Student Academy with the FBI

The UMKC Student Academy is a partnership between UMKC and the Kansas City Field Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that offers unique seminars exclusively to UMKC students. The Academy is modeled after the Bureau’s Citizens Academy, and UMKC is among a select universities in the United States to offer these learning opportunities.

The UMKC Student Academy was established in 2016, and consists of eight seminars offered throughout the academic year by FBI personnel. Students attending 6 or more seminars receive a certificate of completion from the FBI. Topics include civil rights, international terrorism, voting fraud, active shooter and hostage negotiation, cybercrimes, and white collar/corporate crimes and public corruption. All seminars are held in the UMKC Student Union from 5:30pm to 6:45pm; see below for specific rooms for each seminar.

Dates for 2018-2019 seminars:

Fall Semester

September 11, 2018 – Domestic Terrorism – Student Union 401C

October 2, 2018 – Gangs and Violent Crime – Student Union 401C

October 23, 2018 – Technology, Cyber Crimes and Forensics – Student Union 401C

November 27, 2018 –   Prosecuting Federal Crimes – Student Union Theater 103


Spring Semester

February 5, 2019 – Criminal Intelligence – Student Union 401D

March 5, 2019 – Gangs & Violent Crimes – Student Union 401D

April 2, 2019  – Explosives and Ordinance Recovery – Student Union 401D

April 30, 2019 – Training, Recruitment and Professional Development – Student Union Theater 103


For more information contact Dr. Ken Novak.