The University of Montana Residence Life 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 and the Residence Life 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
Dean of Students 406-243-6413 University Hall, Room 022
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action


Brantly Hall, Room 115
Student Advocacy Resource Center


Curry Health Center, Room 108

Community Liaison Officer


Serving as the Community Liaison Officer, Officer Brad Giffin will work closely with the Residence Halls and assist in responding to crimes in progress and ongoing investigations. This position also assists Residence Life staff with mental health issues, 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 and has the responsibility 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 2017 Fire Log provides information about fires that have occurred in University of Montana's on-campus housing facilities within the past year.

Annual Security Report

A complete copy of the 2016 Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report can be found on University of Montana Police Department's website.