Community Outreach

Rockhurst University is located in a diverse, historic neighborhood that is home to educational, cultural and scientific institutions. The area is steeped in culture, grassroots activism, ecological and historic preservation and revitalization.

A strong community is instrumental to the vitality and diversity of our university. Rockhurst takes pride in working with our neighbors to create a safe, secure, integrated and healthy neighborhood offering ever higher qualities of life. We continue to promote a welcoming, thriving environment for our students, staff, faculty, guests and neighbors as we strive to fulfill our mission of learning, leadership and service in the Jesuit tradition.

Download the latest Community Update (PDF) and a Guide to Neighborhood Living (PDF) .

We All Live Here

Rockhurst students and community kids aim for litter free city.

We are the 49/63

Take a minute to see why we’re proud to be located in the cultural heart of Kansas City

Welcome to the Neighborhood from Rockhurst University on Vimeo.

Community Partners

Rockhurst University is in the city for good. The university continues to build strategic partnerships that strengthen our community and offer unique educational opportunities for our students. The university has many long-term community partners. Here are a few for which we hold membership.

Brush Creek Community Partners

Southtown Council


Tulips on Troost

The Metro

City of Kansas City, Mo.