Office of Student Success

The Office of Student Success impacts lives by equipping students with individualized, comprehensive tools and resources necessary for personal growth and the attainment of academic success through integrated education, engagement, and advisement.

Sophomore Surge Program

The Sophomore Surge is a program at MSU where peer mentors and faculty and staff will guide and support incoming students throughout their first year of college and engage them with an active community of support.

Graduate School

The Graduate School strives to foster an environment that produces outstanding graduate scholars who contribute new ideas and knowledge using creative and innovative approaches to solve challenges in an evolving world. The Graduate School enriches the graduate student experience by providing excellent service, timely oversight, and relentless advocacy for student success.

Faculty and staff resources for graduate students

Early Alert

The early alert referral system allows you to request that a student attend a success advising appointment as soon as possible to address one or more of the following:

  • Class attendance
  • Test scores
  • Homework assignments (incomplete or low grades)
  • Lack of class interaction/engagement 

Learn more about the Early Alert Program or submit a referral

MSU CARE: getting help for students

The MSU community is committed to creating a culture of support, which means that we acknowledge the different ways that students might encounter difficulty, reach out to provide support, and encourage getting help at one of the many agencies on campus that offer counseling or student support services.

Recognizing & Referring Students with Mental Health Needs

Faculty, advisors, and teaching assistants are often among the first to notice when students struggle with personal or mental health issues. Here at MSU, 69% of students reported that they would confide in an instructor/TA when these problems interfere with academic progress. Will you know what to do? 
This video (~ 1hr, October 9, 2018) from Counseling & Psychological Services will provide an overview of college mental health and suicide, provide basic referral skills, and discuss campus resources for referral and support.  

Writing Center

The Writing Center is a resource available to ANY MSU student working on ANY writing. Their mission is to create a dynamic, collaborative environment that fosters and maintains a vibrant community of writers across the MSU campuses. Writing Center tutors meet individually or in groups with student writers of all abilities and backgrounds at any stage in their writing processes – from invention to revision. Writing Center staff are available to talk with faculty about building partnerships to support their teaching of writing.

Math Learning Center

The Math Learning Center is hosted in the Mathematical Sciences Department supports students as they develop learning skills required for their respective courses.

Accessibility for All

"Accessibility for All" supports Montana State University instructors and other academic employees making educational content accessible for students with disabilities. The program currently offers free online tutorials to help instructors make materials that meet WCAG 2.0 AA, the standard for accessibility at MSU.

Accessibility and Universal Design in Online Teaching

Recorded on Tuesday, May 5 (~1 hr 30 min)

Jacqueline Frank, Instruction & Accessibility Librarian and Dean Adams, Director CFE

Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons (DISC)

The Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons promotes inclusion and understanding of difference, supports students from underrepresented identity groups, and encourages critical thinking about diversity topics. They offer programs to help students make connections, find a rich community, and celebrate their cultures and identities.

Bounty of the Bridgers

The Bounty of the Bridgers Campus Food Pantry is a student-driven initiative to combat food waste and food insecurity on the MSU campus for students, faculty, and staff started in October of 2017. Our pantry is available to offer supplemental and emergency food assistance to any student, faculty, or staff in need! We have two convenient locations on campus to best serve our MSU Community that provide a variety of items to fit your needs.