2010-2012 Graduate Studies Catalog

Student Union and Activities

Student Union (SUB) 219

(406) 657-2387

The Student Union (SUB) is a major center for co-curricular activities and serves as the community center or gathering place for the University serving students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests visiting the MSU Billings campus.  The SUB is an integral part of the Petro-Rimrock-Student Union complex and is centrally located on the campus with easy access to other college services and facilities.  Please contact our office for information on our building hours during the academic year, summer, sessions, and breaks.

Offices and Programs Housed in the Student Union

In addition to Student Union and Activities, the Student Union provides space for Jackets and Company (campus bookstore), Office of Community Involvement, Campus Dining Services, Stingers Coffee Shop, ASMSU Billings, Housing and Residential Life, Student Union Activities Council, Petro Theater, The Retort (campus newspaper), student organization offices, and student organization work/resource room.

Student Organizations

The Student Union and Activities Office coordinates and supervises the registration of over 50 student organizations.  The office provides organizations with support, consultation services, resources and leadership development and recognition programs. The Office is also the University contact for students seeking assistance to charter and organize new student organizations on campus.  At MSU Billings, student organizations exist in the following categories:  Academic/Departmental, Cultural, Campus Media/Literary, Honorary, Performing and Visual Arts, Recreation/Club Sports, Religious, Service, Special Interest, and Student Government/Leadership/Campus Programming.  Students are encouraged to get involved in at least one student organization during their collegiate career.  Many co-curricular activities are related to coursework and thus provide opportunities for applying knowledge and skills learned in the college classroom, in the studio or in the laboratory.  A Student Organization Work/Resource room is also available for use by students.  The room includes student organization mailboxes, event planning calendars, computers, typewriter, cutting board, resource magazines, fundraising resources, poster board and banner paper.  For more information on student organizations or how to get involved, contact Student Union and Activities at (406) 657-2387 or visit www.msubillings.edu/studentlife.

Leadership Development & Recognition Programs

The Student Union & Activities Office provides a mini library on a variety of leadership topics.  Our office also provides a leadership resource handout series for students’ use.  The library resources are available for checkout from the Office and the handout series are available in the Student Organization Work/Resource Room, Student Union 220.

The Leadership Recognition Program is an annual event held each April in the Student Union to recognize student leaders at MSU Billings for excellence in leadership and service.  All currently enrolled students and active chartered student organizations are eligible for an award.

Meeting, Conference, Display, andLounge Space

The Student Union provides meeting and conference rooms, space for art exhibits, event posting and displays, and public lounges.  The Student Union & Activities Office coordinates the scheduling of most non-academic space on campus.  The Office also publishes a weekly electronic listing of the majority of non-academic campus events scheduled in University facilities for offices and departments.  Additional copies can be provided upon request.  For more information contact the Student Union & Activities Office.

Additional Services in the Student Union

Vending, Public Fax Services, ATM, Informational Directories, Poster Enlarging Service, Three IMAC Terminals with internet access, Public Copy Machine, LED and Marquee Display Services, Courtesy Phone

Office of Community Involvement

The OCI will assist students in connecting to volunteer opportunities both on campus and in the community.  Students can utilize volunteerism to enhance their academic experience, to help in meeting other students, to get involved as a student and to help prepare to become a civic leader within the community following graduation.  The OCI coordinates monthly Service Saturday projects, MSUB Night on the Van in partnership with the Salvation Army, Student United Way (which is a student organization centered on volunteerism and advocacy), an MSU Billings Relay for Life team and many more opportunities.  Students can also utilize the OCI to connect to volunteer opportunities on an individual basis or students can access a community volunteer database at www.youcanvolunteer.org.

Associated Students of Montana State University Billings

SUB 213, (406) 657-2365
The Associated Students of Montana State University Billings (ASMSUB) are governed by the Student Senate, the functions of which are to administer and to distribute student activity fees; to formulate policies concerning student affairs and programs; to act as liaison among students, faculty, and administration; to protect the privileges and the rights of students; and to act as a central agent for student opinion.

Legal Services

The ASMSUB maintains an attorney on staff to assist students with legal problems.  While there is no charge to see the attorney, a nominal fee may be charged for certain types of legal services such as divorce, a will, or a name change.

Student Activities Board (SAB)

SUB 212, (406) 657-2257

The Student Activities Board is a volunteer programming organization that plans a balanced calendar of entertainment and/or educational events/activities/programs/productions held primarily in the Student Union.  SAB utilizes student fee monies allocated by the Associated Students of MSU Billings to fund all activities and programs.  The Director of Student Union and Activities serves as the staff advisor to the Student Activities Board.  To apply for a volunteer position on SAB, contact the Student Union & Activities Office at (406) 657-2387.

Publication:  The Retort

Students may serve as staff members of The Retort, a weekly University newspaper, or they may serve as members of the Publications Board which recommends policy for on-campus student publications.

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