Campus Life

When you become a part of the Cleveland University-Kansas City college community, you’ll quickly find that the experience is a good blend of education and family. 

We’re a tight-knit group of people who are all striving for the same goal: helping people live healthier, active lives. That warmth and commitment is present throughout campus. People know you, including our president, Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III, who can put a name to a face of nearly all of CUKC’s more than 500 students. 

Our students come from across the street and the other side of the world. While the mean age of our students is 26, they represent many age groups and backgrounds, and all share a desire to help people maintain good health and active lives. 

Feel at Home in Our College Community

With free tutoring and accommodation services, the finest campus facilities, and a café featuring fresh food daily, we offer everything you need to enjoy campus life. 

Educational Assistance

An important part of campus life includes providing you with the tools you need to succeed in the classroom. We believe offering educational assistance to individuals or groups of students outside of formal classroom instruction is integral to learning. 

Our educational assistance addresses several areas, including: 

  • Study skills 
  • Time-management skills 
  • Test-taking skills 
  • Learning styles assessment 
  • Student tutoring 

You will have access to free tutoring in a variety of subjects. 

Current students access the tutor list in the CUKC Student Resources section of the student portal, or you can contact our Academic Support department via email or by calling (913) 234-0805 for more information.

Café Cleveland 

Café Cleveland is a unique combination of full-service food operations and a mini market that serves up a healthy variety of snack and meal options. 

Features include: 

  • A self-service mini market, available whenever campus is open, that is stocked with fresh, nutritious food, snack selections, and your favorite beverages 
  • On-site, chef-prepared, fresh hot and cold foods available from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
  • Convenient ordering through the Chowit app for pickup without the wait 

Fitness Center

In line with our commitment to wellness and health promotion, the CUKC Fitness Center is available on campus for the exclusive use of students and employees, as well as for spouses and children (age 18 or older). The fitness center includes free weights, weight machines, group exercise space, treadmills, ellipticals, and other cardio-related machines. A weekly yoga class is available to students and employees at no cost.  

Fitness Center Hours: 

Monday–Friday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Campus Library

Research Support 

Our award-winning campus library houses research tools for conducting online literature searches and retrieving full-text articles. Our library staff provides training in the use of PubMed and other databases, and instructs users on constructing search strategies and evaluating search results. 

Interlibrary Loans and Document Delivery 

The interlibrary loan service is an easy way for users to gain access to books and journals not owned by the campus library. This service is provided at no charge to our community. 

Campus Library Hours: 

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Special hours during final exam weeks and trimester breaks are posted on-site. 

Experiential Learning

CUKC offers internships for both College of Chiropractic and College of Health Sciences students. We partner with facilities in the KC Metro and beyond to provide students with experiential learning related to their program of study: 

  • Success Strategies program for D.C. students to address the business side of their career 
  • Career Connections for D.C. students to meet practicing chiropractors and practice owners for insight and potential job openings upon graduation 
  • Internship opportunities for students in Exercise Science, D.C., and Exercise Physiology and Sports Performance 
  • Clinical and patient experience for Rad Tech students 


Sometimes you just need someone to listen. We offer counseling services through Varsity Health to help with personal and professional needs. 

Varsity Health offers comprehensive behavioral healthcare to students, including medication management with a psychiatrist and talk therapy with a licensed counselor. All counseling services are covered for CUKC students. Psychiatric care services are available at a reduced fee schedule. 

Additional College Community Benefits

Our college community is thriving. Additional campus facilities and amenities include: 

  • A wide variety of student clubs and organizations 
  • An annual vendor fair hosted by the Office of Campus and Alumni Relations where companies offer supplies, business support, and more 
  • Mission trips, open to students, faculty, and staff, typically offered annually 
  • A dedicated campus safety team that is available 24 hours a day 
  • Free technical support for students on CUKC applications and devices 
  • A computer lab where you can print 5,000 free photocopies 
  • Free guide to local housing near campus 
  • A campus community center with a pool table, a ping pong table, TVs, microwaves, coffee, and more to help you unwind between classes 
  • We are a member of the Dell university technology purchase program. This program offers CUKC students special discounts and deals not available to the general public on notebooks and desktop computers, printers, and other technology items. Email us to learn more.

Ready to Shape a Healthier World?