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Student Affairs

The University of Montevallo is a special place that values all members of its community, particularly current and potential students. Here you will find the information you are searching for as it relates to student services and campus life.

Offices in Student Affairs

Student Affairs is comprised of a number of offices that work to help ensure that each student reaches his or her unique potential.

  • Office of the Dean of Students

    Main Hall, Station 6020
    Dr. Tammi Dahle, Dean of Students
    (205) 665-6020

    Karen Willingham
    Coordinator of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
    Student Judicial Officer
    (205) 665-6020

    Elaine Booth
    Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Students
    (205) 665-6020

  • Counseling Services

    We are here to help you navigate the challenges of college life. Our services are free, confidential and available to all currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.

    Our services include:

    • Individual counseling – Meet with a counselor one-on-one to learn how to deal with life’s challenges.
    • Group counseling – Groups provide a time for students to meet with others in similar situations.

    For more information about our services or to schedule an appointment with a counselor, call 665.6245 or stop by the lower level of Main Hall.

    Main Hall, Lower Level
    Josh Miller, Director
    (205) 665-6245

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  • Career Development Center

    The Career Development Center (CDC) offers a variety of resources to help you prepare for the career of your dreams. Our services are available to all currently enrolled degree-seeking students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

    • Choosing a major – Our staff can help you find a major that fits your interests and abilities.
    • Assessment tools – We offer a variety of assessments to help you discover your career passion.
    • Job postings – The CDC provides current part-time and full-time job leads. Click here to view those current job openings.
    • Job search – We will work with you to help design a résumé and create a cover letter that shows what you can do. We also provide opportunities to participate in mock interviews.
    • Alumni Mentoring Program – The University of Montevallo Alumni Mentoring Program seeks to foster meaningful and productive one-on-one relationships between students and professional mentors.

    Main Hall, Lower Level
    Angie Kelly, Director
    (205) 665-6262

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  • Disability Support Services

    The mission of Disability Support Services (DSS) is to ensure that all University programs, services, and activities are accessible to students with disabilities. DSS works with faculty and staff to coordinate appropriate accommodations and services for eligible students. The DSS office is located in the rear, lower level of Main Hall with the ASPIRE/Student Support Services office. Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the DSS Director early to discuss needed accommodations.

    Main Hall, Rear, Lower Level
    Deborah McCune
    (205) 665-6250

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  • Housing and Residence Life

    The University of Montevallo houses students in eight distinctive residence halls. The wide variety offered to residents ranges from traditional style residence halls with community baths, to halls offering rooms with private baths, to a hall with efficiency apartments. The residence halls provide a comfortable living environment conveniently located adjacent to classrooms, the library, food services, recreational facilities, and administrative offices.

    UM’s eight residence halls offer students an opportunity to share a spirit of community designed to enrich many aspects of the collegiate experience. The dividends of residence life at UM are many. Being a part of a community of scholars is exciting, and living with others who share your interests and experiences is fun! Research shows that living on campus during the freshman year is a very positive factor in a student’s success, and at Montevallo, helping all students achieve their collegiate goals is a priority.

    Main Hall, West Wing
    John Denson, Director
    (205) 665-6235

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  • Student Health Services

    Student Health Services provides direct basic health care to students not requiring a physician’s attention and serves as a referral source for students needing care beyond that available on campus. The staff seeks to increase health awareness at each contact with students and faculty.

    Health services are available to all students. All students are required to pay the health fee each semester. Expenses incurred for care beyond that provided by the University are the responsibility of the student. Information about student medical insurance is available in the Health Center.

    Office Hours – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday (last patient seen at 4 p.m.)

    Main Hall, East Wing
    Kim Moon, Director
    (205) 665-6275

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  • Student Life

    Our office is located on the top floor of Farmer Hall, which is the central hub for student activity. If you need information about Greek Life, Intramurals, SGA, UPC, and/or any other student organization on campus, we’re here to help!

    Farmer Hall, Top Floor
    Jenny Bell, Director
    (205) 665-6565

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  • Student Conduct

    The University of Montevallo strives to maintain an educational community that fosters the development of students who are ethical, civil and responsible persons. Students of the University are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the University’s function as an institution of higher education. As a community of learners and scholars, all are expected to maintain conduct that assures orderly pursuit of educational objectives, positive regard for the rights of others, and a safe environment. The Code of Student Conduct and other policies, rules, and regulations outline the standard of behavior expected while students attend the University of Montevallo. It is the responsibility of the student to know the rules and regulations contained within the Code of Conduct, which can be found in the student handbook, The Fledgling.

    Main Hall, Lower Level
    Karen Willingham, Student Conduct Officer
    (205) 665-6020  

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  • ASPIRE/Student Support Services

    ASPIRE/Student Support Services (SSS) is a U.S. Department of Education TRIO program that provides free academic, career, and counseling support to eligible college students. Student Support Services can help students adjust to higher education by providing academic and personal advising/counseling, tutoring, academic success seminars, access to a computer lab, cultural enrichment activities, and study skills handouts. We also provide referrals to appropriate University and other resources that would be beneficial for students. Our goal is to deliver services and resources that will provide support for students, resulting in students having a positive experience at the University of Montevallo and  in graduation.

    Main Hall, Lower Level
    R. Denise Myers, Director
    (205) 665-6250

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  • Upward Bound

    Upward Bound is a federally funded program that provides academic support, counseling, tutorial services, career mentoring, cultural exposure, and community service opportunities necessary for potential first-generation college students and/or economically disadvantaged youth to complete both high school and college.

    Main Hall
    Sharon Gilbert, Director
    (205) 665-6268

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  • McNair Scholars Program

    The McNair Scholars Program is the federally funded TRIO program that prepares participants for doctoral studies, involving them in research and other scholarly activities.

    The program’s goal is to increase diversity among doctoral degree holders by encouraging and preparing students from underrepresented groups to successfully complete their postgraduate studies.

    McNair Scholars have their needs assessed upon entering the program and an Individual Education Plan developed to assure progress toward academic and personal objectives.

    McNair Scholars will participate in the program during their junior and senior years. They will submit research proposals for presentation at the University of Montevallo Undergraduate Research Day and at least one other conference. They will also submit the results of their research for publication.

    McNair Scholars have a strong reputation for academic excellence. Because of this reputation, many doctoral-granting institutions offer them special incentives such as admission fee waivers or special internships, scholarships and other financial assistance.

    Farmer Hall, Top Floor
    Roberta Leichnitz, Director
    (205) 665-6570

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