Resources and Support during Winter Break
While many services on campus are closed or have shortened hours during winter break, critical offices remain open and available to support UM students. The following list includes information about some of the offices that offer student support and remain open during winter break.
Please check online for winter break hours for other offices and services.
UM Support and Advocacy
(UM) Student Advocacy Resource Center (SARC)
SARC counselors partner with First Step Resource Center and are available to go with you. SARC does not report to the EO/TIX/Title IX Coordinator as other UM employees would. Talking with SARC does not start a campus or law enforcement investigation.
SARC provides free and confidential peer counseling and crisis intervention to student survivors of sexual and relationship violence, as well as support and information for family and friends. Services are available to survivors at all stages of recovery, from initial crisis intervention to healing, through support groups and peer counseling.
(UM) Inclusive Excellence for Student Success (IESS)
IESS provides guidance and mentorship to Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), and LGBTQ students and student groups. Students are encouraged to utilize the Branch Center and connect with IESS.
(UM) International Students & Scholars (ISS)
International Students and Scholars (ISS) provides services to international students and scholars at UM. ISS advances the exchange of ideas and culture through advocacy, education, engagement, and service. ISS assists international students from admission through graduation and is committed to the academic and professional success of each student.
Report for Campus Response
(UM) Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX investigates and responds to reported incidents of discrimination and sexual misconduct in accordance with the University's Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation policy. The team in the EO/TIX office can work to arrange interim measures to help you feel safe on campus (including housing and class schedule changes) and to ensure that you receive any assistance needed for continued productive access to all of your educational programs. They can also provide you with additional information about options for pursuing a campus policy investigation.
Report to UM Police
UM Police Department
The UM Police Department has sworn officers who are specially trained to respond to emergency and non-emergency reports of sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence, and stalking 24 hours a day. Officers can explain the options for medical exams, counseling, advocacy, and the processes for reporting assaults as crimes.
Contacting the police will be confidential and does not require you to file a report or pursue criminal charges against the offender.
UM Food Pantry
Missoula Food Bank
Missoula Food Bank & Community Center is a private, non-profit organization that addresses hunger in Missoula County by offering emergency food assistance and child nutrition programs to all individuals and families who come to us in need.