Faculty Affiliates

Who is a faculty affiliate?

  • Faculty affiliates and griz visitors are associated with an academic department or organization of the University for the purposes of research or academic oversight.

  • Those who hold the courtesy appointments typically contribute to the instructional, research, creative activity, or service functions of the University.

  • Examples of faculty affiliate eligibility include serving on a graduate committee, preceptor for nursing students, or contributing to research.

  • Current employees, students, and other affiliates are not eligible for affiliate status.


New Affiliates

New faculty affiliates can be approved at any time during the year by completing the Faculty Affiliate application. To complete the application, you will need to provide:

  • A summary of the applicant's qualifications and expected academic contributions,

  • Applicant's CV or resume,

  • Assigned chair/director and the unit dean.

Once the electronic form has been routed and signed by designated approvers, it will be routed to the Provost's Office for final approval and processing. 


Faculty affiliate appointments are automatically renewed September 30th each year. Sponsoring departments are responsible for reviewing and requesting changes of affiliate status. Authorized users can access the Current Affiliates Report in InfoGriz.


Campus Recreation membership includes access to the Fitness & Recreation Center, Grizzly Pool, Intramural Sports, Outdoor Programs (trips, classes and equipment rental), fitness classes, personal training and rock climbing wall. More on how to join may be found on the Campus Recreation website.

Once the Affiliate or Griz Visitor has completed the approval process and is entered in Banner with a University ID the person can obtain a Griz Card at the Griz Card office in the University Center.

Twenty four hours after the affiliate has completed the approval process and is entered in Banner with a University ID the person can utilize online services which include:

To access these services the NetID should be used for authentication purposes. More information on NetIDs and the associated password.

All Affiliates can go to CyberBear and set their UMontana alias to point to an email account of their choice in order to receive emergency emails. They can also enter a cell phone number to receive emergency text messages.

More information on the UMontana alias.

Additional Questions

If you are unsure what type of affiliate you should be or have any additional questions, please return to the Affiliates & Griz Visitors page.