Community Center

The Rockhurst University Community Center is located at 5401 Troost Avenue at the edge of the Rockhurst campus.


The Rockhurst University Community Center exists to serve the unmet needs of residents in our neighborhood with particular emphasis on learning, leadership and service in the Jesuit tradition.

Rockhurst University is committed to inspiring hope in the lives of residents in our immediate neighborhood, with specific emphasis on the 49-63 neighborhood, and to building partnerships with neighborhood organizations. Our goals for the Community Center include:

  • To create and extend free recreational and educational opportunities to neighborhood residents.
  • To expand community service projects focused on meeting the needs of neighborhood residents.
  • To develop working partnerships with members of our shared community.
  • To encourage, support and promote participation in the daily life and events of Rockhurst by community members.
McGruff Safe House

The center serves as a safe haven for children who need help or in case of an emergency. For more information, call 816-501-4306 or email

Room Reservations

Meeting space is available for neighborhood organizations and youth serving and nonprofit agencies. The community meeting room has the capacity to hold up to and must not exceed 60 people. The kitchen and computer lobby may be reserved for small groups. Please submit your application online to reserve a meeting room and review our policies. Once you submit the application, you will receive notification that it has been received. If you have any questions, please contact Alicia Douglas at 816-501-4306 or Sharon Alexander at 816-501-4895. Thank you.

View the rooms here

Community Center Contributors

Special thanks to Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation; Francis Families Foundation; Rose Teicher Estate; H&R Block Foundation; Merchant, Merchant and Robinson Fund; Rockhurst University Regents; Ms. Barbara Bailey; Firstar; Oppenstein Brothers Foundation; Henry Wurst Family Foundation; and Edward F. Swinney Foundation.