Division of Student Affairs
Office of the Vice Provost 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.
AdmissionsThe 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.
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 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 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.
Office of Residential Life
Located in C102 Provincial House, (314) 516-6877
For students who are at least 21 years of age, Mansion Hill and University Park Apartments 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 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.
Organizations. There are approximately 120 student organizations at UM-St. Louis ranging in size from 13 to 500 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 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.
Student Court The Student Court is nominated by the SGA. The five-member court rules on student appeals concerning matters such as disputes between individuals and organizations, or organizations and organizations, as well as traffic parking appeals.
Faculty Senate and University Assembly
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/