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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
    Student Conduct Officer
    Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    (205) 665-6020

    Michelle Crandall
    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.

    Farmer Hall, Top 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 Braswell
    (205) 665-6250

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  • Housing and Residence Life

    The University of Montevallo houses students in nine 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 nine 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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  • Public Safety

    The University of Montevallo Police Department is responsible for maintaining campus security and providing a safe environment for campus life. Our goal is to support everyone in their educational pursuit by maintaining a safe community that is conducive to the spirit of learning.


    We provide the University with a full service Public Safety Agency that is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We encourage prompt reporting of all crimes and suspicious activity to the Campus Police to assist us in providing the best possible service. The Police Department strives to provide personal service to students to help ensure their safety on campus.


    Working as a team in our community can only enhance the quality of life on our campus. Please feel free to contact any member of the UM Police Department with questions on services we provide.


    Police Department

    Chadd M. Adams, Chief of Police


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  • CARE Team

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    CARE Team

    If you have health or safety concerns regarding a student, whether that be in the classroom, residence halls, or anywhere on campus, the Crisis Assessment and Response Evaluation (CARE) team would like to know. You may report a problem by filling out and submitting an Incident Report. All reports go to the Coordinator of Student Affairs and Student Conduct (CSASC). As a member of the CARE team, the CSASC asses the report and distributes it to the other members of the team.  The information below gives information about the team and its purpose.



    The mission of the Crisis Assessment and Response Evaluation (CARE) team is to help promote a safe and healthy learning environment at the University of Montevallo.  The committee accomplishes this by assessing and coordinating a response to students whose behavior raises concern for serious health and safety risks to themselves or other members of the campus community.


    The purpose of the CARE team is to serve as a central network focused on prevention and early intervention in community situations involving students experiencing extreme distress or engaging in harmful or disruptive behaviors.  The team will provide collaborative consultation and develop strategies to address concerns regarding student’s well-being or behavior that is potentially harmful to self and/or others or is disruptive and/or threatening.  This team will regularly assess these situations in the university community and will recommend and/or take action in accordance with existing university policy.  (Behaviors of concern may be demonstrated physically, verbally, or in writing).

    C.A.R.E. Team Responsibilities

    • Receive, assess, and respond to difficult situations involving students
    • Develop specific strategies to manage potentially harmful or disruptive behavior with regard to safety and rights of others and minimize the disruption to the university community.
    • Make recommendations to university officials on appropriate action consistent with university policies and procedures.
    • Recommend and assist in implementation of university policies in relation to the coordination of university response to potentially harmful or disruptive behaviors/situations.

    Team Members

    In addition to the CSASC, representatives for CARE team include the Dean of Students, directors of Counseling Services, Health Services, Housing and Residence Life, Disability Support Services and members of the University Police.  Other university officials may be asked to serve on the team in specific situations as needed.  The team will consult with UM Legal Council as needed. The team will meet bi-weekly during the academic year and as needed when school is not in session.

    All members of the team are available to consult with members of the University community regarding students at risk.  Faculty and staff in need of consultation may contact any member of the team and present the facts of the situation.  Contact persons will triage requests and determine appropriateness and level of priority.  If desired the faculty/staff member can attend the team meeting to discuss the situation with the team or send information. The team will respond to all situations in as timely a manner as possible.


  • 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 & Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    (205) 665-6020  

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