.  For students enrolled in health professions programs, records will also be required to be submitted to the School of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy or Nursing.  Please note that students who do not have the required immunizations may not be placed in a clinical setting.

Immunizations, antibody titers, and TB testing are available at UMKC Student Health and Wellness.

Room and Facility Reservations

All classes, meetings or assembly of any sort held in University buildings or on University grounds are subject to all United States and Missouri laws and University ordinances, rules and regulations. In addition, it is expected that proper care will be taken of the facility and that the simple rules of courtesy, decency and good manners will be observed at all times. Any failure to abide by these requirements may cause the permission for the use of the facility to be withdrawn at any time, or for the future permission for the use of any University facilities to be denied.

Student organizations may make room and facility reservations for their sponsored events.  Information about this process and the required forms can be found by visiting the Office of Student Involvement.  See also the section below for Student Organization Policies.

Sale Policy

The sale of anything, the soliciting of subscriptions, or the collection of dues is prohibited in University buildings and on University grounds without prior authorization. Forms include “Permit to Sell” and  “Facilities Request” which must be completed and submitted to the Office of Student Involvement at least three weeks before the event. If recognized student organizations want to hold a bake sale, all sanitation guidelines and health regulations must be followed completely.  See also the section below for Student Organization Policies.

Student Organization Policies

The Office of Student Involvement is responsible for assisting in the management and operation of student organizations.  With nearly 300 active student organizations, there are plenty of options for students to explore or express themselves.  Students, student organizations, and their advisors are responsible for following policies for forming student organizations, requirements for maintaining eligibility, and other important policies for campus events, conduct, and travel.


Explore UMKC Student Organizations.

Time, Place and Manner Demonstration Policy

The following time, place and manner policy applies to all rallies, demonstrations or similar activities:  all events shall be registered through the Office of Student Involvement at least ten working days before the event by completing the permit request form.  Any organization holding a rally, demonstration or like event shall appoint four students to act as marshals.  It will be the duty of the marshals to ensure that all participants are properly instructed as to provisions of these regulations and that no action is performed which will reflect discredit on the student body or UMKC. The marshals' names must be listed on the permit request form. The organization, as well as all individuals participating, is responsible for following the Student Conduct Code. If the organization is distributing handbills or leaflets, the group is responsible for the clean-up. Use of a sound system must be approved on an Area Equipment Request Form. Failure to abide by this policy may cause the permission for the use of the facility to be withdrawn at any time, or denial of future demonstrations.