The Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM) advocates for students to Missouri’s elected officials and the UM System Board of Curators. As a Mizzou student, you’re automatically a member. ASUM brings legislators to campus, hosts discussions, and helps students become civically engaged.
Leadership & Student Government
The Environmental Leadership Office collaborates with MU students to provide support, resources, education and leadership opportunities, empowering them to get involved and take meaningful action to address environmental issues on campus and beyond.
The Four Front Council is the voice of minoritized racial, ethnic, gender, sexual and religious communities at Mizzou. Minority student organizations contribute representatives to the council to pursue its goals of unification and diversification.
The Graduate Professional Council (GPC) is the official student government for Mizzou graduate, professional and post-baccalaureate students. GPC represents their needs to the UM System Board of Curators and faculty committees, among others.
Grow your leadership abilities through the Chancellor’s Leadership Class, the Emerging Leaders Program or the Mizzou Leadership Academy. Mizzou also has workshops to help you develop your self-awareness and awareness of others.
The Legion of Black Collegians (LBC) is the Black student government of Mizzou, and promotes social, moral, intellectual and cultural values that will uplift Black students. LBC works to eradicate ignorance and promote positive change through education, motivation and advocacy.
The Missouri Students Association (MSA) is the recognized undergraduate student government association at Mizzou, serving more than 23,000 students with a variety of services.
The Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative helps Black freshmen men transition into the college environment. This leadership development program is provided by the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center.
The Office of Student Engagement in the Center for Student Involvement (2500 MU Student Center) provides involvement opportunities, leadership training and volunteer experiences with an emphasis on developing transferable skills for future employment. Programs include the Women’s Leadership Conference, Emerging Leaders Program, Mizzou Alternative Breaks and Caring for Columbia. The office advises student government and is the central campus resource for recognized student organizations.
The Social Justice Symposium creates conversation around three core aspects of social justice: awareness, advocacy and activism. Topics may include ability, ethnicity, gender, LGBTQ advocacy, multiculturalism, sustainability and veteran student populations.
Learn leadership, communication and event-planning skills in this tight-knit organization. Join anytime and find a committee that matches your goals, passions and talents.
Learn conflict management and communication skills with Mizzou’s outdoor experiential education office. Teams of participants learn to build trust on high- and low-ropes courses. Venture Out serves classes, university departments, student organizations and groups from around Mid-Missouri.
The Women’s Leadership Conference brings students and woman leaders from Mid-Missouri together to discuss the past, present and future of women’s leadership. The conference is built upon four pillars: networking, education, empowerment and diversity.