The Office of Participatory Democracy

The Office of Participatory Democracy has been created to lend support to activities that give students the opportunity to apply lessons learned in the classroom to more practical situations. This new office provides coaching and financial support to the University of Missouri’s Model United Nations, Debate, and Mock Trial teams. For more information about these opportunities, see the undergraduate section on the Student Organizations page.

The Office of Participatory Democracy was founded with the generous support of the College of Arts and Science, the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, and the University of Missouri System.

To continue its mission and to thrive in doing so, it will need the support of our alumni, who know how these kinds of experiences can help our students thrive in the real world.

You can donate to the Office of Participatory Democracy Gifts Fund in any amount through our secure website. A donation provides our students with funds to travel to their tournaments. Thank you for helping us to provide these opportunities for students.

Questions? Please contact Bill Horner, Director of the OPD, at