The Division of Enrollment and Student Affairs (ESA) is proud to host a number of programs at the University of Montana to ensure that students thrive.

  • Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) (formerly the Crisis Intervention and Referral Team, or CIRT) is a campus wide team of appointed professionals responsible for identifying, assessing, and responding to serious concerns and/or disruptive behaviors by students who may threaten the health or safety of the campus community. 

  • ESA Assessment Council is comprised of a representative from each department within Enrollment and Student Affairs, a representative from the Office of Planning, Budget, and Analysis, and a faculty member. These members assess Enrollment and Student Affairs programs in a formal report to ensure that units are maintaining standards of service delivery in accordance with national benchmarks. Internal and external reviews assist in measuring the effectiveness in attaining the department's goals.

  • Minority Mentor is a counseling resource to African-American students enrolled at UM that helps them manage non-academic aspects of student life.  For more information please contact  Murray Pierce, Administrative Liaison to the Black Student Union & Support for Students of African Descent at (406) 240-5555 or by email at

  • Campus Assault Prevention Office (CAPO) targets awareness and prevention of relationship violence, dating violence, sexual assault, rape, and stalking at UM

UM Prevention Education Programs 

  • AlcoholEdu is an online course that students are required to complete as part of their registration.  The course creates an opportunity for the University to collect critical data on student attitudes and behaviors related to alcohol.  This includes students' readiness to change their behavior, protective or high-risk factors they exhibit, and expectations they have towards the use of alcohol.  All of this data will help the University better understand and meet the needs of students.  For more information, please visit the AlcoholEdu website or contact the Dean of Students, Rhondie Voorhees.

  • Transit is an online financial literacy program designed to help students learn about personal finances, student loans, budgeting, and the use of credit.As the newest addition to The Office for Student Success, the Financial Education Program strives to help students at the University of Montana, Missoula College, and Bitterroot College take control of their financial futures. For more information please visit the Transit website or contact Holly Wright, Program Manager, UM Financial Education Program.
  • PETSA (Personal Empowerment through Self Awareness) is an online program designed to educate students about sexual assault. It is an online tutorial designed to educate the entire campus community and anyone interested in ending sexual violence. All students are required to complete the PETSA online tutorial and quiz. For more information, Visit the PETSA homepage or send us an email.
  • Bystander Training for New Students is an in-person training required of all new undergraduate students that is designed to educate about sexual violence and teach students how to look out for one another and interrupt unsafe situations.There will be opportunities for all new undergraduate students to participate in a required in-person bystander training session during the first half of the semester, including through First-Year Seminar classes and programs that will be advertised in the residence halls and across campus.  Watch your university email for announcements and information.  If you will be living in the residence halls, see your RA for details! For more information visit the Bystander Training webpage or contact Drew Colling, Sexual Assault Prevention Coordinator & Director of SARC