MSU Student Resources

MSU has more resources for students than are practical to list in your syllabus. You may want to include a few links to the lists of student resources in your syllabus.

Office of Disability Services and Academic Accommodations

The Office of Disability Services helps provide access to all college programs, services, activities and facilities for students with disabilities.  

The ODS website has numerous resources for faculty for working with students who need accommodations, including how students obtain accommodations and how faculty will be notified.

Recommended Syllabus Statement

The Office of Disability Services strongly encourages faculty members to put the following statement (example) in their syllabus:

"If you are a student with a disability and wish to use your approved accommodations for this course, contact me during my office hours to discuss. Please have your Accommodation Notification available for verification of accommodations. Accommodations are approved through the Office of Disability Services located in 137 Romney Hall."

Suggested Language for Student Well-being

Our many roles as faculty involve understanding students as holistic people. Below is language to guide discussions with your students on the first day of class. You may also want to include it in your syllabus to identify your status as a mandatory reporter and demonstrate your support of student well-being, including mental health and wellness.

MSU Counseling & Psychological Services (CPS) encourages you to complete and encourage your students to take Kognito as a way to enhance their skills at identifying when someone may be at risk and how to talk with them.

Please consider adding the following language to your syllabus and reviewing it with students on the first day of class:

You Are Not Alone

Students at Montana State University have the right to live and learn in an academic environment that is free from all forms of discrimination including sexual and gender-based discrimination, harassment, and violence including sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.  If you (or someone you know) has experienced or is experiencing these types of behaviors, please know that you are not alone.  Resources and support are available at MSU.  You can learn more at:  MSU has confidential resources available to you through the VOICE Center, MSU Counseling and Psychological Services, and University Health Partners Health Services.  These services are available to provide support, resources, and referrals to numerous campus and community agencies that can provide the information and support you need.

Please know that if you choose to confide in me, I am required by the university to report to the Title IX Coordinator/MSU Office of Institutional Equity, as MSU and I want to ensure you are connected with all the support the university can offer.  You are not required to respond to outreach from the university if you do not want to do so.  You can also make a report yourself, including an anonymous report, through [email protected]

Mental Health and Wellness

MSU strives to create a culture of support and recognizes that your mental health and wellness are equally as important as your physical health. We want you to know that it’s OK if you experience difficulty, and there are several resources on campus to help you succeed emotionally, personally, and academically: 

Counseling & Psychological Services: 

Health Advancement:                       

Insight Program (Substance Use):     

Suicide Prevention:                           

Medical Services:                             

WellTrack wellness app:                   

Mental Health Screening:

Let’s Talk drop-in services:                      

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