Department of Student Activities
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 (listed below).
To view a calendar of all events, and to submit your own event, visit stufftodo.missouri.edu.
The Black Programming Committee (BPC) produces shows and activities that appeal to the cultural and popular interests of the African American student population, and for the cultural enrichment of the student population as a whole. BPC produces events on the third Thursday of each month in addition to supplementary events each semester. It hosts an annual Homecoming Show that has featured comedians and spoken word poets. The committee also works with other groups on campus such as the Legion of Black Collegians, the Gaines Oldham Black Culture Center and Four Front to plan events to promote diversity and educate the MU community about African American issues.
The College Music Committee (CMC) is responsible for bringing concerts to campus and planning other such music related activities. Concerts are placed throughout the community for the shows to be successful. CMC has brought such acts as Fun., Kendrick Lamar, B.o.B, Imagine Dragons, and many more! The committee has also worked with the Residence Hall Association to plan a student vocal competition, Mizzou Idol. CMC brings both national and regional music to the MU campus from all genres. Every program CMC facilitates is created in an attempt to reach the broad range of musical tastes that MU students have.
Contact: Lauren Harris, email@example.com
The Films Committee is in charge of planning an annual film series that features Hollywood movies, independent films, documentaries and foreign films. Wednesday films are free and typically start at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday films are $1 and usually have two showtimes, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The committee meets prior to each semester’s start to plan out the next semester’s entire film roster and then also works with production companies and local theaters to have prescreens of select newly released films. The committee also has a Reading Day film for $1 with pizza and drinks.
The International Programming Committee (IPC) produces shows and activities that appeal to the international student population, and for the cultural enrichment of the student population as a whole. IPC’s main focus is to promote interaction between International and American students on campus through various programs that are both educational and entertaining. IPC works with the Missouri International Student Council to do semiannual International Welcome Parties for incoming International students that also show off several international student organizations to the broader campus population. Other events include the International Bazaar in September, International Nite in spring, outdoor festivals and international holiday celebrations and the Mystical Arts of Tibet, which toured at MU in October 2009.
Contact: Sarah Wolter, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Speakers Committee brings educational, enriching, and interesting speakers to campus in attempt to attract a variety of students. Speakers that the committee brings include actors, journalists, celebrities, cultural icons and more. Each guest lecturer is chosen based on their appeal to students, relevance to contemporary issues and embodiment of the University of Missouri’s ideals of Respect, Responsibility, Discovery and Excellence. Some speakers that have come to campus include actor/producer Joseph Gordon-Levitt, journalists Lisa Ling, Maya Angelou, actor Adrian Grenier, Tony LaRussa, and so many more!
The Special Events Committee is responsible for programming comedians, novelty events around campus, and student competitions. In 2012, the committee brought Seth Meyers, Nick Offerman, and Mike Birbiglia to provide excellent stand-up shows for campus. The committee also plans Happy Hour at the Alpine Tower each semester giving students a free opportunity to climb the Alpine Tower near Epple Field. Each program Special Events provides tries to appeal to every student on campus.