Division of Student Affairs
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, located in 301 Woods Hall, 516-5211, offers assistance and a wide variety of services to students. The office is responsible for administering the Student Conduct Code, confidentiality of student records, and the Discrimination Grievance Procedure for Students.
Disability Access Services
The Division of Student Affairs has been awarded a federal Student Support Services TRIO Grant to provide specialized educational services to students with disabilities. The S.T.A.R.S. (Students Taking Advantage of Resource Services) SSS grant project office is located in 144 Millennium Student Center, telephone (314) 516-6554 (voice) or (314) 516-5212 (TDD). Applications for these services are available in the office. Web site: www.umsl.edu/~stars/
Provisions for Auxiliary Aids, Reasonable
Accommodations, and other Services to Students with Disabilities
If the university determines that some type of auxiliary aid is required, it will assist the qualified student with a disability in obtaining the necessary auxiliary aid from other sources. If the necessary auxiliary aid is not available from other sources, the university, at its option, will provide the necessary appropriate auxiliary aid.
Requests for the assessments must be made to the director of Disability Access Services no later than six weeks prior to the beginning of the next semester. If an unfavorable determination is made, the student may appeal the decision. See Discrimination Grievance Procedure, Appendix.
The university will make reasonable modifications to its academic requirements, if necessary to comply with legal requirements ensuring that such academic requirements do not discriminate or have the effect of discriminating on the basis of a student's known and adequately documented disability, unless the requested modification would require alteration of essential elements of the program or essential elements of directly related licensing requirements or would result in undue financial or administrative burdens.
The divisional dean's office, in cooperation with the director of Disability Access Services and the department through which the requirement is fulfilled, will determine the appropriate modification or substitution.
*See Executive Order 21, Policy Related to Students With Disabilities, in the Appendix section for further information.www.umsl.edu/~register/
This office is responsible for registration, academic records, grades, transcripts, enrollment verification, veterans certification, change of name and/or address, ordering diplomas, and many other enrollment-related services. No appointment is needed for service, and hours are convenient to both day and evening students.
Student Financial Aid Programs
The Student Financial Aid Office maintains a Web site at www.umsl.edu/services/finaid, where students will find useful information along with the ability to contact the office electronically via e-mail. Also included is a scholarship directory that is updated biweekly.
To be considered for all university scholarships offered through the Financial Aid Office, a student must be accepted for admission. A scholarship application must be completed to apply for scholarships awarded through Student Financial Aid. All incoming freshmen should complete the Incoming Freshman Scholarship Application. Continuing students should complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.
Students are encouraged to contact the department in which they are majoring for other possibilities for scholarships.
Office of Residential Life
For students who are at least 21 years of age, Mansion Hill condominiums offer one-and two-bedroom unfurnished apartments conveniently located adjacent to the campus. The complex is on the free campus shuttle route and offers swimming pool, picnic areas, recreation areas, and laundry facilities. Rent is billed to the university account of UM-St. Louis student residents.
A variety of social, cultural, and educational programs and activities are offered by the Office of Residential Life and the Residence Halls Association. As one of the most active and visible student organizations on campus, RHA serves as the student voice for residence hall students, providing leadership opportunities and activities both on- and off-campus. Residential students are active in intramurals, student organizations, campus leadership positions, and other university activities. Tours of the UM-St. Louis residence halls and campus operated-housing are available by calling (314) 516-6877.
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The Office of Student Activities, 366 Millennium Student Center, advises and serves as a facilitator for programs and services provided to 120 recognized and registered student organizations at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The director of Student Activities serves as a nonvoting chairperson for the Student Activity Budget Committee, which allocates operating budgets to organizations approved for funding.
The Office of Student Activities directs the campuswide orientation program so that students can become acquainted with university rules, procedures, and services. For more information call (314) 516-5291.
In conjunction with the University Program Board, the Office of Student Activities sponsors a diverse series of educational, cultural, recreational, and social programs, services, and activities which complement the academic mission of the campus and attend to developmental needs of students at UM-St. Louis.
The office serves as a resource for students desiring information about any student organization on campus and will actively assist any student wishing to participate in any student organization or program on campus.
Organizations. There are approximately 120 student organizations at UM-St. Louis ranging in size from 3 to 50 members. Their activities address the educational, cultural, social, recreational, and spiritual cocurricular needs of the campus community. Social fraternities and sororities, performing and fine arts, curriculum-related support groups, ice hockey, bowling, and other special interest clubs enhance the collegiate experience. The Associated Black Collegians, International Students Organization, and Women's Center serve as resources for students on campus. Information regarding student organizations is available in 366 Millennium Student Center. Specific organizations may be contacted by mail through the same address.
The University Program Board, a 15-student volunteer group, initiates and implements a variety of lectures, and appearances by comedians and musical groups throughout the year. The board also sponsors games, tournaments, and discounted tickets for local sporting events, concerts, and theater. Most campus events are free to the campus community and are subsidized by student activity fees. Membership in this organization is open to students who are interested in coordinating these types of programs. Information is available by calling (314) 516-5291 or by stopping by the Office of Student Activities in 366 Millennium Student Center.
The purpose of the Student Association is to represent University of Missouri-St. Louis student concerns at every level of governance within the university and at the state and local level. This is done by ensuring adequate and capable student representation within the University Senate, the policy-making and governance body of the University of Missouri-St. Louis. In addition, Student Government, the policy-making arm of the Student Association, has its own standing committees to address student concerns. On the local and state levels, Student Government leaders visit various officials to address student concerns and priorities throughout the year. For more information call (314) 516-5105 or drop by 375 Millennium Student Center.
Evening College Council
The Faculty Senate has 40 faculty members, 30 representing departments and 10 elected at large. In addition, three administrators are non-voting members.
The University Assembly consists of all Senate members (40), 13 students and five administrators including the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors for Academic Affairs, Research and the Graduate School, Student Affairs, and Continuing Education. In addition, three other vice chancellors, all the academic deans and the President of the Student Government Association are non-voting members. The Faculty Senate meets monthly between September and May and the Assembly meets in alternate months during the year. Information about the Faculty Senate and University Assembly is available at: www.umsl.edu/committees/senate/
Intramural activities currently offered include touch football, basketball, volleyball, racquetball, golf, tennis, bowling, softball, hoc soc, fun run, soccer, and weight lifting. For more information call (314) 516-5125.
UM-St. Louis students with validated IDs are admitted free to all home athletic contests.
For more information about intercollegiate athletics, please call (314) 516-5661.
The facilities also include two conditioning and fitness rooms with state-of-the-art equipment, an indoor running track suitable for walking or running, and a sauna. Outdoor facilities include baseball, softball, soccer, intramural fields, and tennis courts. For further information call (314) 516-5641.