Student Group Listing by Category

Academics and Honors

  • American Indian Association of Science Scholars (AIASS)

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Provide opportunities to share research and education experiences by American Indian students; encourage leadership; build community relationships.

    • Contact: Ruth Swaney -
    • Advisor: Aaron Thomas -
  • American Indian Business Leaders

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To show the Native American culture on campus as well as teach students how to create and run their own business.

  • American Indian Graduate Student Association (AIGSA)

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Provide a forum for sharing research and experiences in graduate programs.

    • Contact: Ruth Swaney -
    • Advisor: Kathryn Shanley -
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Provide opportunities for students to pursue studies in science and engineering fields; encourage leadership; and build community relations.

    • Contact: Roger Mad Plume -
    • Advisor: Aaron Thomas -
  • Anthropology Student Association, Montana (MASA)

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To act as a resource for students at U of M interested in Anthropology. We promote the four fields of Anthropology on campus and throughout the community

  • Athletic Training Student Association, UM (UMATSA)

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To prepare students for a successful career as a qualified allied health care professional, educated and experienced in management of health problems associated with sports.

    • Contact: Jessica Paske -
    • Advisor: Valerie Moody -
  • Beta Alpha Psi- Delta Kappa Chapter

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To recognize outstanding academic achievements in the fields of accounting, finance, or information systems and promote the study and practice in professional fields related to these disciplines.

  • Beta Phi Alpha

    Purpose: To provide professional development opportunities for members and promote BITE (business education).

    • Contact: Steve Klimkiewicz -
    • Advisor: Sandra Williams -
  • Creative Anachronism, Society for

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: An educational group dedicated to researching and recreating the Middle Ages through living history.

    • Contact: Kyrie Gloria -
    • Advisor: Julia Jackman-Brink -
    • Website:
  • Debate, UM ("Forensics")

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To be a competitive forensics team, and to engage the public through a variety of activities.

    • Contact: Matthew Powell -
    • Advisor: David Airne -
    • Facebook: University of Montana Debate
  • Delta Rho Tau

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Organization fundraising activities for PT students interested in attending national physical therapy such as the CSM and NSC

    • Contact: Kellie McMahon -
    • Advisor: Elizabeth Ikeda -
  • Druids, Montana

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Honors group of College of Forestry students dedicated to unifying student groups, alumni, and faculty.

    • Contact: Kelsey Hay -;
    • Advisor: Ronald Wakimoto -
  • Economics Club

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To foster the student interest in Economics outside of the class room.

  • Exercise Science Students Association

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: We strive to raise funds and community awareness for the HHP department and provide learning, assistance, and volunteer opportunities for exercise science students.

    • Contact: Keagan Shillington -
    • Advisor: Steven Gaskill -
  • Finance Club, UM

    Purpose: To provide students interested in finance careers an opportunity to network with finance professionals. The group offers networking and educational opportunities outside of the classroom.

    • Contact: Ryan Hover -
    • Advisor: Tony Crawford -
  • Foresters, Society of American

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To provide students with an opportunity for professional development through mentorship, experience, and connections.

    • Contact: Joshua Smith -;
    • Advisor: Christopher Keyes -
    • Website:
  • Forestry Student Association

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To further forestry at the University and to provide discussion on forestry questions. And to host the Foresters' Ball.

    • Contact: Luke Vanderzanden -;
    • Advisor: Elizabeth Dodson -
    • Website:
    • Facebook: Forestry Club
  • Geography Club

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To engage the wonder of the world and consider the magic of geography by promoting interdisciplinary research; this group also serves to create a social setting to connect students and better unify our department.

    • Contact: Michael P. Capozzoli -
    • Advisor: Kevin McManigal -
  • Geology Club, UM

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To inform the public and other students of geology. To advance scientific knowledge.

    • Contact: Robert Wayne Bazo -;
    • Advisor: Nancy Hinman -
    • Facebook: University of Montana Geology Club
  • Gerontology Society

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: A student service group working toward filling the gap in knowledge about gerontological issues and advocating for seniors in need.

  • Graduate Business School Association- GBSA

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Promote collaboration among graduate students, the school of business and the community to foster innovative ideas through guest speakers, conferences and trips.

  • Graduate Student Association

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Representation of graduate students in the shared governance university setting; community building for graduate students university-wide; provide support and opportunity for research and professional development.

  • History, Society for the Study of

    Purpose: UM SSH seeks to unite those with a shared fondness for the study of history in a fun, cooperative, and informative environment.

  • Honors Student Association

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Community service in conjunction with the Davidson Honors College, student leadership group for DHC.

    • Contact: Tessa Richards -;
    • Advisor: Laure Pengelly Drake -
    • Website:
  • Information - MT Information Systems Assc (MISA)

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: For the advancement of MIS majors' networking, job opportunities, and knowledge in the field.

    • Contact: Scott Campbell -
    • Advisor: Clayton Looney -
  • Iota Iota Iota (Triota) Women's Studies Honor Society

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To promote interest in women's and gender studies, and research in social problems; to promote volunteerism and advocacy and to honor the academic prowess and volunteerism of WGS students.

    • Contact: Meagan McKay -
    • Advisor: Jamie Boschee -
  • Linguistics Club

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To facilitate extracurricular activities that promote the study of language and its use, host presentations by guest lecturers and faculty.

  • Marketing , U of M American Association

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Marketing focused student groups striving to give students real-world experience and connections.

  • Mathematics Club

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To create a place for practicing presentations, enhancing problem solving skills, providing volunteering opportunities, and to participate in fundraising events.

    • Contact: Jessica Hurd -
    • Advisor: Nikolaus Vonessen -
  • Model Arab League

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To provide an academic atmosphere surrounding parliamentary procedure and policy of the Arab League, in a mock and educational environment.

    • Contact: Elizabeth (Betsy) Story -;
    • Advisor: Samir Bitar -
  • Model United Nations, Montana

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To stimulate a deeper knowledge of the United Nations; to develop and establish a working understanding of the humanitarian, social, economic, cultural, legal, and political problems of the world; and to provide free and open forum for the study and discussion of these problems.

    • Contact: Drew Surratt -
    • Advisor: Karen Adams -
    • Website:
  • MontPIRG, Students as

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Educate and empower the next generation of civic leaders to create positive, tangible change

    • Contact: Hailey Duffin -;
    • Advisor: Sara Rinfret -
    • Website:
    • Facebook: MontPIRG
  • Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To promote scholarship, leadership and service on the University of Montana's campus and in the surrounding community.

  • Music Union

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: The Student Music Union oversees 15 separate ASUM-recognized groups within the School of Music including University Choir, Chamber Chorale, Concert Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, University Orchestra, Jazz Bands, Percussion Club, Opera Theater, Keyboard Society, Saxophone Club, Flute Choir, Composer’s Club, Vocal Practicum, sNATS (student National Association for Teachers of Singing), and the UM branch of NAfME-c (National Association for Music Education, collegiate). As a union, our aim is to provide SMU groups with the resources to offer UM students a complete and diverse musical education in addition to outreach activities in the community through concerts and annual tours.

    • Contact: Austin Sprenger -
    • Advisor: Maxine Ramey -
  • Nonprofit Leadership Student Association (NLSA)

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: The NLSA/UM is an organization dedicated to providing its membership with cultural and social co-curricular opportunities with the intent of enriching the students professional leadership potential in the field of nonprofit administration in conjunction with NLSA and UM.

    • Contact: Genevieve Day -;
    • Advisor: Andrea Vernon -
  • Order of Omega

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: The recognize and unite fraternity and sorority men and women for their scholastic, philanthropic, and benevolent achievements, and to encourage them to continue in their pursuits of excellence, inspiring others and interacting with faculty and community members along their path to distinction.

  • Paralegal Student Association, Missoula College

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To promote Missoula College Paralegal Studies Program and outside class experiences that contribute to the understanding of the judicial process.

  • Petroleum Geologists, American Association Student Chapter

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: University of Montana student chapter of AAPG.

    • Contact: John Zupanic & Anna Phelps -;
    • Advisor: Marc Hendrix -
  • Phi Theta Kappa Chapter - Beta Eta Epsilon

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Honors society at the Missoula College, recognizing students for their academic achievement and promoting outreach in the community.

    • Contact: Curtis Lee Kotecki -;
    • Advisor: Steven Stiff & Brian Lorson -;
    • Facebook: PTK Beta Eta Epsilon Chapter
  • Philosophy Society

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To promote discussion among students.

    • Contact: Joel Johnson -
    • Advisor: Matthew Strohl -
    • Facebook: U of M Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy Student Association

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To promote awareness and understanding of physical therapy and health-related topics through speakers, university, community, and state-wide projects and activities.

    • Contact: Kellie McMahon -
    • Advisor: Beth Ikeda -
  • Pi Sigma Alpha - Political Science Honor Society

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Honor Society for Political Science Students.

  • Pre-Professional Health Sciences Club

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: We are a club meant to be a resource for students entering the medical field; in particular, we are meant for pre-med, pre-ba and pre-dental students.

  • Psychology Club

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To provide an association for undergraduate psychology enthusiasts.

    • Contact: Brittany Fischer -;
    • Advisor: Dr. Yoonhee Jang -
    • Facebook: University of Montana Psychology Club
  • Psychology Graduate Student Association (PGSA)

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To increase the voice of graduate students in the psychology department.

    • Contact: Laura Ambrose -
    • Advisor: Duncan Campbell -
  • Public Health Student Association, University of Montana (PHSA)

    Purpose: To advance the interest and goals of the Public Health profession and to create a greater spirit of collegiality and cooperation among the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the University of Montana Public Health Program.

  • Recreation and Park Association, Montana Trails

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To provide a formal venue in which University of Montana students can pursue their passions and prepare for a career in the field of recreation.

  • Recreation Association, Student

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To have fun practicing safe recreating skills and to help educate the community about recreation.

    • Contact: Sarah Fink -
    • Advisor: Elizabeth Metcalf -
    • Website:
  • School Psychology Student Organization

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Act as a resource for students in school psychology, as well as all students. To increase awareness, outreach, and activity of the discipline of school psych.


    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: (1) Peer and faculty interactions (2) resources for academic achievement (3) opportunities for community involvement (4) professional achievement

    • Contact: Kylie Bull -
    • Advisor: Amy Glaspey -
    • Facebook: SCHWA-MT
  • Society of American Foresters

    Purpose: See Foresters, Society of American

  • Teachers of Singing, Student National Association

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To educate soon to be teachers in vocal skills.

    • Contact: Brigit Baglien -
    • Advisor: Kimberly James -
  • Wood Science and Technologies, Society of

    Purpose: For students interested in the chemical and physical properties of wood, wood science, wood products, and research.

    • Contact: Liam Hassett -
    • Advisor: Edwin Burke -

Environmental Interest

  • Air and Waste Management Association

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Enhance knowledge and expertise by providing a neutral forum for information exchange, professional development, networking opportunities, public education, and outreach.

  • American Fisheries Society, Student Subchapter

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: AFS is dedicated to providing students with a way to learn more about fisheries issues, make contact with fisheries professionals, and to assist in the development of future professionals.

  • Climate Action Now-UM

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: We are a group of students wanting to take action on climate change issues relating to the UM campus, community, nation, and internationally.

  • Deep Ecology Club

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To provide students with an avenue to explore environmental ethics and further their knowledge of the deep ecology movement.

    • Contact: Michal Helman -
    • Advisor: Christopher Preston -
  • Ecological Restoration, Society for

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Professional development, engaging people in restoration, building leadership skills, learning about native plants, contributing to the UM environment.

    • Contact: Christine McManamen -;
    • Advisor: Cara Nelson -
    • Website:
  • Forum For Living with Appropriate Technology (FLAT)

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To demonstrate sustainable living in an urban context for the benefit of the campus and community.

    • Contact: (Casey) Dov Wienman -;
    • Advisor: Len Broberg -
    • Website:
    • Facebook: UM FLAT
  • Reinvest Montana

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Advocate for fossil fuel divestment, as well as environmentally/socially responsibly investment practices and UM.

  • Society for Ecological Restoration

    Purpose: See Ecological Restoration, Society for

  • Wilderness Association

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To provide a platform for students to engage in wilderness policy, legislation and wilderness experiences by being politically involved, advocating for wilderness issues and traveling to wilderness areas throughout the state.

    • Contact: Morgan LaPointe -
    • Advisor: Natalie Dawson -
  • Wildlife Society

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To provide members with networking opportunities, job skill practice, and community outreach.

Language and Culture

  • African Students Association

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To unite African students with other cultures on campus.

    • Contact: Ewere Suzette Moseri -
    • Advisor: N'Djekornom Laobeul -
    • Facebook: The UM ASA
  • Black Student Union, UM

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To celebrate, discuss, and enrich students of African American heritage and culture.

  • Brazilian Grizzly Association

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Support the community of Brazilian students on campus; promote Brazilian culture around Missoula.

    • Contact: Amanda Maria Oliveira -;
    • Advisor: Peter Baker -
    • Facebook: Brazilian Grizzly
  • Cercle Francophone, Le

    Purpose: See French Club

  • China Table

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: For students of the Chinese language department to study and have Chinese-related activities.

    • Contact: Christian Slavin -
    • Advisor: T.R. Bradstock & Zhen Cao -; Zhen Cao -
  • Chinese Student and Scholar Association

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Help Chinese students study abroad, organize activities, and spread Chinese culture.

  • Circolo Italiano

    Purpose: See Italian Club

  • French Club

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To provide an opportunity to practice French outside of the classroom.

  • German Club

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Per Article II of our Governing Document: "To increase awareness of Central European Culture and to provide a venue for students to explore and participate in activities related to Central European culture."

    • Contact: Milly Allen -
    • Advisor: Marton Marko -
  • International Food and Culture Festival

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: ISA is a student organization that represents all of the foreign students of The University of Montana.

  • International Student Association

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: ISA is a student organization that represents all the foreign students of The University of Montana.

  • Irish Club (An Cumann Gaeilge)

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Celebrate Irish language and culture.

    • Contact: Amanda Segar -
    • Advisor: Traolach O'Riordain -
    • Facebook: An Cumann Gaeilge (UM)
  • Italian Club (UM Circolo Italiano)

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: The purpose of Italian Club is to provide an opportunity for UM students of Italian and interested community members to practice their language skills in a social setting and to explore and share aspects of Italian culture.

    • Contact: Shannon Buswell -;
    • Advisor: Evelina Badery Anderson -
  • Japanese Student Association

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Help with Japanese language and culture.

    • Contact: Katherine Beinema & Hiromasa Taniguchi -;;
    • Advisor: Brian Dowdle -
    • Facebook: University of Montana Japanese Student Association
  • Kyi-Yo Native American Student Association

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To bridge the faculty and students of The University of Montana, through extracurricular activities, we will engage others in our traditions in order to unify and promote the cultural identity of Native Americans.

  • Mount of Olives Arabic Language and Culture Club

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To provide a place for students of Arabic to explore the culture and language of the Arab World.

  • Russian Club

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To practice language skills with each other and incorporate culture into meetings.

    • Contact: Ann Demi -
    • Advisor: Ona Renner-Fahey -
  • Sacred Roots Language Society

    Purpose: To promote revitalization of the Native/Indigenous languages of Montana.

  • Saudi Students Club

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To share our culture with other students.

    • Contact: Saeed Alsaiari -
    • Advisor: Daniel Dwyer -
  • Spanish Club

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To offer students a chance to speak Spanish in a relaxed environment as well as promote cultural diversity and understanding.

    • Contact: Aaron Johnson -
    • Advisor: Kelly Noe -
    • Facebook: Spanish Club Missoula
  • Taiwanese Student Association

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To promote the communications and culture of Taiwanese and help new coming Taiwanese student settle down on campus.

    • Contact: Sheng-Han Hsieh -
    • Advisor: Tung-Chung Mou -


  • Chamber Chorale

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: UM Chamber Chorale is a select group of musicians (from all majors) who work to perform a wide variety of music at the highest level of artistic excellence.

  • Composers Club

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To organize and promote student composition events.

    • Contact: Lucas J Mesenko -
    • Advisor: Patrick Williams -
    • Website:
  • Concert Band, University

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To provide a performing outlet for all university students under the direction of Kevin Griggs.

    • Contact: Kristen Cottom -
    • Advisor: Kevin Griggs -
  • Flute Choir

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To spread the gift of music through flute ensemble.

    • Contact: Lauren Reineking -
    • Advisor: Margaret L. Schuberg -
    • Facebook: UM Flute Choir
  • Jazz Band

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To rehearse and perform quality jazz music to students and audiences both in and out of state.

    • Contact: Cole Bass -
    • Advisor: Rob Tapper -
  • Keyboard Society

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To support and encourage piano students at U of M through concert events, social interaction, educational opportunities, and financial assistance for keyboard-related endeavors.

    • Contact: Megan Meadows & Heidi Brower -;;
    • Advisor: Christopher Hahn -
    • Facebook: University of Montana Keyboard Society
  • Music Educators

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To prepare music education students for careers in music through preparation and job connections.

    • Contact: Natalie Law -
    • Advisor: Lori Gray -
  • Opera Theatre

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Our group's purpose is to teach students the art of singing and performing opera at a professional level while, at the same time, providing the university and city with a beloved form of entertainment.

    • Contact: Benjamin Fox -
    • Advisor: Anne Basinski -
  • Percussion Club

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Organization of all percussionists in UM music ensembles.

  • Saxophone Studio

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To unite all University of Montana saxophone majors to accomplish mutual goals.

    • Contact: Matt Austin -
    • Advisor: Johan Eriksson -
  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To provide musical enrichment for its members as well as the citizens of Montana.

  • Symphony Orchestra

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To better the musicians in the group and perform at various venues.

  • University Choir

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: A large group meant to foster the talent of members within.

    • Contact: Stephen Borsum -
    • Advisor: David Edmonds -
    • Facebook: UM Choirs
  • Vocal Practicum, UM

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Provide unique and excellent vocal training opportunities for members.

    • Contact: Marissa Nielsen -
    • Advisor: Anne Basinski -
  • Women's Choir

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Give public and private music performance, perform at campus celebration and athletic events, outreach programs to state high schools


  • Advocates, UM

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Student representatives of the University, campus tours, orientations, community service.

  • Circle K, UM

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Circle K builds responsible students, citizens, and leaders with a lifelong commitment to community service.

    • Contact: Jennifer Keller -;
    • Advisor: Colleen Kane -
    • Facebook: UM Circle K
  • Colleges Against Cancer

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To fundraise and raise awareness in the fight against cancer.

    • Contact: Sarah Shapiro -
    • Advisor: Brent Hildebrand -
  • Griz for Unicef

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Griz 4 UNICEF is a campus initiative to raise awareness of humanitarian crises through fundraisers and other events.

    • Contact: Eamon Ormseth -
    • Advisor: Janet Finn -
    • Facebook: Griz for UNICEF
  • Operation Smile

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To raise funds for and spread awareness about Operation Smile, a national organization that funds cleft lip and palate surgeries around the world, as well as volunteer in the school and community.

    • Contact: Laura Allred -;
    • Advisor: Jennifer Schoffer-Closson -
    • Facebook: Operation Smile U of M
  • Pre-Veterinary Sciences Club

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To assist students with the veterinary school application, make informal decisions on their school of choice and perform undergraduate activities.

  • Up Til Dawn - UM

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To build awareness and raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

    • Contact: Breshia Hardy & Willa Fogarty -;;
    • Advisor: Emily Plant -
    • Facebook: UM Up Til Dawn
    • Twitter: @UMUpTilDawn
  • Volunteers in Action

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To promote volunteerism among UM students and help meet community needs.

    • Contact: Shelby Stormer -
    • Advisor: Colleen Kane -

Special Interest

  • Anime Club, UM

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To share an appreciation for Japanese culture through the observation of anime and other activities.

  • Artist Collective, University of Montana (UMAC)

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To provide a cohesive organization for the advancement of individual and collective needs, and organize shows, auctions, dances, and other events to engage students and the community with art in all its forms.

    • Contact: Alissa Wynne -;
    • Advisor: Edward Morrissey -
    • Website:
  • Book Club, UM

    Purpose: Dedicated to helping students revive failed love affairs with literature since 2015.

    • Contact: Shelby Stormer -;
    • Advisor: Colleen Kane -
    • Facebook: University of MT Book Club
  • Camas: The Nature of the West

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Camas Magazine cultivates a community of writers and artists dedicated to promoting ecological and cultural diversity and resilience in the American West.

    • Contact: Nick Triolo & Emily Withnall -;;
    • Advisor: Phil Condon-
    • Website:
    • Facebook: Camas Magazine
  • Cave Club, UM

    Purpose: The promotion of conservation, scientific understanding, and enjoyment of caves.

    • Contact: Benjamin Broman -;
    • Advisor: Kevin McManigal -
  • Circus Club

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To allow students to explore circus activities in a safe way that provides an outlet that promotes physical fitness and self confidence.

    • Contact: Carissa Lund -;
    • Advisor: Heidi Jones-Eggert -
    • Facebook: UM Circus Club
  • Computer Science Club

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To provide students with a network to communicate with like minded individuals.

    • Contact: Michael Couso -;
    • Advisor: Michael Cassens -
    • Facebook: UM Computer Science Club
    • Twitter: @UofM_CS_Club
  • Crafters, UM

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: We are dedicated to making things as a form of stress relief and socialization. We also enjoy learning crafts that we otherwise, as poor college students, might not get a chance to try.

  • Criminology Club

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To expose interested students to the diverse areas of criminology and forensic science.

    • Contact: Sarah Clark -;
    • Advisor: Dan Doyle -
    • Website:
  • Culinary Competition Team, Gourmet Griz

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To augment culinary education by competing at ACF sanctioned regional, national, and international events.

  • CutBank Literary Magazine

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To uphold the 40+ year tradition of publishing CutBank twice a year, creating three chapbooks, and promoting University of Montana programs with our nationwide publication.

  • Dance Club, Student

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To support and enhance the dance experience of university students as well as to promote dance on campus and in the Missoula community.

    • Contact: Emily Vascimini -
    • Advisor: Heidi Jones Eggert -
    • Facebook: ASUM Student Dance Club
  • Entrepreneurship Club

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Foster entrepreneurship within the University of Montana and the Missoula area.

  • Filmmakers Association, Student

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To create and produce the best damn short films and animations that we possibly can.

  • Fire Ecology and Management, UM Student Association (UMSAFEM)

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Facilitate experience and networking for students interested in wildland fire ecology and management.

  • Folklore Society

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Share and enjoy folk music and dance.

    • Contact: Morgan Eichwald -
    • Advisor: Vicki Watson -
  • Forensics Club

    Purpose: See Debate Team

  • Gathering, The

    Purpose: To provide a safe, stable, and welcoming environment, and a fun, creative way for individuals to be involved on campus.

    • Contact: Matthew Powell -
    • Advisor: David Airne -
  • Global Grizzlies

    Recognized: 2013-2014

    Purpose: To provide medical aid in rural, 3rd-world communities.

    • Contact: Kevin Moore -
    • Advisor: Liz Putnam -
    • Facebook: Global Grizzlies
  • Grizzlies for Change

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Grizzles for Change offers an environmental for individuals to come together to improve oneself, our campus and the world through unconditional love and service.

  • Grizzly Strong

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To provide support and leadership training to the cadets at the University of Montana in all areas of their lives.

    • Contact: John Chmelik -
    • Advisor: Glory Blood Artis -
  • Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club, UM

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To keep free flight in Missoula alive.

    • Contact: Kaitlin Bolinske -
    • Advisor: Nicholas Arthur -
  • Indigenous Filmmakers Club

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To promote indigenous filmmakers and help American Indian filmmakers produce their ideas.

    • Contact: Destini Vaile -
    • Advisor: Theodore C. Van Alst -
    • Facebook: Indigenous Filmmakers Club
  • Interfraternity Council

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Interfraternity Council (IFC) allows delegates and officers from all of the fraternities at the University of Montana to come together as a governing body for fraternities.

  • League of Legends

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To bring a safe, friendly, and fun League environment to the U of M.

    • Contact: Cale Patenaude -
    • Advisor: Peet McKinney -
  • Medieval Combat Society, UM

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To practice and develop Medieval combat skills and techniques while abiding by the national standards set down by the Belegarth Book of War.

  • Ministry of Magic: Department of Magical Education

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Promote equality and help empower under-served and underprivileged people through collaboration with other groups, community education, and advocating for social justice by linking them to popular culture.

  • One Thousand New Gardens

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To restore the spirit of Missoula as the Garden City through backyard garden-bed installation, bringing together students and the community through education, outreach, and service.

  • Oval Literary Magazine

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To provide University of Montana undergraduates with publications and presentation in which to present their original writing to the Missoula community.

  • Panhellenic Council

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To provide support to the four on-campus NPC sororities.


    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To provide resources, support, and mentoring to youth in rural Montana.

    • Contact: Emily Withnall and Rachel Mindell -;
    • Advisor: Devin Carpenter -
    • Facebook: UM QUEST
  • Swing Kidz

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Provides members the opportunity to have fun, hone their skills as dancers, and make friends within Missoula's dance community.

    • Contact: Ben Dawson -;
    • Advisor: Michele Antonioli -
    • Facebook: UM Swing Kidz
  • Trendsetters at The U

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To provide the University of Montana with a fashion blog created by students reflecting the styles and fashions of Missoula, MT.

  • University Players

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To provide students of all experience levels and disciplines a chance to express themselves through student theatre.

    • Contact: HanaSara Ito -
    • Advisor: John DeBoer -
    • Facebook: UM University Players


  • Archery, UM

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To provide a safe and educational environment where students can enjoy the sport of archery.

  • Backcountry Club, UM

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To introduce new and experienced back-country skiers to new places around Missoula, MT.

    • Contact: Blake Votilla -
    • Advisor: Keith Bosak -
    • Facebook: UM Backcountry
  • Badminton Club

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To provide an environment for students to interact and to promote the sport of badminton in Missoula and the Northwest.

    • Contact: Han Jie (Eddy) Leow -
    • Advisor: Jameel Chaudhry -
    • Facebook: UM Badminton Club
  • Baseball Club

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Represent the University of Montana on the baseball field, and travel across the Northwest to make the NCBA World Series.

  • Climbing Club

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To establish a climbing community at the UM climbing gym by holding competitions, going on climbing trips, etc.

    • Contact: Eric Wall -
    • Advisor: Elizabeth Fricke -
    • Facebook: UM Climbing Club
  • Cycling, UM

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Promoting competitive cycling and active lifestyles.

    • Contact: Cameron Best -;
    • Advisor: Jeff Bookwalter -
    • Facebook: UM Cycling
  • Equestrian Team, UM

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To allow every student the chance to learn and compete in equestrian sports.

  • Fencing Club (UMFC)

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To promote and practice the sport of fencing and athleticism through an environment of exercise, education, support, and teamwork.

  • Frisbee, Men's ("Smokejump" formerly "Bear Fight")

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Teach, learn and play ultimate frisbee.

  • Frisbee, Women's ("Pillow Fight")

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To play, promote and compete in Women's College Club Ultimate.

    • Contact: Linetta Maeder -;
    • Advisor: Michael Faris -
    • Facebook: Montana PillowFight
  • Grizzly Iron

    Purpose: To develop and enhance our strength and conditioning, and teach others how to safely and efficiently do the same in a positive environment.

    • Contact: Austin Wood -
    • Advisor: Charlie Woida -
  • Handball, UM Team

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Playing team handball.

    • Contact: Gergely Kaposi -
    • Advisor: Robert Saldin -
  • Hockey, Griz

    Recognized: 2013-2014

    Purpose: Provides opportunity for UM students to participate in competitive and recreational hockey.

    • Contact: Lindsey Coffin -
    • Advisor: Doug Coffin -
  • Hurling Club, Grizzlies

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To take part in the sport of Hurling.

    • Contact: Naoise Waldron, Laine Lyles, & Sophie Friedl-;;
    • Advisor: Traolach O'Riordain -
    • Facebook: Montana Grizzlies Hurling
    • Twitter: @GrizHurlers
  • Lacrosse, Men's

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: The purpose of our group is to not only gather all of the lacrosse players in our school, but also to expand the sport in Montana.

  • Lacrosse, Women's

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Allow students an opportunity to engage n and learn to play women's lacrosse.

    • Contact: Danie Albo -
    • Advisor: Jed Fiebelkorn -
    • Facebook: Montana Women's Lacrosse
  • Longboarding Club

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To build a sense of community through longboarding.

    • Contact: Bryce Rowe -
    • Advisor: Jerry Furniss -
    • Facebook: U of M Longboarding
  • Martial Arts Club, Internal

    Purpose: To provide time and space for people to explore agility with functional fitness, explore internal health via deep breathing, and explore martial arts concepts with Tarjiquan.

    • Contact: Steven Smith -
    • Advisor: Keith Anderson -
  • Rowing Club

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To give the students of The University of Montana an opportunity to experience rowing.

    • Contact: Julia Milto -
    • Advisor: Jim McKusick -
  • Rugby, Men's ("Jesters")

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To provide a club rugby team for male University students to participate in, to foster healthy competition, to create an atmosphere of fitness and camaraderie.

  • Rugby, Women's ("Betterside")

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: For women to play competitive rugby against club and college teams in the North West.

  • Running Club, Grizzly

    Purpose: Offer group runs to those Griz students that enjoy running, establish a free running community and support

    • Contact: Jenny-lin Smith -
    • Advisor: Collin Fehr -
    • Facebook: Grizzly Running Club
  • Sports Union

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: A union for all sports groups at The University of Montana.

    • Contact: Cody Dems -
    • Advisor: Natalie Hiller-Claridge & Zach Sherbo -;
  • Taekwondo Team - Sport

    • Contact: Andrew Mikkola -
    • Advisor: Amy Ratto Parks -
  • Triathlon, UM

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To train for and compete in triathlons, and to help students get involved in the sport.

  • Woodsman Team

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To compete in traditional Loggersports across the West.


  • Alliance for Disability and Students at the UM (ADSUM)

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: A self-governing alliance of students who are dedicated to advocating for the equal opportunity of students with disabilities. We are committed to identifying and eliminating barriers on campus that impact individuals with disabilities.

    • Contact: Courtney Damron -
    • Advisor: Bernadine Gantert -
    • Facebook: ADSUM
  • Lambda Alliance

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Lambda is a student group dedicated to promoting activism, dialogue, and education regarding issues in the gender and sexually diverse community.

  • Veterans Association, Student

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Advocate for students vets, reservists, guardsmen, and dependents of veterans, and foster community within these groups.

  • Women's Resource Center

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: We are a consensus-based organization dedicated to raising awareness of women's and gender issues and 21st century feminism.

Spirituality and Faith

  • Catholic Campus Ministry

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To provide ministerial services to students, especially those who are Catholic.

  • Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To promote the spiritual life of UM students by providing opportunities for friendship, worship and training, service missions, and prayer.

    • Contact: Johnny J. Fauerbach IV -
    • Advisor: Rayleen Hicks -
    • Website:
  • Cru

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Interdenominational Christian group offering opportunities for students to explore and grow in the Christian faith.

  • Emmaus Campus Ministry

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Support students in their faith journey and vocational calling.

  • Grizzly Christian Fellowship

    Purpose: To connect students to each other and the gospel.

  • Hillel, UM

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To provide a Jewish community and pathway to religious and cultural observance for Jewish residents at UM.

    • Contact: Grace Johnson & Hannah Fay -;;
    • Advisor: Adair Kanter -
    • Facebook: UM Hillel
  • Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Our purpose is to establish and advance at colleges and universities, witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as savior and lord: growing in love for God, God's word, God's people of every ethnicity and culture, and God's purposes in the world.

  • Latter-Day Saint Student Association (LDSSA)

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To help students attending the University of Montana to have a balanced secular and spiritual educational experience during their years of formal education.

  • Muslim Student Association

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Bring Muslims of diverse backgrounds and cultures together under unified community.

  • Simple Truth

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To know God and make God known.

    • Contact: Suzie Chiem -
    • Advisor: Nina Murch -
    • Website:
  • Wesley Foundation

    Purpose: The mission of the Wesley Foundation, United Methodist Campus Ministry, serving the University of Montana is to share the good news of Jesus Christ with students, faculty, and staff, and nurture their ongoing Christian discipleship.

  • Young Life

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Ministry

Politics and Activism

  • Activism Association, Montana Student

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: Educating, empowering, and connecting diverse grassroots movements working for environmental and social justice across Montana.

  • Advocates for Non-Violence

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: ANV aims to reduce interpersonal violence on the UM campus by planning fun and educational outreach events that create a campus culture that does not tolerate attitudes or actions that are harmful to students well-being.

    • Contact: Schuyler Hollingsworth -;
    • Advisor: Leah Fitch -
    • Facebook: UM Advocates for Non-Violence
  • Democrats, College

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To promote democratic values and engage the campus community in the political process.

    • Contact: Samuel Thompson -;
    • Advisor: Daniel Spencer -
    • Facebook: UM College Democrats
  • Peace and Justice, Students for

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To provide a supportive forum for students interested in peace and justice issues; promote public awareness, knowledge, compassion, tolerance, truth, and responsibility to further causes of peace and justice in our world.

    • Contact: Amelia Liberatore -
    • Advisor: Vicki Watson -
  • Planned Parenthood Leaders and Advocates (PPLA)

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To educate students and community members of issues facing human reproductive rights and encourage political activism by specifically focusing on services that Planned Parenthood of Montana provides to the community in addition to larger political issues it faces.

    • Contact: Kaite Kammers -;
    • Advisor: Annie Sondag -
    • Facebook: PPLA UMT
  • Students Against Coal Trains

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To involve students in protecting communities from the harmful effects of coal exports.

    • Contact: Corey Bressler -
    • Advisor: Vicki Watson -

Law School Organizations

  • Environmental Law Group

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To raise environmental consciousness within the legal community, to provide hands-on experience with legal practitioners and serve the local environmental legal community and environmental organizations.

  • Native American Law Students Association (NALSA)

    Recognized: 2014-2015

    Purpose: To promote the study of Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law and traditional forms of governance. To support Native American law students, as well as, educate the campus and greater community of Native American cultural issues that affect the law.

    • Contact: Christina Courville -
    • Advisor: Maylinn Smith -
    • Website: