Culture of Care

We believe in establishing a “Culture of Care” that promotes our students' authentic selves by providing lifelong tools that embrace unique personal growth and academic achievements.

Creating a Culture of Care

To establish a caring environment, we need to set students up for success.

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Personalized Journey

We meet each student exactly where they are.



We assess but don't assume or judge. We treat students as our family.



We engage each student with learning experiences and co-curricular support to meet their unique needs.



We provide each student with constant and consistent guidance and feedback.


Promotion of Personal Growth

We help each student take responsibility for their personal progress, their education, their decisions and their futures. We encourage each student to fully integrate their individual growth with the common good.



We are proud to contribute to a student-centered urban university, serving our mission of learning, discovery, research and service, inspired by our commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and respectful interaction.

A Place to Thrive

We provide the care that enables our students to succeed.

Support Areas

By focusing on the following areas, our students are meeting success on and off campus through equitable academic experiences.

Emotional well-being

We are committed to fostering the psychological health, personal development and educational potential of our diverse campus community. Find out more about counseling services.


Diversity is central to UMKC’s mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. Read about diversity and inclusion.

Access services

Our Student Access Services help students with access and accommodations to ensure their academic success and help them take advantage of all that UMKC has to offer. Visit access services.

Student life

We can help students navigate life on campus and introduce endless ways to immerse themselves in our welcoming and diverse community. Learn about student life.

Residential life

We strive to create an environment of support where our students can live and learn by incorporating departmental programs, social activities and dining experiences. Discover residential life.

Student involvement

Whether students are interested in student organizations, Greek life, affinity groups, or events and entertainment, there is something for everyone at UMKC. Explore student involvement.

UMKC Cares

We are here to provide resources, opportunities and encouragement to ensure a caring environment at UMKC.

Lauren Orozco smiles at the camera wearing a red shirt

Latinx Leader Builds Future in Hometown

"I think being a Latina in the business sector is hard. So, I found people that identify this way, and as other minorities, within the business program and through the Multicultural Student Affairs office during my first semester at UMKC. That really gave me a base to work with through the rest of my college career. "

Lauren Orozco, B.A. business, marketing; minor Latin American studies '22

Read Lauren's story

Learn more about the Multicultural Student Affairs Office

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UMKC Care Center

“The Dr. Raj Bala Agrawal Care Center is a reflection of the university’s commitment to supporting the whole student. That goes beyond earning a diploma and getting a good job.”

Taylor Blackmon, student basic needs coordinator at the Dr. Raj Bala Care Center

Read about the care center's opening day

Learn more about the Dr. Raj Bala Agrawal Care Center

Calvin Flemons smiles at the camera for this headshot. He wears a white Pharmacy jacket with pin with a red button up shirt underneath and red striped bow tie.

Involvement Key for UMKC PharmD Student

"During my journey in school, I have learned that I am very ambitious and want to get the most out of my experience here. I love being involved and interacting with others on campus whether it is students, faculty or administration."

Calvin Flemons, PharmD '25

Read Calvin's story

Learn more about involvement at UMKC

“At UMKC, they really care about your success. There are so many resources to help you. I really benefit from having a mentor to help me navigate college, and understand how to be successful in my career."
UMKC student Ariela Lara

Ariela Lara

Engineering and Business track, Professional Career Escalators, '26

Read Ariela's story