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Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs
The Office of the Vice Provost 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 available for individuals who are deaf or have hearing loss. For more information or questions, call (314) 516‑6554 (voice) or (314) 516‑5212 (TDD). Additional information is available at the Disability Access Services web site.
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. Student Support Services web site.
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.
Office of Transfer Services
The Office of Transfer Services, a unit of Student Affairs offers a broad range of support services to the diverse population of students who transfer to UM-St. Louis from other institutions and those who are returning to complete their course of study. The Office is here to provide resources to students as they enter the University and to be a “home” for students as they complete their baccalaureate studies at UM-St. Louis. The location of the Office of Transfer Services is 225 Millennium Student Center. The hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fridays. The phone number is (314)516-5162. E-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office of the Registrar is located in 269 Millennium Student Center, (314) 516-5545. 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.
Center for Student Success
The newly created Center for Student Success is located in the Millennium Student Center, Room 225, (314) 516-5300. College students face many challenges unique to the college academic experience and are bound to have questions or concerns. The Center is committed to helping students deal with academic concerns, connect to campus resources and meet educational goals. The mission of the Center is to promote the collegiate success of students by providing academic support in an intellectual setting which delivers quality advising, facilitates choice of major and career directions, and promotes student satisfaction with, integration in, and adjustment to the university community . The Center for Student Success is a collaborative effort between Career Services, Disability access Services and Student Support Services and the former University Advising Center. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fridays. Email: email@example.com
The Degree Audit office, 351 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 327 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 Home Page is 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
Students are encouraged to contact the department in which they are majoring for other possibilities for scholarships.
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
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.
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 Student Government Association (SGA) 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 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.
Faculty Senate and University Assembly
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 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 Home Page.
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, indoor floor hockey, and weight lifting. For more information call (314) 516‑5125 or visit the Campus Recreation Home Page.
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 numerous 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.