University of Montana Student Resources
THE WRITING CENTER
The Writing Center helps undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines become more independent, versatile, and effective writers, readers, and thinkers. Welcoming all students, including international students, we provide a comfortable environment where students can engage in supportive conversations about their writing and receive feedback on their works in progress. Our professional tutors help students at any point during a writing process and with any writing task. Focused on the development of the writer, tutors help students to recognize their power as communicators and to practice strategies that will help them write more effectively.
The Writing Center treats writing both as a mode of communication and as a way to learn, and encourages all members of the University community to think more explicitly about their writing processes and the decisions they make as they write.
TRiO Student Support Services is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and has been a part of UM's services to students since 1979. We provide assistance to at least 375 active students every year. Students who participate in the program come from every academic department and major on campus. To participate in the program, students must meet eligibility guidelines that are based on household income, parent's education, or student disability.
Math tutoring is available at the following locations: at the Mansfield on the third level of the Mansfield Library; The Math Learning Center located in the Math Building 011. There is also Study Jam which focuses on providing group study opportunities and tutoring for student in high enrollment courses, available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 9pm. Other tutoring services include the Writing Center and TRiO Student Support Services.
Study Jam focuses on providing group study opportunities and tutoring for students in high enrollment courses, many of which require quantitative skills. The study tables operate two nights a week, Mondays and Tuesdays from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. in the Biz Buzz Lounge on the lower level of the Gallagher Business Building, offering support for students in the following courses:
- Accounting (ACTG) 201 & 202
- Business Finance (BFIN) 322
- Business Management Information Systems (BMIS) 270, 365, 372 & 373 (GBB L26)
- Economics (ECNS) 101S, 201S, 202S
Career Services provides quality educational, career, and life-planning services to assist students and alumni in achieving their personal and professional goals. We provide an array of services designed to support the university’s academic mission while fostering the out-of-classroom development of the individual.
Services offered at Career Services in the Lommasson Center are:
- Testing Services
- Student Employment
- Griz eRecruiting
- Career Fairs
- Career Counseling
- Peace Corps
DISABILITY SERVICES FOR STUDENTS
Disability Services for Students ensures that programs at the University of Montana are accessible and usable by students with disabilities. Access is a civil right; therefore, reasonable modifications must be made. We recognize that a “one-size-fits-all” approach is not a sound response to students with disabilities who are seeking to ensure appropriate modifications. Therefore, our staff works with each student individually and modifications are provided on a case-by-case basis.
AMERICAN INDIAN STUDENT SERVICES (AISS)
American Indian Student Services supports Native American students in their transition, achievement, and success at the University of Montana; by providing services and programs that have been established through collaborative partnerships with various campus and Missoula community members.
UM Allies program is to promote a campus environment that is inclusive and supportive of all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA (ASUM)
The Associated Students of The University of Montana represents, empowers and advocates for UM students. As your student government, ASUM offers a place to voice your comments or concerns, and it works to improve the quality of UM education, fund student groups and provide valuable services.
ASUM Services include:
- ASUM Childcare and Preschool and Family Resources
- ASUM Legal Services
- ASUM Off-Campus Renter Center
- ASUM Political Action Director
- ASUM Student Resolution Officer
- ASUM Sustainability Center
- ASUM Office of Transportation
- KBGA Radio
- Montana Kaimin
- UM Productions
ASUM shall be the representative body of the members of the Association, organized exclusively for educational and non-profit purposes. The primary responsibility of the Association is to serve as an advocate for the general welfare of the students. ASUM may also cooperate with other student associations to further common interests.
ASUM STUDENT GROUPS
Student group involvement is an important part of the college experience. ASUM recognized student groups represent a wide variety of academic, pre-professional, spiritual, political, musical, support, service, sport and special interest topics.
The University of Montana values leadership, engagement, diversity, and sustainability, because our institution is committed to respect, welcome, encourage, and celebrate the differences among us.
UM PUBLIC SAFETY
UM Police Department is composed of the UMPD - Police and UMPD - Parking Division. Both areas of UMPD work in partnership with the campus community to provide the most professional, effective public safety services possible. From parking management to crime prevention, the University of Montana Police Department is dedicated to supporting an environment which is safe and conducive to learning.
CURRY HEALTH CENTER
Curry Health Center provides quality, affordable, accessible health care for students at the University of Montana. We promote a healthy campus by treating students with dignity and respect and through collaborating and sharing our expertise with others.
- The Student Advocacy Resource Center (SARC)
The University of Montana has established the Veteran’s Education and Transition Services Office (VETS Office) to assist veterans and their family members in achieving academic success. We are a liaison for G.I. Bill education benefits between the University of Montana, the Veterans Administration (VA) and the student. Our goals is to provide a positive environment for veterans and family members.
- VA Education Benefits
- Veterans Groups
- Degree Planning
- Workstudy Hiring
VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS
The Division of Student Affairs facilitates student learning by providing high quality programs, services, and developmental opportunities, while fostering an inclusive campus community in support of the educational mission of The University of Montana.
- Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
- Student Affairs Immersion Learning (SAIL)
- Student Affairs Assessment Council (SAAC)
- Minority Mentor
- Campus Assault Prevention Office (CAPO)
- Student Conduct Code
- Student Grievance Procedure
- Alcohol and Drug Policies
- Cultural Diversity
- Student Conduct Code
- Disruptive Incident Report Form
TITLE IX AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA
Alicia Arant, Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, is the University's Title IX Coordinator. Alicia coordinates the University's response to complaints of sex-based discrimination, including sexual harassment, stalking, sexual assault, relationship violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct, as well as retaliation.