Students, faculty and staff have clocked in more than 90,000 hours annually in community service projects. Often these activities focus on the disadvantaged and underprivileged youth. According to a statement by Chancellor Leo E. Morton, “UMKC is engaged in the community.”
The Alternative Spring Break group allows one to go to a Habitat for Humanity location during spring break and help build homes, rather than going off to beaches and warm locations, or the normal spring break vacation spots.
In 2008, UMKC was endowed with the President’s Award for Community Service in Higher Education. UMKC was one of three colleges in America to receive the award.
UMKC has been named on the President’s Community Service Honor Roll since 2006, when it was instated.