Student Leadership

Student Leadership

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."
- John Quincy Adams

Leadership Opportunties

ASUM Student Government

ASUM is the student government for The University of Montana-Missoula campuses. ASUM is recognized as the representative voice for UM students and is administered by three elected officers the president, vice president, and business manager as well as a 20 member senate elected each spring for a one year term. Run for senate or one of the three elected officers. Be a voice for students!

Civic Engagement

The Office for Civic Engagement offers a variety of programs to enhance students’ professional, academic, and personal experiences through volunteerism and service learning.  Students who volunteer and take leadership roles with community service projects gain valuable work experience, a fantastic network of references, and at the same time make a meaningful difference in the lives of others in our community.

Greek Life Leadership

Being a member of a fraternity or sorority will give you the chance to refine your leadership ability. There is ample opportunity to practice and improve your organization, time management, event planning, and budgeting skills. You can even gain knowledge in managing a facility.

Honors Society


Internships provide undergraduate and graduate students a means to integrate classroom learning with practical job experience. Internships:

  • Offer academic credit toward graduation;
  • May be paid or volunteer;
  • Are available throughout the year;
  • Are available throughout Montana, the United States and overseas.

Leadership Programming-University Center 

The Center for Leadership Development prepares students for leadership on campus and in the community. They also host the Student Leadership Conference and coordinate the Outstanding Student Leader Award.

Peers Reaching Out (PROs)

Gain leadership skills in public speaking, group facilitation, team building, and health education. Obtain expertise in a certain health-related arena AND experience for employment in the future!

Resident Assistant

Meet new people and build a community in the resident halls while developing leadership skills by working with a floor of students in residence halls.


SAIL is a competitive intern placement program which allows students to explore career opportunities in UM Student Affairs departments. SAIL interns are selected for their interest in Student Affairs as a career opportunity. They are awarded

  • In-state tuition waivers
  • And receive $10.00/hour for the two semester experience.

Student Alumni

The University of Montana Alumni Association is committed to providing meaningful programming and services that allow our alumni to Get Connected ... Stay Connected.  We are your lifelong connection back to The University of Montana.  The best way to get involved with the Alumni Association is by joining as a member. Membership has its privileges: great benefits and the satisfaction of supporting your alma mater.

Student Groups

ASUM recognized student groups represent a wide variety of academic, pre-professional, spiritual, political, musical, support, service, sport and special interest topics.  Currently there are more than 160 ASUM recognized clubs and organizations. Find one that interests you, join in the fun.

Study Abroad

UM offers students the exciting opportunity to study abroad in one of 39 different countries through 3 different UM sponsored Programs: Partner University Exchange, the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), and Faculty-Directed Study Abroad Programs.  Discover more about yourself and the world you live in.

UM Advocates

The UM Advocates is a student group that is dedicated to the needs of the student through the transition process from high school to college, small setting to larger setting, and any other questions that they may have regarding college. Our group is made up of just around 100 members-and all are students that come from different backgrounds and yield unique perspectives and experiences that help make this group a microcosm of information that someone can relate to.

Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship

Interested in inquiry and investigation? Challenge your idea and make an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline. Undergraduate research and creative scholarship takes place under the supervision of a faculty mentor and typically culminates in a poster or oral presentation and a comprehensive written report, essay or thesis. All fields participate