School of Education
September 15, 2020 Fall volume. 2

Keep Every Roo Safe!

We’re so glad you’re back on campus. Together, we can keep UMKC safe for all Roos. Our community members are expected to take proactive steps to monitor their personal health, stay home if they are feeling unwell and take measures to help protect our entire community. 

Based on CDC recommendations for universities, here is what UMKC asks us to keep in mind:
Health and Safety.

Additional Campus Preparations and Protocols can be below:

Ask Listen Refer:
UMKC Suicide Prevention Training

You may not be aware, but September is suicide awareness month and Counseling Services would welcome your collaboration in promoting a short training that can equip the UMKC community to help a student, faculty member, staff, relative, friend, or anyone that may be considering ending their life by suicide.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college-age students. The impact of COVID 19, racial injustice, and other issues in our society have also contributed to a rise in suicide ideation and other mental health concerns. Recognizing the warning signs and knowing what questions to ask someone we care about can help save a life. 

See the 15-minute, online suicide prevention training in the link below to learn how to Ask, Listen, and Refer somebody in crisis and help UMKC develop of campus community of care! You can access other mental health resources here.

Emergency Financial Resources

In an emergency or crisis situation, UMKC aims to be a lifeline for its students in need. These resources can help students who have encountered unexpected financial obstacles to complete their academic requirements without major interruption. 
Short-term Emergency loans
UMKC offers Short-term Emergency Loans for students to help cover expenses during unexpected or emergency circumstances. These loans must be paid off by the end of the semester in which they are borrowed. For eligibility requirements and restrictions, view our Short-term Loan Policy. To apply or get more information, contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office at or 816-235-1154. 
Kangaroo Food Pantry
The Kangaroo Food Pantry is an on-campus resource that provides assistance to members of the UMKC community dealing with food insecurity. In addition to filling physical food needs, the pantry also organizes the Kangaroo Pantry Meal Donation Program.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a non-remedial academic support program that targets high-risk courses rather than high-risk students. SI targets historically difficult courses by teaching students how to integrate course content with reasoning and study skills to increase their performance.
 SI consists of regularly scheduled, voluntary sessions outside of class, which are facilitated by trained peer leaders in small groups. In these informal seminars, students review notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools and prepare for exams. Students who attend SI sessions regularly throughout the semester earn on average a half to a full letter grade higher than those who attend no sessions.
For more information, check out their web site, or view the upcoming SI sessions.


RooGroups is your way to connect to student organizations, communicate with other members and discover events happening on campus. Students can sign on to RooGroups using their UMKC SSO login information and set their personal profile.
Use RooGroups to learn more about student organizations, activities happening online and around campus, and other ways you can get involved in the UMKC campus community!
Check out the School of Education Roogroup and register for the following upcoming events below!

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