Welcome to American Indian Student Services

Guiding Principle

American Indian Student Services is dedicated to Native American enrollment, achievement and success at the University of Montana. Through a "Family Education" approach, AISS supports Native American students and their families as they negotiate academic life and their transition to The University of Montana and the Missoula community. AISS provides advocacy on behalf of students with university faculty, staff and academic departments. AISS staff strives to provide services to Native American students and their families, which includes academic, social, domestic and cultural supports, while providing university personnel with important information and advice to assure better understanding and encouragement to the Native American students at The University of Montana.


American Indian Student Services is located in the Payne Family Native American Center Suite 113 at the Universtiy of Montana. This building is a Platinum LEED Certified building, the first on campus. The PFNAC provides a bridge between Native American and mainstream cultures. The Payne Family Native American Center serves as an academic center, social and cultural hub, and gathering space. This location provides a symbol of goodwill, unity, and intersection. 

Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.


Staff Directory

AISS Director
P: (406) 243-6352

Peer Mentoring Program
P: (406) 243-6308

Front Desk Receptionist
P: (406) 243-6306
F: (406) 243-6199

You may also contact our department via email at AISS@umontana.edu.