- The Delta Alpha Chapter of Mortar Board at UMKC is one of the nearly 200 national chapters of this senior honor society. Juniors are annually selected for membership on the basis of scholarship, leadership and campus and community service. UMKC's Mortar Board chapter, installed in 1973, emphasizes University service.
- Omicron Delta Kappa is a national leadership honor society of students and faculty members, with circles on more than 200 college campuses throughout the country. The society recognizes and encourages the achievement of superior scholarship and leadership. Membership is granted on the basis of merit. Once achieved, it becomes as much an obligation and responsibility in citizenship as it is a mark of highest distinction and honor. In addition to the prestige that accompanies membership in Omicron Delta Kappa, all members are expected to engage cooperatively in effective leadership and services for the good of the institution and the community.
- Phi Kappa Phi, founded in 1897, was the first national honor society to recognize superior scholarship in all fields of study and to take into membership the highest-ranking student from all branches of learning. UMKC's chapter was constituted and installed with 16 faculty members on March 28, 1969. The national honor society replaced Torch and Scroll, the scholastic honorary which had served the University of Kansas City and then the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Each year, the highest-ranking students in the University are elected into membership.
- Golden Key is a international academic honors organization dedicated to excellence. The society is interdisciplinary and unites the talents of the brightest undergraduate students in America. Students qualify on the basis of objective academic criteria. No more than the top 15 percent of the juniors and seniors enrolled may be eligible. Members are actively involved with various community service projects.
- Order of Omega is the leadership honor society for social Greek organizations. The purpose of Order of Omega is to recognize those Greeks who attain a high academic and leadership standard, to bring together the most representative fraternity and sorority members to address local or intercollegiate affairs and to bring together members of the faculty, alumni and Greek system on a basis of mutual interest, understanding and helpfulness.
- Alpha Sigma Lambda provides an association for and recognition of academically outstanding adult/returning students in continuing higher education. The society is a nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of scholarship.
- Phi Beta Delta was founded in 1986 and established itself as a national organization in 1987 with 38 chapters. The goal is to recognize the scholarly achievement of international students and scholars, U.S. students who have studied abroad and faculty and staff who are involved in international activities. They serve as a vehicle for development of academic-based international programming, provide an on-campus network of faculty, staff and students involved in international endeavors and works to extend this network to thousands of members in chapters nationwide.
- Alpha Lambda Delta honors excellent academic achievement by students in their first and second year of study in higher education. The society has numerous programs to encourage continued superior classroom performance, such as awards, national workshops, campus activities, scholarships, fellowships and loans for undergraduate, graduate and professional study.
For more information about campuswide honor societies call (816) 235-1407.