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)

Nursing Students Give Vaccine Rollout a Shot in the Arm

More than 200 are lending much-needed help to efforts around the Kansas City area

KC Scholars Student Thrives Through Connection

Adriana Suarez says UMKC community is key to success

UMKC School of Dentistry Provides Free Pediatric Dental Exams

Helping children under 3 receive a healthy start

Critical Conversations: Politics and the State of Black and Brown America

A discussion about how communities of color can gain and deploy influence

Alumnus Channels History and Storytelling into Poetry and Community Progress

Glenn North is executive director of Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center