Do you want to give back, meet others with similar interests, make the right connections or even just host a meeting without any worries? That’s what we help you do… and much more.

External Relations and Constituent Engagement

CONNECTING You With the University

UMKC Community Connect

In 2020, the UM System and each of its four universities launched their Community Connect platforms — tools designed to improve opportunities for communication and connection between the universities and various populations in the communities they serve.

Each Community Connect website features stories of community engagement, upcoming events, resources, services and campus contacts to support and facilitate community conversations.

Visit the UMKC Community Connect website

Signature Campus Events

Constituent Groups

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 alumni@umkc.edu or at 816-235-1563 and our staff will be happy to match you to a meaningful volunteer opportunity at UMKC.

  • UMKC Alumni Association
  • UMKC Bar Prep Foundation
  • UMKC Civil and Mechanical Engineering and Rockhurst University Engineering Advisory Board
  • UMKC Dental Hygienists' Alumni Association
  • UMKC Foundation
  • UMKC Jazz Friends
  • UMKC Law School Faculty & Staff Charities Foundation
  • UMKC Research Foundation
  • UMKC Retirees Association
  • UMKC School of Dentistry Alumni Association
  • UMKC School of Education Alumni Board of Directors
  • UMKC School of Medicine Alumni Association
  • UMKC School of Medicine National Board of Alumni & Partners
  • UMKC School of Pharmacy Alumni Association
  • UMKC School of Pharmacy Dean's Advisory Council
  • UMKC Trustees
  • Women's Committee for UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance
  • Women's Council of UMKC
  • Youngblood Society (Medicine)

Alumna Advocates for Black Businesses While Building her Own

Bloch grad and former basketball player is a Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce vice president

UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies Earns Ninth Consecutive Top Program Ranking

U.S. News & World Report evaluates online graduate programs

From Health Care to the Culture of Care

Sally Ellis Fletcher shares her passion for nursing, education and social justice

It’s Never Too Late to Graduate

Crankstart Scholarships are designed for nontraditional students

Free COVID-19 Testing For Students

Rapid diagnostic tests available by appointment

Free Dental Cleaning at UMKC

Help yourself by helping dental hygiene students with their exams