ASUM Committees

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The Relations and Affairs Committee is the default committee for changes to the ASUM Bylaws, ASUM Personnel Policy, or ASUM House Rules and reviews resolutions or motions relevant to these areas unless otherwise determined by the Senate during New Business. As well, it sees resolutions in regards to pertinent campus issues such as but not limited to: free speech, strategic investment, and University property improvements.

Meetings:

  • Meets every Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
  • Zoom link: https://umontana.zoom.us/j/91989878060 

Contact: Noah Durnell

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The Board on Budget and Finance is primarily responsible for the oversight, management, and allocation of ASUM appropriate funds generated through the student activity fee. The Board is also responsible for ASUM Fiscal Policy. Further responsibilities of the board are outlined in said ASUM Fiscal Policy

Meetings:  

  • Every Monday at 6:00pm
  • Zoom link: https://umontana.zoom.us/j/92699919654

Contact: Business Manager Ethan Hanley

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The Board on Member Organizations oversees all ASUM recognized student groups in terms of recognizing the groups for funding and investigating groups that have violated terms of recognition

Meetings:  

  • Every Sunday at 3:00pm
  • Zoom Link: https://umontana.zoom.us/j/99393000736

Contact: Business Manager Ethan Hanley

  • Email: asum.businessmgr@mso.umt.edu

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The Music Organization Union oversees the operation of music organizations, coordinates activities, and maintains relationships with the University and the community. The Board applies to the ASUM Senate ddirectly for funding on behalf of member organizations and for administrative purposes.

Meetings:

  •  Meets Saturdays at Noon
  • Zoom link: https://umontana.zoom.us/j/93264666285

Contact: Taylor Curry

  • Email - taylor.curry@umconnect.umt.edu

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The Sports Organization Union oversees the operation of the Sports Club Union. The Board is responsible for applyingg to the ASUM Senate directly for funding during Final Budgeting. Each member organization shall be responsible for maintaining direct contact with the Board regarding activities, coaching, fund-raising efforts and safety, as well as submitting line item rrequests for preliminary approval and assessment by the Board.

Meetings:

  • Monthly, contact for more information.

Contact:  Business Manager Ethan Hanley

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The ASUM Legal Oversight Board oversees ASUM Legal Services. Duties include examining the budget of ASUM Legal each spring prior to ASUM's Budgeting session, communicating issues within ASUM Legal to ASUM Senate when appropriate, participating in all ASUM Legal hiring decisions made outside the scope of the ASUM Interview Committee, and facilitating at least one Legal Board Forum per academic year and collecting exit surveys at this forum to gather feedback for improvement to meet the changing needs of students.

Meetings:

  • Contact the chair for more information.

Contact: Vince Tarallo

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ASUM Childcare Oversight Committee oversees the ASUM daycare. We examine the budget each spring, communicate any issues within the daycare to the senate, work with the director to solve issues related to ASUM childcare and its operations, and have general oversight of the day-to-day operations where it's appropriate. We tour all of the facilities at least once during each academic semester.  

Meetings:

  • Contact the chair for meeting times.

Contact:  Brian Fulton

  • Email - brian.fulton@umconnect.umt.edu

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ASUM Elections Committee is responsible for holding, monitoring, and arranging the yearly elections for the ASUM offices of President, Vice President, Business Manager, and Senators and for conducting referendums and special elections if necessary.  

Meetings: 

  • Not Meeting Until Spring

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The GPSC is responsible for coordinating advocacy regarding graduate student issues, reporting weekly to the ASUM Senate, and working within the Graduate School and Graduate Council to further graduate students’ interests at UM as the official graduate and professional student advocate committee of the ASUM Senate.

Meetings:

  • Contact the chair for more information.

Contact: Char Gatlin

  • Email - charles.gatlin@umconnect.umt.edu

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Duties and functions of the Housing Board shall include: reviewing the operations of the ASUM Off-Campus Renter Center and playing an advisory role to the ASUM OCRC at times.

Meetings:

  • Contact for more information.

Contact: Kelly Armington

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The Committee is responsible for interviewing and recommending individuals to the ASUM President for positions within ASUM. This may include vacant Senate seats, Student Regent nominees, the ASUM Lobbyist, and the ASUM SPA Director.

Meetings:

  • As Needed. Contact for more information.

Contact: Noah Durnell

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Duties and functions of the KRELF Committee include: reviewing project applications and determine allocation of funds, providing feedback for all project applications, developing and distributing a request for proposals at least twice a year, actively soliciting project proposals, i.e., conduct outreach and assist applicants in preparing fundable proposals, building financial resources and campus support for the fund through methods in addition to lock-in fees. developing campus and local partnerships and increase community awareness of KRELF, coordinating with University Administration, Student Affairs, Facility Services, Auxiliary Buildings Managers, and Academic Departments, and any other duties as determined and implemented by the committee with a simple majority of voting members.

Meetings:

  • Contact for more information.

Contact: Maddy Jones

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The Student Outreach and Marketing Committee is responsible for education and outreach pertaining to ASUM and its agencies.

Meetings: 

  • Mondays at Noon
  • Zoom link: https://umontana.zoom.us/j/95771840880?pwd=VXNIaGxTR0RkSVRqc2k2ZWhEc0krUT09

Contact: Jack Rinck

  • Email: jack.rinck@umconnect.umt.edu

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The Committee is responsible for all activities occurring on Missoula College and Bitterroot College campuses that affect the ASUM and reviews the ASUM governing documents and recommend changes as necessary to meet the representation needs of students attending the Missoula College and 37 Bitterroot College.

Meetings:

  • Contact the chair for more information.

Contact: Paul Tran

  • Email - paul1.tran@umconnect.umt.edu

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The Board is responsible for appointing the Editor and Business Manager of the Montana Kaimin. The Board also oversees the general operations of ASUM-funded publications, without infringing on First Amendment rights. The Publications Board, upon request to the Montana Kaimin Business Manager, reviews the financial budget(s) of the Montana Kaimin operations. The Publications Board conducts a financial review at least once a month during the academic year.

Meetings: 

  • Monthly. Contact the chair for more information.

Contact: Business Manager Ethan Hanley

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The Board is responsible for the yearly appointment of the General Manager as well as approving the General Manager's recommendations for positions listed in Item 4.60 of Personnel Policy. After approval of the Board, the General Manager shall submit these recommendations to the ASUM Senate for approval The Board also oversees the general operations of KBGA.

Meetings:

  • Contact for more information.

Contact: Business Manager Ethan Hanley

  • Email - asum.businessmgr@mso.umt.edu

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 The Board oversees the Recycling center in terms of budgeting, review, and improvements.

Meetings:

  • Thursdays at 3:00pm
  • Zoom link: https://umontana.zoom.us/j/94126759228?pwd=TTBmM05BY2V5em9ZL1QxTkgrRHI0QT09

Contact: Jack Rinck

  • Email - jack.rinck@umconnect.umt.edu

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The committee convenes at least once per academic semester to hear and review applications from undergraduate and graduate students. The committee determines what portion of each applicant’s request to fund, and provide documentation to the Office of the Provost and to ASUM for allocation of the approved funding.

Meetings:

  • Contact for more information.

Contact: Business Manager Ethan Hanley

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During non-legislative years, if the committee has not been disbanded, the duties and functions of the Student Political Action Committee shall include The Chair of Student Political Action Committee presenting a plan of identified political issues and at least one (1) campaign per semester, mandated to be conducted during their term.

During legislative years, the committee will function under a hired Student Political Action director. The director will direct the hired ASUM lobbyist on what legislation to focus on based on the committee’s legislative agenda.The committee shall provide guidance and supervision to the director, in addition to a weekly conference call with the lobbyist. The committee will be responsible for all grassroots organizing on campus and within the community for bills on the legislative agenda.

Meetings:

  • Contact for more information.

Contact: Kelly Armington

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Sustainability Committee is charged to interact with students and administration in order to advocate for sustainable practices on our campus. The goal of outreach is to share with students how they can contribute to their community and push positive social change which will lessen our University's footprint.  The committee is also focused on implementing university policies which reflect similar, environmentally-friendly philosophies. 

Meetings:

  • Contact the chair for more information.

Contact: Jack Rinck

  • Email - jack.rinck@umconnect.umt.edu

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Duties and functions of the Transportation Board include, Annually reviewing the ASUMOT budget, the transportation fee, and the performance of the ASUMOT Director, Giving a binding vote on projects amounting to 2% or more of the ASUMOT budget, Submitting for approval to the ASUM Senate any project which a) amounts to 6% or more of the annual ASUMOT budget, and b) is approved in committee by anything less than a unanimous decision of all members present, Continuously evaluating the ASUMOT long-term strategic plan. The Board may alter the current strategic plan or create a new long-term strategic plan, to be approved by a two thirds (⅔) majority vote of the Board, and Meeting with campus, community, statewide and national transportation specialists to gain insight on transportation issues in order to advocate on behalf of student interests.

Meetings:

  • Contact for more information.

Contact: Jonathan Karlen

  • Email - jonathan.karlen@umconnect.umt.edu

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The University Center Oversight Board will provide advice and oversight about University Center policies, activities, and staffing; and aannually review the University Center budgets and fees, including, but not limited to, 52 the Annual Operating Budget, Auxiliary Capital Fund, and UC Repair and Replacement 53 account.

 Meetings:

  • Contact for more information.

Contact: Maggie Bornstein

  • Email - maggie.bornstein@umconnect.umt.edu