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Our Mission & Membership

The Alumni Association was formed in 1871 at the same time that the University of Central Missouri was founded as Normal School No. 2.The association’s organization has changed through the years, but its mission remains constant.

Our Mission

The mission of alumni relations is to build loyalty and support among alumni, current students, and university constituents. This is accomplished by formulating, developing, and implementing a comprehensive program of activities and services that nurtures lifelong relationships, develops a spirit of loyalty and friendship, and provides a positive connection between alumni, current students, and the University.


Membership in UCM’s Alumni Association is complimentary and happens automatically upon degree completion and graduation from the university. All UCM graduates, former students and lab school graduates are considered alumni. Every year, more than 2,000 students become alumni.