The University of Montana UM Housing community is very much a part of the total University and Missoula communities. The campus is a center for learning, cultural, and social activities. Residing in a Residence Hall or University apartment places you at the center of these activities. Our mission is to create an atmosphere that is safe, provides for individual growth, and promotes academic exploration and learning.

No community is totally risk free. Crimes take place in our society at large including on university campuses. The University of Montana and the UM Housing Office want to encourage you to take joint responsibility for your safety here on campus. The best protection against criminal acts is for all students, faculty, and staff to be aware of and report any suspicious acts. All members of our community can reduce the risk of campus crimes by being responsible for our personal safety and taking practical precautions.

Campus Resources

The University of Montana has resources available to students to assist in their safety on campus. Please do not hesitate to contact any of these offices with questions.

Department Name

Phone Number


University of Montana Police Department 406-243-6131 Physical Plant
Office for Community Standards 406-243-2611 Turner Hall, Room 101
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action


University Hall, Room 006
Student Advocacy Resource Center


Curry Health Center, Room 108

Community Liaison Officer

(406) 243-6103

Serving as the Community Liaison Officer, UMPD officers work closely with the Residence Halls and assist in responding to crimes in progress and ongoing investigations. This position also assists UM Housing staff with mental health issues and conduct issues, and serves to be available to students, staff, and faculty as a law enforcement resource. The Community Liaison Officer also oversees the Area Officer program.

Area Officers have been assigned to a specific Area of Residence Halls in order to build rapport with the community within that area. These officers go on rounds of the buildings with the Resident Assistants, attend floor meetings, and speak with students about crime prevention and personal safety.    

The University of Montana Police Department is a State-recognized law enforcement agency that is responsible for the protection of lives and property and responds to all crime activities within the jurisdiction of the University. University Police are sworn peace officers who have graduated from the Montana Law Enforcement Academy. University Police respond to and investigate all crimes and enforce federal, state, and local laws.  

Fire Log

The 2019 Fire Log provides information about fires that have occurred in the University of Montana's on-campus housing facilities within the past year.

Annual Security Report

A complete copy of the 2018 Annual Campus Security and FireSafety Report can be found on the University of Montana Police Department's website.