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Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Teresa Branch

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.

Dr. Teresa Branch

Welcome Message

Welcome to Student Affairs.  Student Affairs is primarily responsible for managing the student experience outside the classroom.  From housing and health, to disability services and on-campus dining, we provide services and facilities that support students, promote learning, and encourage personal growth.

As Vice President, I oversee the Dean of Students and the twelve Student Affairs departments.  We are here to serve you! If you cannot find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

Teresa Branch

Student Safety

A Message from the President of the University of Montana: Sexual Assault Will Not Be Tolerated. You can help end sexual assault.

If you have information or want to report an assault, contact:

Kathe Kountz
Interim Director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action/Title IX Coordinator
(406) 243-5710
Email: kathe.kountz@mso.umt.edu


Rhondie Voorhees
Dean of Students
(406) 243-6413
Email: rhondie.voorhees@mso.umt.edu

For support services or to speak with an advocate call the Student Advocacy Resource Center (SARC) at (406) 243-6559..

For more information on resources, reporting, and University policy related to student saftey and sexual assault, please visit the student safety page

Student Affairs Immersion Learning Program (SAIL)

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Applications for the 2014-2015 SAIL Internship will open on Tuesday, February 18.  Applications will be accepted until Monday, March 17.

For further information on the program, the application, and role descriptions, visit the SAIL program page.

SAIL interns learn more about Student Affairs by spending 12 weeks in four week rotations, and can elect to spend the next semester in an in-depth 16 week internship.  More information about previous SAIL students' experiences.

If you are interested in more information for 2014-2015, please contact Byron Drake, SAIL Program Coordinator, with further questions at (406) 243-4139 or bdrake@mso.umt.edu.

Minority Mentor

The Minority Mentor's job is to mentor and counsel African-American students enrolled at UM, helping them to deal with the non-academic aspects of student life.  Murray Pierce is UM's Minority Mentor.

For more information please contact  Murray Pierce, Special Assistant for Mentoring Programs to the Vice President for Student Affairs at (406) 240-5555, (406) 243-5225 (VPSA Office), or by email at mupierce@mt.gov. And check out the 25th Black Bicycle Corps Reenactment.

Mission

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.