2010-2012 Graduate Studies Catalog

V.  Student Affairs

Dr. Stacy Klippenstein, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
McMullen Hall 201, (406) 657-2307


Montana State University Billings provides a diverse array of academic programs and co-curricular activities for students.  Challenges and opportunities are available for every student.  Student Affairs encompasses programs and services which affect student life from the time of admission to MSU Billings until graduation.

MSU Billings Division of Student Affairs Mission Statement

The Division of Student Affairs provides exceptional service and cultivates an inclusive social and educational environment that enhances active student learning, engagement, development and success.

Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct

A brief summary of student notifications and policies are highlighted below.  For a complete listing of all policy details, forms, and additional information, visit the website.

A copy of the Student Policies and Procedures and Student Code of Conduct is available on the university website or a printed copy can be made available at the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Office.  All students are required to follow the Student Code of Conduct and be aware of all University policies and procedures.  In addition to the Student Code of Conduct, all residence hall students will receive a specific copy of the Residence Hall Handbook.

The University Police Department is pleased to serve the Montana State University Billings campus communities (Downtown, Main and COT campuses) by providing 24- hour law enforcement services.  Officers monitor cameras, respond to complaints, investigate crime, and routinely patrol University property (buildings and parking areas).  Officers are available to escort students, faculty, and staff on University property and offer a variety of other services to students.  Information is available on crime prevention, personal safety, community resources and other topics of concern.  The University Police Department is also the Parking Division, Motor Pool, Safety Services, and the central location for lost and found property.  Property is held for a period of 30days, after which it is donated or discarded.  Non-emergency number is 657-2147.

The University Police Department annually prepares the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.  This publication is available in paper form at the University Police Department or by using:  www.msubllllngs.edu/security.  In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Act, a daily crime log is maintained at the University Police Department and is available for public review.

A complete plan for student response during an emergency is available on the website as well.  All students should read the personal safety information, emergency response plan, and fire safety information.  All students play a specific role in becoming educated in emergency and safety procedures.  Specifically, all students should be aware of fire alarms and how to properly evacuate during every alarm that is sounded.  Sign up for text emergency alerts on your cellphone or email.

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
Information regarding the policies and procedures related to student records and privacy can be viewed on the university webpage.  Under law, students have the right to view their student records and are also protected from others having access to their records.  Specific forms related to release of information are also available.

Students who would like their student directory information to remain confidential need to contact the Office of Admissions and Record to request a non­disclosure of information.

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