Your adviser, your professors, and the Morris Academic Alert team hope you will take advantage of the support services offered here at the University of Minnesota, Morris. This website is designed to give you some helpful information about available academic resources so you can make informed decisions about what services would be most helpful to you.
Academic Support Services
Staff: Danielle Green, Administrative Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
The AAC’s mission is to provide UMM students with the help they need to be successful in their courses. Over half of the students at Morris take advantage of at least one of the services offered through the AAC. Services include small-group tutoring, one-on-one academic counseling and drop-in help rooms. The Center hires about 50 tutors each year from a wide variety of disciplines—from calculus to psychology. All services are free to registered students.
Staff: Brenda Boever, Director email@example.com
Lacey Harstad, Student Support firstname.lastname@example.org
The Advising Office is a great source of information related to questions on how to change your major, change advisors, or plan your class schedule. You can also learn what you need to do to stay in good academic standing, work well with your adviser, and what happens if you are suspended or put on probation.
Staff: Judy Korn , Registrar email@example.com
Bonnie Gulbrandson, Student Support firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeri Squier, Faculty Support email@example.com
To learn the deadlines for dropping, withdrawing from or adding classes, check out the One Stop Calendar.GPA Estimator
Contact person for academic alert: Gus Claymore, Associate Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Leslie Gubash-Lindberg, email@example.com
Raymond Lagasse, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mohammed Farah, email@example.com
Adrienne Conley , firstname.lastname@example.org
Other staff members: Hilda Ladner, Director email@example.com
Olivia Klemek, Executive Office and Administrative Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
EDI provides the following services for U.S. students of color and international students:
- Academically advise first year students Assists in the adjustment process of students of color and international students to the University through the summer Gateway Program and STELLAR program as well as with orientation sessions for incoming students of color;
- Monitor the academic progress of all students of color and international students, intervening and making referrals when needed;
- Design workshops to encourage exceptional students of color to apply for national scholarships;
- Collaborate with the Center for International Programs to encourage students of color to study abroad;
- Plan and coordinate the Multi-Ethnic Mentorship Program, a program where second year students are ‘matched’ with a faculty member to do a project/research in their area of interest;
- Design and implement cultural and educational activities such as World Touch Cultural Heritage Week; and
- Serve as a resource to the campus on student of color and international student issues.
Coordinator: Tisha Turk email@example.com
The writing room is staffed by English Instructors and students who are trained to help students analyze and improve their papers. Tutors can help students at any stage of the writing process.
Student Support Services
Sometimes students struggle in their classes because they aren’t quite sure what they want to do with their lives and how their current courses or major are helping them move in the direction they envisioned. Other students find themselves dealing with emotional or physical stress or disabilities that are impacting their academic success. The following student support services at UMM can help students reduce stress, explore career options, cope with a disability or work through the changes brought about by a sudden, life-changing event.
Staff: Sandy Olson-Loy firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs coordinates support for students during times of personal emergencies (e.g. injuries that require hospitalization, extended personal and family health issues or bereavement) or changes in student status (e.g. being called to active military duty). The office assists students with excused absences for classes as well as planning for extended absences and medical withdrawals.
Staff: Gary Donovan, Associate Director email@example.com
Cindy Boe, Associate Director firstname.lastname@example.org'
Irene Maloney, Student Support email@example.com
The career center helps students find jobs, internships and graduate school information. The office also provides career advising and resume help for all students.
The Disability Resource Center arranges accommodations for students with documented physical, learning or mental disabilities. Accommodations, such as extended time on exams, or texts in alternate formats, are designed to assist students to be more successful in the classroom.
Staff: Bridget Joos, Senior Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeanne Williamson, Senior Clinical Counselor email@example.com
Jane Kill, Student Support firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Counseling helps students cope with mental illnesses, recover from alcohol or drug abuse, and manage any type of personal crises or stress.
Student Counseling also deals with emergencies, such as suicide threats and sexual assault. After hours, students in need of emergency services can call campus police at 320-208-6500, or 911.
Phone: 320-424-2301 or 218-739-3132
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 800-974-3359
Someplace Safe helps survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence by explaining options, providing support, identifying appropriate resources and acting as a legal advocate. Friends and family members of survivors may also receive counseling and assistance.
Sexual Orientation IssuesPhone: 589-6276
Staff: Adrienne Conley email@example.com
The Queer Issues Committee provides support for students who are struggling with issues related to their sexual orientation or gender identity. Students who wish to explore opportunities for referrals, support or advocacy may contact the chair to schedule a confidential conversation. In addition to providing support, the Queer Issues Committee coordinates Safe Zone training and other educational opportunities on campus.
Phone: 589-6061 (after hours 800-974-3359)
The violence prevention program offers education and prevention efforts to reduce the numbers of personal power based violence occurring on our campus. This includes sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. We use the Green Dot Model of bystander intervention to reduce rates and have close partnerships with student counseling, campus police, and other community organizations. We partner with a Morris based non-profit, Someplace Safe to offer advocacy for anyone who has been a victim of these crimes.