Student Organizations

Student-sponsored organizations allow our students to enhance their academic experiences through leadership roles and meaningful experiences in their chosen career fields and areas of study.

Review the organizations below, which are perfectly suited for students in our programs, or learn about all the student organizations, teams and group activities UMKC has to offer at UMKC Student Life.

Organizations

Higher Education Student Association 

HESA’s mission is to further the understanding of the purpose and practice of higher education. Student members meet regularly throughout the semester to discuss issues, provide opportunities to explore various areas of higher education, professional development and socialize with faculty and students in the higher education program. 

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Master’s of Counseling Student Association 

A student organization for students pursuing their master’s in Counseling and Guidance. This group serves as a source of support and advocacy for those in the program. In addition to seminars and social events, MCSA has a student mentorship program. For more information, email umkc-msca@umkc.edu

Psi Chi 

Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, encourages, stimulates and maintains excellence in scholarship and advances the science of psychology. Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students making the study of psychology one of their major interests.  

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Psychology Club 

Psychology Club is the sibling organization of Psi Chi. Its goal is to provide enriching social and educational opportunities beyond the classroom within the field of psychology. Whereas Psi Chi events often focus on advancing the science of psychology (which is consistent with its mission), Psychology Club officers have aimed to bring opportunities for practical and applied experiences to students. Also, unlike Psi Chi, Psychology Club membership is free and open to all UMKC students. If you are considering a career in psychology or are just interested in learning more about the field, we encourage you to join Psychology Club. 

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Student Government 

The ESWPS-SG (Education, Social Work and Psychological Sciences Student Government) is a group of student representatives from the school who want to help make a difference in your college experience! The officers strive to expand the students’ academic concerns and abilities; promote student involvement; act on all matters concerning students’ welfare; aid faculty and students in cooperative work; and to promote a professional attitude and feeling of responsibility. 

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