Associated Students of the University of Missouri is the University of Missouri System-wide student organization in charge of legislative advocacy and political education. Every student enrolled at the University of Missouri is a member. Here at Mizzou, we bring legislators to campus, host panel discussions on relevant issues and provide opportunities for students to get more 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.
Four Front Minority Student Leaders Council is the voice of minoritized communities at Mizzou. This group is composed of student representatives Legion of Black Collegians, Asian American Association, Association of Latino/a American Students and Four Directions. Together, Four Front is creating a more inclusive campus at Mizzou by ensuring the voices of underrepresented communities are heard. Find out how you can impact diversity and inclusion at Mizzou by contacting us.
The Graduate Professional Council (GPC) is the official student government for all graduate, professional and post-baccalaureate students at the University of Missouri. GPC is the voice of graduate and professional students to many of the decision-making bodies at MU, including the Board of Curators and faculty committees. GPC meetings, called General Assembly meetings, are held the first Tuesday of each month. Become a senator who represents other graduate students by attending a General Assembly meeting.
The Office of Student Engagement coordinates leadership development programs including the Chancellor’s Leadership Class, Emerging Leaders Program, Mizzou Leadership Academy and iLead Workshops.
As the Black student government at Mizzou, the Legion of Black Collegians (LBC) takes pride in working to develop a lasting appreciation of social, moral, intellectual and cultural values that will uplift the Black student. We are the leading voice on campus working to eradicate ignorance and promote positive change through education, motivation and advocacy for Black students at Mizzou. Attend an LBC senate meeting to see how you can become an active member.
The Missouri Students Association is the recognized undergraduate student government association at the University of Missouri. Its three branches — executive, legislative, and judicial — serve more than 25,000 students with a wide variety of services funded by its $1.6 million budget.
The Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative (MBMI) is a leadership development program provided by the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center. We understand that leaving home can be challenging, and our program is intended to assist in the successful transition of Black freshman males into the collegiate environment. Three pillars guide the program’s operation: support, development and involvement.
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, 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 is a one-day conference designed to create conversation around three core aspects of social justice: awareness, advocacy and activism. The conference includes a keynote speaker, lunch, and multiple breakout sessions that could address topics like ethnicity, culture, multiculturalism, women’s advocacy, LGBTQ advocacy, gender, ability, serving our veteran student population, and sustainability.
Venture Out participants are engaged intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically in an uncertain environment where they may experience success, failure, adventure, and risk taking (sometimes all in one activity). The goal of Venture Out is to put your group through activities that require communication, teamwork, problem solving skills and leadership. Our activities are purposefully designed to be fun and challenging. We strive to help your group emerge from the experience closer and more cohesive.
The Women’s Leadership Conference coincides with Women’s History Month and is designed to bring students and female leaders from mid-Missouri together to discuss the past, present, and future of women’s leadership on a global level. The conference is built upon four pillars: networking, education, empowerment and diversity.