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Alumni Association

The University of Montana-Missoula Alumni Association, established in 1901, with offices in Brantly Hall, represents over 70,000 graduates, former students, and friends. The mission of the Alumni Association is to coordinate the support of alumni and friends to strengthen the academic, research, service and leadership programs of the institution. The Alumni Association sponsors or helps coordinate numerous events during the academic year such as Homecoming, Family Weekend, Parents Association, Charter Day, Senior Recognition Day, and Commencement Reunions. The Association also sponsors the "Ask an Alum" program which connects alumni with currently enrolled students who are exploring career options.

Student Government

By paying the student activity fee, a student becomes a member of the Associated Students of The University of Montana (ASUM). ASUM is governed by officers elected at large - president, vice president and business manager - and a 20-member Senate. Together they have full authority over the ASUM general fund, which consists of the yearly activity fee collections and a total annual cash flow approximating 1.5 million dollars. The sole power to determine the allocation of the student budget resides with ASUM, pursuant to a 1970 Board of Regents policy. After the ASUM president presents the annual executive budget recommendation, the Senate determines the final allocations. The business manager and the Budget and Finance Committee, along with the ASUM accountant and office manager, then assume full responsibility for the disbursement of student money.

ASUM budgets money to its agencies - ASUM Administration, ASUM Child Care, UM Productions and ASUM Legal Services - as well as to a wide variety of special interest groups. It also co-sponsors Escort Service, Students Tutoring Students, and the UM Advocates. For these special interest groups, ASUM designates special funds available for emergency expenses. Information about these groups may be obtained in the ASUM Offices in the University Center or by calling 243-2451.

ASUM Child Care provides several child care facilities for activity fee- paying students.

UM Productions is the sole student programming agency on campus. Three different areas, each with a coordinator, provide the University and Missoula communities with a wide variety of entertainment and activities. They are: Pop Concerts, Special Events, and Performing Arts.

ASUM hires professional lawyers for Legal Services. Legal services are available to all activity fee-paying students for a one-time fee of $5 plus office and court costs. Services include everything from tenant-landlord disputes to major legal needs of students, not including major felonies.

Student appointments to full-voting membership on ASUM and University committees are made by the ASUM vice-president. Such committees virtually govern many aspects of the University, including curriculum, campus development, and scholarships and loans. Ad hoc committees may be appointed at any time by the ASUM president or vice-president.

ASUM has three semi-autonomous standing committees which share in student governance. Publications Board oversees all ASUM publications. The UC Board is charged with policy making for and administration of the University Center. The Student Political Action Committee oversees student interests in political affairs, both on and off campus, and organizes volunteers for various activities. It also assists the ASUM president in advising the full-time lobbyist hired by ASUM for state legislative sessions.

Special Interest Groups

Students have organized over 100 different special interest groups. Information about them can be obtained in the ASUM Offices in the University Center.

Fraternities and Sororities

The Greek Community of The University of Montana provides a comprehensive educational, social, and living experience for members through the promotion of friendship, leadership, personal development, academics, and services to the University and the Missoula community. The Greek members donate their time and support to over 50 recognized philanthropies. Additionally, they involve themselves in a wide variety of campus leadership organizations, such as Residence Life Staff, PRO's, ASUM Senate, Advocates, Peer Advising, and Mortar Board.

The Greek system has eight national fraternities (Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Beta Sigma, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu, and Sigma Phi Epsilon) and four national sororities (Alpha Phi, Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta and Kappa Kappa Gamma).

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