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 Dear Students,


It’s hard to believe we’ve made it almost halfway through spring 2021. It has been a busy semester,

to be sure, but we wanted to take a moment to remind you of various university resources that are

here to support you and your fellow Bobcats.


Feeling stressed, overwhelmed? Counseling & Psychological Services in University Health Partners

offers everything from individual counseling to online tools to help. Don’t hesitate to reach out to

them for assistance. Learn more at or call them at 994-4531.


Struggling with classes, finances, managing your time? There are great resources available to help

you through the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Successthe Math Learning Center, and

the Writing Center.


Physical health issues, sexual health, diet and nutrition questions? There are resources for students

for all of those issues and more through Medical Services and the Office of Health Advancement

in University Health Partners.  


The university continues to offer students free symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 testing.

No appointment is necessary for symptomatic testing. Asymptomatic testing can be scheduled here:


In addition to its many offices supporting students, MSU also offers a number of safety-related

resources. MSU’s SAFE Cats app that connects students to police, reporting options, safety escorts,

and many other features and is available for Android and Apple devices. You can also report crimes

or incidents of concern by sending an email to Silent Witness at [email protected].    


The MSU VOICE Center is a confidential office on campus that supports survivors of sexual assault,

harassment, domestic violence and stalking. Whether a survivor experienced recent violence, or in

the past, the VOICE Center can offer support and connect them to resources. Friends and family of

survivors are also welcome, as sexual violence impacts their health and well-being too. 

The VOICE Center is available 24 hours a day, every day. The office accepts walk-ins at the SUB,

Room 370, as well as calls and texts on the 24-hour crisis line at 406-994-7069. 

You can also schedule a meeting with an advocate in the VOICE Center. 


MSU takes sexual misconduct very seriously. If you have witnessed an instance of sexual misconduct,

please report it to the Office of Institutional Equity. Reports can be made online at

or over the phone at 406-994-2042. If you are seeking a confidential place to speak about your

experience of sexual misconduct, please contact the VOICE Center.


Finally, all students with a cellphone listed with the university are automatically enrolled in MSU Alert.

The system provides emergency notifications and other alerts for serious crimes or dangerous situations

on campus via text message, email and phone calls.


If you have any questions about these or any other campus safety or support programs and services,

don’t hesitate to reach out to my office. On behalf of all of us at MSU, we are wishing you the very best.



Matthew R. Caires

Dean of Students




Office of the Dean of Students
Montana State University
Student Union Building, Room 174 | P.O. Box 174220 | Bozeman, MT 59717-4220 | [email protected] | (406) 994-2826