Student Policies and Procedures
The Office of Student Affairs provides policies to ensure that students, staff, and faculty are living in a safe and healthy community.
Student Conduct Code describes expected standards of behavior for all students, including academic conduct and general conduct. It outlines students' rights, responsibilities, and the campus processes for adjudicating alleged violations. The code promotes honesty, integrity, accountability, rights, and responsibilities associated with constructive citizenship in our academic community. More information can be found here.
Student Grievance Procedure is a formal procedure for students who have a complaint against a faculty member. Information about this procedure (PDF) is available at the provost site; scroll down to section 21.000 on pages 88 through 98. The ASUM Student Resolution Officer is available to answer questions about procedures and to assist with the process. Time restrictions are important, so student should review procedures immediately if they feel they may have a complaint. The Resolution Officer receives voice mail at (406) 243-5431 or email at email@example.com.
How To File A Complaint: Students and prospective students of the Montana University System are encouraged to initially address complaints through the applicable institution's complaint or review procedures. At the University of Montana, please refer to the following.
- For concerns about academic performance, contact the Office of the Provost at (406) 243-4689.
- For concerns about safety, contact the UM Police at (406) 243-6131.
- For concerns about campus life, contact the Office for Student Affairs at (406) 243-5225.
- For concerns about student conduct and for general assistance, contact the Dean of Students at (406) 243-5225.
- For concerns about discrimination or protected-class harassment, contact the Title IX Coordinator/Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office at (406) 243-5710.
- For further questions and complaint procedures, please review the full Montana University System complaint process.
Alcohol and Drug Policies outline expectations regarding the use and possession of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs. These policies apply to all faculty, staff, and students: 1) on University property; 2) at University-sponsored events; or 3) at events sponsored by University-recognized organizations.
Cultural Diversity at UM honors and respects all members of the campus community not in spite of, but because of their differences. The Office of Student Affairs provides programs to celebrate diversity at UM, which include but are not limited to the International Culture and Food Festival, Day of Dialogue, and Tunnel of Oppression. More information about some of these programs and about diversity at UM can be found here.