ASUM Bear Necessities

About Us


Due to open at the beginning of spring semester 2022, the ASUM Bear Necessities agency will serve as a resource to students experiencing any basic needs insecurities. Our goal is to close the loop in resources by becoming a one stop shop for questions regarding housing insecurity, food insecurity, homelessness and more. Part of our programming will include elements from both the Renter Center and Neighborhood Ambassador programs.

Tune in to our social media pages to stay up to date with announcements as we get closer to our opening day!


The ASUM Bear Necessities agency supports students experiencing basic needs insecurity, closes gaps in resources for students, and advocates for change to prevent future need.


The ASUM Bear Necessities Agency aims to close gaps in resources for college students experiencing hardships and will work to disrupt the power structures that contribute to basic needs insecurities for University of Montana students.


Kat Cowley, Director


  • Call: (406) 243-2017



Hours & Location:

  • Mon - Fri: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • University Center Room 118
  • Closed for University holidays

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