Division of Student Affairs
Office of the
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Disability Access Services
The Division of Student Affairs is a recipient of a federally funded Student Support Services TRIO Grant to provide individual specialized educational services to 125 students with disabilities. The SSS grant project offices are also located in 144 Millennium Student Center, telephone number (314) 516-6554 (voice) or (314) 516-5211 (TDD). Applications for this program are available in 144 Millennium Student Center. Web site: http://www.umsl.edu/~sss/
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.
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
Student Financial Aid Programs
The Student Financial Aid Office maintains a Web site at http://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.
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 Life
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web Page: http://www.umsl.edu/studentlife/osl/index.html
The Office of Student Life, 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 Life 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 Life 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.
The University Program Board, a 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 Life in 366 Millennium Student Center.
Student Government Association
The purpose of the SGA is to represent University of Missouri-St. Louis student concerns at every level of governance within the University. 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. SGA has its own standing committees to address student concerns. For more information call (314) 516-5105 or drop by 366 Millennium Student Center.
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: http://www.umsl.edu/committees/senate/
Intramural activities currently offered include touch football, basketball, volleyball, racquetball, golf, tennis, bowling, softball, hoc soc, fun run, soccer, indoor floor hockey, 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.
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.