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)

UMKC Pharmacy Students Bringing Awareness, Vaccines to Battle Flu

Springfield campus students, faculty are taking up a flu shot challenge

We Shall Rise

UMKC Dance brings work and art to the community

UMKC Students, Professor Design Ideas for KC Streetcar Extension

Students' plans could be incorporated in the new UMKC stop

School of Computing and Engineering Recognizes STEM Supporters in KC

Kauffman, Sunderland foundations among this year's Vanguard Award winners

UMKC School of Medicine: 50 Years of Excellence in Medical Education

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine is kicking off the observance of its 50th anniversary.

First-Generation UMKC Student Forges Her Own Path

Hannah Leyva will not allow other’s expectations to define her