To complete Citizenship@Mizzou, incoming undergraduate students (freshmen and transfer) will have to attend both of the following in their first semester at MU:
- Intro to Citizenship@Mizzou
- 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 November 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 Engage.
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 Engage and many require an RSVP in advance. The full list of options is available on Engage.
Information for Incoming Freshmen Students in the Fall
All incoming freshmen in the fall will automatically be assigned to a Welcome Week Group. These groups will attend events throughout Welcome Week and will attend a pre-assigned Citizenship session during Welcome Week. Welcome Leaders will email incoming freshmen students with their pre-assigned Citizenship session. These emails typically are sent the first or second week of August.
Transfer or Returning Students in the Fall
If you are not a freshman, you will need to sign up for a Citizenship Part 1 session at some point during the semester. These sessions will be found on Engage.
Students will have Citizenship@Mizzou Reminder “hold” on their account until it is changed to an actual hold in September/February. This reminder hold is not restrictive and allows students to register for classes. It is coded as “CZR” in MyZou and designed to remind students that they need to complete the program. Students do not need to do anything regarding this reminder as it will automatically come off when they complete the program.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign up for a session?
Simply go to Engage and select the session you want. All freshmen in the fall semester have been pre-assigned a time and will receive this information the first or second week of August from their Welcome Leader.
I am going through recruitment, Marching Mizzou, etc. When is my Part 1 session?
Students who are participating in PHA/IFC Recruitment, Marching Mizzou, the BIOM FIG, or ROTC already have a Citizenship Part 1 session. The organizers of these programs are aware of these times.
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 email@example.com 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 Engage. New sessions are not published until August/January.
Where do I find a list of Part 2 sessions?
They can also be found on Engage.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 “I won’t be attending” then select a different session.
Who do I talk to if I have questions?
Email email@example.com or call 573-884-8267.