Welcome from our Dean of Students

Steve Wise, Dean of Students

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

My name is Steve Wise Dean of Students at Northern and I'm glad you are visiting our website. I would be happy to answer any questions you have about student life at Northern.

I am beginning my fourth year as Dean of Students and I have had a great working with students to enhance the quality of life at Northern. One of our main areas of focus has been improvement of the physical facilities. I'm sure that students who were here in 2016 would be able to point to a number of important improvements in the past few years. Most importantly, students have had many opportunities to provide leadership for these projects. One of our primary goals is to work to create opportunities for you to participate in meaningful ways in the life of your campus.

Each semester we distribute a Student Life Survey to all students. This survey is intended to gather thoughts from as many students as possible. We use the information gathered to guide our thinking regarding improvements in facilities, programs, policies, and services. Your voice matters at Northern.

We have established student advisory groups for each department in Student Life. Those include: the bookstore, student family housing, residence life, student health and wellness, student activities and events, food services, and custodial services. Our hope is that you have a strong voice for change and improvement in all areas of student life.

Although we've done a lot, we still have a lot to do—and we simply cannot do it without your help! I hope you will join us in our effort to make MSU-Northern the very best it can be. Please plan to be actively involved in your Residence Hall Association (RHA), Student Government, or Student Advisory groups.

If you would like 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 meaningful opportunities to be 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 hope you hear from you.

Sincerely yours,


The Dean of Students oversees the following:

Other Departments reporting to the Dean of Students: