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)

SOM researcher receives $867,000 grant to study treatment for chronic lung disease

Study is part of part of a 5-year, $3 million projected supported by the National Institutes of Health

UMKC Professor, Vice Chancellor of Research, Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Anthony Caruso becomes the second UMKC faculty member in two years to earn prestigious fellowship

Nearly $1M Awarded in Research Grants to SCE Faculty This Quarter

Research ranges from artificial intelligence to app design

Critical Conversations: COVID-19, Vaccinations and (MIS)Information in Communities of Color

UMKC hosts discussion about facts and perceptions around vaccine hesitancy and availability for people of color

UMKC Med Student Vaccinates Underserved Kansas Citians

Six-year M.D. program provides opportunity to learn while serving the community