UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversity, such as age, culture, disability, education level, ethnicity, family structure, gender expression, gender identity, learning style, linguistic ability, life experience, military affiliation, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status.

How We Support Our Students

Believe. Belong. Be Yourself.

In our Mission, Vision and Values, we use words like "celebrate," "foster," "embody" and "serve" to describe our vision of the future, where we strive to bring transformational cultural, social and economic change to our metropolitan, regional and global communities, enriching the lives of the people who live there in a variety of ways. It's also Pillar 4 our our Strategic Plan: Foster an environment of invigorating multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion.

But we can't expect to change the world without action and accountability. The Chancellor’s Diversity Council, made up of student, faculty and staff members from across the university, has one mission  to facilitate the realization of UMKC’s Mission and Strategic Plan, including Pillar 4. The council reaches across the institution to promote access, respect, inclusiveness and community in all of UMKC’s learning and working environments and through its Inclusive Excellence report, to hold ourselves accountable.

Chancellor's Diversity Council

Academy Award Winner Gives Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture

Kevin Willmott shares earlier history of ‘Becoming Martin’

UMKC School of Medicine Recognized for Excellence in Diversity for Second Year in a Row

The school received the award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine

Five Bits of Wisdom from Author Mónica Guzmán

Roos Read selection writer visited campus to speak with UMKC community