University of Montana Advocates

The UM Advocates are an ASUM student group dedicated to the promotion of the University of Montana.  We do this by taking on roles such as campus tour guides, new student orientation leaders, and by embodying the Griz spirit in our everyday lives.  We are a group of diverse students who represent a wide breadth of academic majors, personal interests, and beliefs.  Our goal is to make everyone, from new students to alumni,  feel welcomed and part of the Griz Family...while having fun doin' it!

Advocate Mission Statement

We create and represent community through acts of service, while embodying acceptance, living purposefully, and fostering growth - in order to uphold the traditions and heritage of the University of Montana.


  • To provide leadership opportunities for the personal development of members
  • To assist the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in the recruitment effort with activities both on and off campus
  • To staff and facilitate orientations, both in the summer and during the academic year
  • To promote the University of Montana by working with and assisting in projects for the following organizations and departments on campus.
    • Alumni Association
    • The UM Foundation
    • The President's Office
    • University Relations
    • The Mansfield Center
    • Student Affairs
    • Academic Departments


Advocate Coordinators

Siena Cysewski


Liv Wilson


Advocate Advisor



Devin Carpenter 


active members strong across all colleges and from every corner of the US
year legacy as a student run organization
"Gradvocates" - alumni of UM and the organization