About Us

As members of organizations that encourage a balanced life, our mission, vision and values serve as our guide. They inform the decisions and programs made by the councils and chapters represented here at UMKC.

Our Mission

Our mission is to encourage student learning, engagement and growth. It aims to cultivate a values-based, inclusive and unified community of excellence by ensuring all members a high-quality and safe undergraduate experience.

Our Vision

  • Promote unity
  • Provide education
  • Encourage success
  • Exemplify leadership
  • Fuel service and philanthropy
  • Build sisterhood and brotherhood

Our Values


  • We are committed to the attainment of personal and chapter academic goals. Through workshops, study partners, scholarship banquets and hands-on support, our members provide a disciplined and academically focused environment for their peers.
  • The staff for Fraternity and Sorority Affairs (FSA) encourages dedication to academic success and support by upholding FSA Minimum Expectations (PDF)
  • Members receive unique guidance from a faculty and staff advisor for their individual organizations. These advisors may provide support through presentations on study skills and time management, meet with new members to stress the importance of scholarship, and offer office hours to assist members when necessary.

View our FSA Grade Report (PDF)

Service and philanthropy

We recognize we are also members of a local, national and global community. We dedicate our time, resources, and talents to aiding others.

Some of our philanthropic partners

  • Make-a-Wish Foundation
  • Harvesters
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
  • American Heart Association
  • Military Heroes Campaign
  • Children’s Mercy Hospital
  • Starkey Hearing Foundation
  • Operation Breakthrough
  • AIDS Walk
  • Live Like Lou Foundation (Supporting ALS)
  • Operation Big Book Bag
  • The Hope Center
  • Special Olympics
  • UMKC Kangaroo Pantry
  • Be Positive Foundation
  • KC Pet Project
  • Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault


Brotherhood and sisterhood are and have always been the cornerstones of fraternities and sororities.

Friendships that begin at spaghetti dinners or during late-night chats in your residence hall last for decades. We celebrate each other’s wins and provide support for the losses. We hold each other accountable when we make a mistake, but also help each other so that we can do and be better.

Brotherhood and sisterhood provide a global network of people determined to ensure growth throughout your lifetime membership.


We offer optimal opportunities to develop leadership skills. You may think this means you have to take on a leadership role like the president or treasurer, but leadership development happens all throughout your experience, even in informal ways:

  • Event planning
  • Team management
  • Personal and organizational budget development
  • Social skills
  • Time management
  • Personal and Peer to Peer Accountability
  • Recruiting new members
  • Conflict Resolution

Our Team

Lynne O'Dell

Assistant Director, Fraternity and Sorority Affairs
Email: lynneodell@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-6555

Matthew Rolwing

Coordinator, Fraternity and Sorority Affairs
Email: mrolwing@umkc.edu
Phone Number: (816) 235-1032

Contact Us

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Office of Student Involvement
Student Union, Room 320
5100 Cherry St.
Kansas City, MO 64110