The University of Montana Alumni Association, established in 1901 by Eloise Knowles, represents over 85,000 graduates, former students and friends across the world. The mission of the Association, with offices in Brantly Hall, is to "identify and serve the needs of this University, its alumni, students and friends." The Alumni Association sponsors and helps coordinate Homecoming, Charter Day, Distinguished Alumni Awards, Senior Recognition Day, Scholarships, Internships and Commencement Reunions. The Association also co-sponsors with Career Services the Ask-An-Alum program, which connects alumni with currently enrolled students who are exploring career options. Visit their website at www.grizalum.com for more information.
Associated Students of The University of Montana (ASUM) Student Goverment
The Associated Students of The University of Montana is the representative body for students to voice their comments and concerns, create new programs, volunteer on committees and fund student groups on campus. As the voice for UM students, the ASUM Senate meets weekly to discuss important topics affecting students.. ASUM offers a great many services to students that have paid the student activity fee. For more information, please contact ASUM at 243-2451, www.umt.edu/asum or stop by the ASUM office at UC105.
ASUM Child Care Preschool and Family Resources
The ASUM Childcare Preschool and Family Resources operates five Child Care and early education centers. Child Care is available to students, faculty and staff. The centers are open for children 18 months --6 years. The program provides referrals to private residences providing child care for children ages new born to 12 year as well as a variety of family resources. For more information, please contact us at 243-2542, www.umt.edu/asum/childcare or stop by the Child Care office at UC119.
ASUM Legal Services.
ASUM Legal Services provide limited, low-cost legal services to activity fee paying students at The University of Montana/COT. For more information, please contact us at 243-6213, www.umt.edu/asum/legalservices or stop by ASUM Legal at UC112.
ASUM Off-Campus Renter Center
The Renter Center provides counseling for student renters experiencing issues with their landlord, encourages positive neighborhood relationships, assists students with finding housing, and advocates for renters. Additionally, the agency maintains the Off-Campus Housing Finder located on the agency website. For more information, please contact us at 243-2017, www.umt.edu/rentercenter or stop by the Off-Campus Renter Center at UC105.
Getting to campus and finding a parking place can be challenging, so why not explore other ways of commuting. The ASUM Office of Transportation has 3 different park n ride shuttles and one late night bus. Service from south/Higgins area is every 5-10 minutes; service from E. Broadway is every 10 minutes and from the College of Technology is every 15-20 minutes. You can park free and take the shuttle free. It gets you close to your destination on campus – closer than if you drive and park. Service starts at 7:25 each day and ends between 6:20 and 7:05 depending on which shuttle you take. Schedules are on line at www.umt.edu/asum/ot or are available at many places on campus or on the bus. The late night bus runs from 7:05 p.m. until 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and until midnight on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
More options for hassle-free commuting are Mountain Line (free with your Griz card), 2 bike check out programs, or interest free bike loans.
Stop by UC 114 for more information.
KBGA College Radio, 89.9 FM, is the student-run, college radio station for The University of Montana. Also available streaming online at www.kbga.org, we provide a diverse format of music and talk programming 24 hours a day. We are a non-commercial, educational station, so everyone is welcome to become a DJ. For more information, please contact us at 243-6759, www.kbga.org or stop by the KBGA office at UC208.
The Montana Kaimin is the University’s student-run newspaper. Published since 1899, it has worked hard to serve, entertain and inform students with issues that are important to them. Publication begins the first week of school and is printed Tuesday – Friday during fall and spring semesters. Check us out on our website for more information and past editions. For more information, please contact us at 243-6646, www.montanakaimin.com or stop by the Kaimin’s office at the Don Anderson Hall 207.
UM Productions is a student-run/student-funded organization whose goal is to bring quality events to The University of Montana and the Missoula community. UM Productions strives to provide students with hands-on experiences and employment opportunities and bring concerts and events that are focused on diversity with a strong dedication to the arts. Check out our website for upcoming events and job opportunities. For more information please contact us at 243-4981, www.umproductions.org or stop by the office at UC104.
Student Political Action Office
The Student Political Action office is a resource for students who have a desire to participate in the political process at the local, state and federal levels. Through a student committee, the SPA office works with students through a committee to represent student interests by working with City Council, the State Legislature and the Montana Delegation. For more information, please contact us at 243-2451, or stop by the ASUM office UC105.
ASUM Student Resolution Officer
The Student Resolution Officer is your representative for handling student complaints against a faculty member or university administrator that cannot be resolved informally. The Student Resolution Office advocates for students in a three-step dispute resolution process. For more information, please contact the Resolution Officer at 243-5431, firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the ASUM office at UC 105.
ASUM Student Clubs and Organizations
ASUM recognizes and offers funding for over 200 student organizations and special interest clubs. Find out about a student group that interests you and the many benefits student groups receive by checking out our website www.umt.edu/asum/studentgroups or stopping by the ASUM office at UC 105.
The Greek Community of The University of Montana provides a comprehensive educational, social, and living experience for members through the promotion of friendship, leadership, personal development, academics, and services to the University and the Missoula community. The Greek members donate their time and support to over 50 recognized philanthropies. Additionally, they involve themselves in a wide variety of campus leadership organizations, such as Residence Life Staff, PRO's, ASUM Senate, Advocates, Peer Advising, and Mortar Board.
The Greek system has six (6) national fraternities (Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu, Kappa Sigma and Sigma Phi Epsilon) and four national sororities (Alpha Phi, Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta and Kappa Kappa Gamma). Information about Greeks can be obtained in the Office of Greek Life (UC 209B) or by visiting http://life.umt.edu/greeklife/ or calling 243-2005.