Welcome from our Dean of Students

Steve Wise, Dean of Students

Hello—and thank you for visiting our Student Life website!

I'm Steve Wise, dean of students and I'm glad you are visiting our website. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about student life at Northern.

We are entering into a very exciting time at Northern. We have been working to create opportunities for students to participate meaningfully in the life of our campus. We have established, or are in the process of establishing, student advisory groups for each department in student life. Those departments include: the bookstore, student family housing, residence life, student health services, student activities and events, food services, and custodial services. Our goal is to ensure that our students have a strong voice for change and improvement in all areas of student life.

There are a number of campus projects that we are currently working on. We hope to have all of them completed during this spring semester. Those projects include: furniture for floor lounges in both Morgan and MacKenzie Halls, upgrades to our computer rooms, landscaping, and exercise equipment for the residence halls. In addition, we engage student advisory groups in policy discussions.

Students are getting involved with shaping student life and campus projects more and more every day. Involvement in planning, prioritizing, programming events, and other activities has never been higher—that's why we need your help! At Northern, we count on our students to help us make the very best decisions for student life.

If you hope to go to college where you can make a big difference—I hope you will strongly consider Northern, where your classroom experience will be enriched by opportunities to be actively involved in creating the future of student life.

Please feel free to call me at 406-265-4113 or email me at steven.wise@msun.edu if you have any questions about life at Northern. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely yours,


The Dean of Students oversees the following:

Other Departments reporting to the Dean of Students: