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Citizenship@Mizzou Requirement

To complete Citizenship@Mizzou, incoming undergraduate students (freshmen and transfer) will have to attend both of the following in their first semester at MU:

  1. Intro to Citizenship@Mizzou
  2. A “Citizenship-Approved Session”

Intro to Citizenship@Mizzou (Part 1)

New undergraduate students will attend a one-hour Intro to Citizenship@Mizzou. All incoming transfer and freshmen students will receive an email about the Citizenship requirements. Make-up sessions will go into March for any student who cannot attend Intro to Citizenship during the first few weeks of the semester. You can find a list of all the sessions on OrgSync.

Citizenship-Approved Sessions (Part 2)

A series of 50+ speakers, workshops, and events available throughout the semester on various topics like active citizenship, controversy with civility, implicit bias, and allyship. All incoming undergraduate and transfer students must attend one “Citizenship-Approved Session” and “Intro to Citizenship@Mizzou” before their hold will be lifted for the following semester. All sessions will be listed on OrgSync and many require an RSVP in advance. The full list of options is available on OrgSync.

Releasing Holds

To have a hold released for the next semester, a student must attend the hour long Intro to Citizenship@Mizzou and a Citizenship-Approved Session. For questions, please email

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for a session?
Simply go to OrgSync, click on the session you want, and click “yes” under “Will you be attending?”

I’m an online only student, do I still need to do Citizenship?
No. Distance students are not required to do Citizenship. If you are an online-only student and have a hold, email with your student number. Note: we will check to make sure you are an online only student before removing the hold.

Can I do Part 2 before Part 1?
Yes. We prefer you do Part 1 first if possible, but if not, that’s OK.

I got an email saying I didn’t complete Citizenship and still have a hold, but I went to my session already.
Citizenship is two parts. You must complete both Part 1 and Part 2 to have the hold removed.

Is the hold automatically removed or do I need to do something else?
The hold is automatically removed after you attend both parts of Citizenship@Mizzou. Holds will be removed weekly until October/March or where they will be removed no later than two business days after each event.

Where do I find a list of Part 1 make-up sessions?
They can all be found on OrgSync.

Where do I find a list of Part 2 sessions?
They can also be found on OrgSync.

I attended both Part 1 and Part 2, but the hold is still on my account. What do I do?
Please give us time to process the information with those who can remove your hold. If it has been longer than a week, email and we will get it worked out.

I signed up for a Citizenship session, but my schedule changed. What do I do?
Simply go back to the one you signed up for and change your RSVP to a “no” then select a different session.

Who do I talk to if I have questions?