The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) grants students certain rights, privileges, and protections relative to individually identifiable student educational records that are maintained by Montana Western.
FERPA permits the release of directory-type information to third parties without written consent of the student provided the student has been given the opportunity to withhold such disclosure. Montana Western releases, upon inquiry from third parties and for UMW's News & Publications Office purposes, directory information without written consent of students.
The University of Montana Western designates the following information as “directory information” in the school catalog:
You have the right to refuse permission for the release of any of this information, now and in the future. Students may withhold directory information by checking the appropriate box on the college’s registration form for that particular semester/term, or by contacting the Registrar’s Office, James Short Admin. Building Room 105, (406) 683-7371. For more information regarding your right of privacy, please see the Student Handbook.
The safety and well-being of students is our number one concern and priority at Montana Western.
The Campus Security Act (or Clery Act) is federal legislation which requires colleges and universities to anually report their efforts on providing a safe environment for students.
For more information about Montana Western's efforts to ensure the safety of our students, download the Annual Security and Fire Safety report.
UMW grad Justinn Marshall was accepted into the University of Washington's regional medical education program.
Recent Montana Western graduate Taeler Rodriguez has been accepted to the University of Denver’s graduate program.
Kolby Brown is a literature major at the University of Montana Western.
Coming to Montana Western was part of fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming a doctor for Lindsey Densmore.
Marcus Williams came to Montana Western to play football and major in business administration.