The Division of External Relations and Constituent Engagement staff works closely with alumni, volunteers, community leaders and other friends as they advocate for and support the university and its mission. Our volunteers donate about 200,000 hours of their time to the university each year, and their hard work is priceless. Learn more below about what we do and how you can be a part of it.

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Basketball Head Coach Kareem Richardson

The Division supports the alumni efforts in our schools, as well as university-wide alumni activities, the alumni magazine, website and alumni communications, and the Alumni Association’s events and programs. Connect now!


Alumni President & vice-president serving pizza to students

At UMKC, volunteers give of their time and expertise on alumni committees, advisory boards and friends organizations. They mentor our students, advise our deans and help us grow. Last year, more than 2,500 volunteers donated more than 200,000 hours of their time.

UMKC is proud to have more than 60 constituent organizations working on its behalf. If you have an interest in serving on an advisory board, joining a committee or volunteering in support of an academic unit, contact us at or at 816-235-1563 and our staff will be happy to match you to a meaningful volunteer opportunity at UMKC.

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Whether you're into NCAA basketball, first-rate theater, music of all kinds or top-notch national speakers, UMKC offers something for everyone. These events help pay for academic programs, scholarships and help make UMKC an essential part of the Kansas City community.

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