At Missouri Western, service and critical skills development are central to our core mission.
The Center for Service seeks to provide opportunities to learn and serve by connecting students to volunteer opportunities and to recognize the value of that learning by offering elective college credits.
Students can now earn up to three college credits toward their degrees for FREE through their volunteer service.
Earn one credit toward your degree for every 40 hours of community service, up to a maximum of three credits. The credits count toward your degree and may also become part of your co-curricular record.
Earn up to three free credit hours through:
- Leadership Opportunities
Missouri Western students are doing good things in the community:
The Shoot Against the Prez competition wrapped up last week, and raised a total of $19,000 for the Center for Service.
The deadline to nominate a student organization for the Excellence in Philanthropy Award, given by the Missouri Western Foundation is April 17.
This award recognizes service by a student organization which has demonstrated outstanding commitment to their community through direct financial contributions, development of charitable programs, volunteering and leadership in philanthropy.
Nomination criteria and instructions can be found here: https://foundation.missouriwestern.edu/philanthropy-award/
Missouri Western student athletes came together to help grant a wish to a local child through the Make-A-Wish foundation. Student-athletes and staff members granted Carson Powell's wish of a colorful room makeover, leading a fundraising campaign to purchase the needed items and installing them in Carson's room.
They also hosted a special "Colors 4 Carson" recognition ceremony during a Griffon Basketball game where Carson and his family were joined by all Griffon student athletes for the presentation.
The Student Athlete Advisory Committee spearheaded the service project, which was named a finalist for the 2020 NCAA Division II Award of Excellence, which recognizes initiatives that exemplify the Division II philosophy, community engagement and student-athlete leadership. Division II honors its members each year for conducting events that promote student-athletes giving back and serving as leaders within their communities or on their campus.
Military and Veterans
Academic Service Center
Our enhanced military and veterans academic service center provides academic and financial advisement to active duty and former members of the military.
Want to learn more about or visit the University, but you’re not sure where to begin?
Visitors and students alike are invited to start at the Center for Service.
Our friendly and knowledgable staff will point you in the right direction!
Please call (816) 271-4100 or
stop by Eder Hall 202.