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Join us in Advancing Missouri

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As the first publicly supported institution of higher learning west of the Mississippi River, the University of Missouri has provided teaching, research and service to Missouri since 1839. As the state’s only public research and doctoral-level institution, the UM System is a historic investment that pays back rich dividends, with returns compounding over time.

Whether you are an alumnus, a parent of a student or someone who has been helped by one of our programs, you can help us continue to serve the state.

bullet Advocate for support of higher education.

bullet Collaborate with our researchers and faculty members; invest in their research.

bullet Work with us on creating new internships and career opportunities for our graduates.

bullet Encourage all young people to pursue higher education and become lifelong learners.

Share your story

What does the University of Missouri mean to you? We’re collecting stories about the unique, statewide impact of our four campuses, Extension and health care enterprise to include in an interactive map on our website.

How has a degree from one of our four university campuses affected your life or a loved one’s? Did the university help you or a friend with a business plan? Is your community working with one of our researchers to promote tourism or healthy living?

Tell us your story or recommend a person or organization to be featured on our interactive map. Click here to share your story.  

Get social with us!

Get live updates from curators meetings, see important announcements, meet UM System friends and catch our latest videos. Visit our Engage With Us webpage.