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
Located in 144 Millennium Student Center, Disability Access Services provides information, guidance, referral services, and assistance for students with disabilities. Special arrangements and assistance in providing for the accessibility needs of students with permanent or temporary disabling conditions are available through this office. A TDD is provided for individuals with a hearing impairment. For more information or questions, call (314) 516-6554 (voice) or (314) 516-5212 (TDD). Additional information is available at the Web site http://www.umsl.edu/services/disabled/.

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
The University of Missouri is committed to equal educational opportunities for qualified students without regard to disabling condition. The university, therefore, will take necessary action to ensure that no qualified student with a disability is denied access to any particular course or educational program. Such action includes an assessment of the student's abilities and an evaluation of the requirements of the particular course or program.

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.


The Office of Admissions is located in 351 Millennium Student Center,  (314) 516-5451. Admissions is generally the first point of contact for prospective students who require information and assistance as they go about planning for the college decision process. The Office of Admissions arranges tours of campus, sponsors open houses throughout the year for both first-time freshmen and transfers, and processes admission applications. Prospective students and families as well as applicants can arrange to meet personally with admission counselors. Counselors can provide information on applying for financial aid and scholarships, placement tests, and new student orientation.


The Office of the Registrar is located in 269 Millennium Student Center, (314) 516-5545 and the website iswww.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.

Degree Audit
The Degree Audit office, 261A Millennium Student Center, (314)) 516-6814, provides an automated record (DARS report) which reflects a student's progress toward degree completion. This report is very useful in planning a major, tracking graduation requirements, and investigating other areas of study. DARS reports are available from a student's academic adviser, who will assist in the interpretation of the audit as well as online through the STARUMSL system.

Student Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in 278 Millennium Student Center, (314) 516-5526. The staff in this office assist students with applying for financial aid, including scholarships, grants, loans, and work study. The office is open various hours to accommodate both day and evening students. Appointments are not necessary.

Student Financial Aid Programs
The University of Missouri-St. Louis maintains an Office of Student Financial Aid to assist students with the cost of their education. Financial assistance is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study. Funds for these programs are available from federal, private, state, and institutional resources. To apply for financial aid, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Preference will be given to those students who have completed the FAFSA by April 1. Preference means that the Student Financial Aid Office will begin awarding FWS (Federal College Work-study), Federal SEOG (Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant) and Federal Perkins Loan funds. A completed financial aid application means that the Financial Aid Office has received an official Student Aid Report from the Federal Processing Center.

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
Located in 101A Provincial House, (314) 516-6877. The Office of Residential Life offers on-campus housing to students year-round. The Office of Residential Life offers air-conditioned, furnished residence halls, in which 93 percent of rooms are singles. Contracts for 9 and 12 months are available. Residence Hall rates include all utilities, local phone service with six features, cable, microfridges (combination refrigerator and microwave), data communications hook-ups in each room, and a tax-exempt declining-balance meal plan. The halls also offer a large swimming pool, as well as laundry facilities, kitchenettes, and common TV lounges. All residence halls are located on the free campus shuttle route.

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. 

Office of Student Activities

E-Mail: studentactivities@umsl.edu. Web Page: http://www.umsl.edu/services/stuactv

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.

Housing Referral. The Student Activities Office maintains a list of available apartments, rooms, and flats in the North County area. Lists of persons requesting roommates are also available.

Student Government

Student Association
The Student Association of the University of Missouri-St. Louis is the student governance body composed of both elected student representatives from each school and college, and of organizational representatives from every recognized student organization which petitions for representation on the assembly.

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.

Student Court 
The Student Court is nominated by the Student Assembly and appointed by the vice chancellor for Student Affairs. The five-member court rules on student appeals concerning matters such as disputes between individuals and organizations, or organizations and organizations.

Evening College Council 
The Evening College Council serves the evening student body as a liaison between students, faculty, and administrators. It functions as a sounding board for Evening College students- ideas and interests, and it coordinates social activities of special interest to evening students. Membership is open to all Evening College students who are in good standing. Contact the Evening College, 2nd floor Millennium Student Center, at (314) 516-5162 or any council member for more information.

Faculty Senate and University Assembly

The governance structure at UM-St. Louis was substantially reorganized during the 1999-2000 academic year.  The governance structure was approved by the Faculty on January 26, 2000 and the Board of Curators on March 23, 2000.

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/


Recreational Sports
The university's recreational sports program is geared toward the interests of the entire university community. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to take active roles in the creation of new recreational sports programs.

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.

Intercollegiate Sports 
A variety of intercollegiate sports are available for both men and women at UM-St. Louis. The Rivermen and Riverwomen compete at the NCAA Division II level and are members of the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The women's intercollegiate athletic program includes basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, golf, and softball. The men's intercollegiate athletic program includes basketball, soccer, golf, baseball, and tennis. Scholarships are available for both men and women in all sports. Both men's and women's athletic teams have brought both local and national recognition to the university for more than 20 years, with one national championship and trips to the NCAA Tournament in several sports

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 athletic and exercise areas in the Mark Twain Building are available for use by the university community at specified hours. During the regular semester, the building is open seven days a week and on specified evenings. Facilities include basketball, volleyball, badminton, and handball/racquetball courts, an aerobic dance room, and an NCAA regulation swimming pool.

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.