University of Missouri

Missouri Students Association

The undergraduate student government at the University of Missouri


Get Involved

Why should you get involved in your student government?

A strong, effective, efficient, and competent student voice is critical to the overall student experience at Mizzou. There are many opportunities for YOU to get involved with MSA and have an impact on campus during YOUR time here and for years to come.

 The Three Branches of Government

  • Legislative Branch
  • Judicial Branch
  • Executive Branch


Chancellor’s Standing Committee

  • Apply to be a member of a Chancellor’s Standing Committee! Take advantage of the possibility to meet with Staff and Administrators and have your voice heard on important issues facing Mizzou. For more information, please email

MSA Senate

  • Join MSA Senate to look for problems on campus, represent your fellow students, and get a creative license to be an agent of change. Create the future; be the future!

Department of Student Activities (DSA)

The Department of Student Activities (DSA) is responsible for creating, managing and marketing exciting activities for the University of Missouri student body. DSA brainstorms and constructs activities based upon assessments of the student body. All students can join any of the six DSA committees.

Department of Student Communications (DSC)

The Department of Student Communications performs public relations services for MSA. In addition to advertising, DSC conducts surveys to gather student opinion and provides strategies for marketing for the specific programs and happenings of MSA. DSC also works with other branches of MSA to effectively communicate with students about upcoming events, ongoing legislation, and overall daily happenings within MSA. DSC outreaches to campus organizations, provides strategies for marketing specific programs and events of MSA, and operates the MSA website and social media sites. To get involved with the Department of Student Communications.

Department of Student Services (DSS)

The Department of Student Services was put in place as a resource for students to ensure the ability for academic success and well being of those on campus. Essentially, DSS takes ideas from students, faculty, and organizations, and puts them into action through the work of its various committees. DSS is made up of three committees: Services Development, Student Housing Issues, and Student Interests. Get involved with the Department of Student Services.