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Student Affairs (cont'd)
Office for Community Involvement (OCI)
SUB 222, (406) 896-5815
The mission of the Office for Community Involvement at MSU Billings is to connect students to the community through service and educational opportunities, which will strengthen the relationship between the University and local, state, and national agencies. The OCI will help get students directly involved in civic engagement and will provide opportunities to help them become connected to the campus and Billings community.
The office will have information on various local agencies that are looking for volunteers so students can volunteer on an individual basis. Students will have direct access to the United Way’s You Can Volunteer website www.youcanvolunteer.org. There are group volunteer opportunities available through the MSU Billings Student Volunteer Organization and students can become an AmeriCorps or VISTA member through the OCI. The office will also be coordinating volunteer opportunities for all student organizations each semester.
The Montana Campus Compact (MTCC) is a coalition of Montana college and university presidents, chancellors, and deans committed to the civic purposes of higher education. The MTCC is committed to renewing the public purposes of higher education by promoting volunteerism, public service, and service learning on Montana’s college and university campuses. The MTCC is an affiliate of Campus Compact, a national organization with a rapidly growing membership of more than 700 public and private two- and four-year colleges and universities in 41 states and the District of Columbia. The MTCC provides training, technical assistance, grants and education awards to students and faculty members engaged in community service activities. The MTCC and its programs make an immediate impact on communities, students, and institutions while developing students as lifelong citizens-leaders. For more information on the Montana Campus Compact, contact the MSU Billings Student Union & Activities Office at 406-657-2387.
SUB 212, (406) 657-2257
The Student Activities Board coordinates a balanced program of cultural, social and entertainment events appropriate to the educational goals and needs of the campus community. The Board consists of 13 selected student members and two advisors. Selection of Board members occurs during fall and spring. The selection process is by SAB Chairperson, three (3) current SAB members and the non-voting advisors.
CI 306, (406) 657-2180
Upward Bound is a federally funded high school scholarship program designed to generate in participants the skills and motivation needed to enroll and graduate from a program of postsecondary education. Participants must meet federal eligibility criteria, as well as demonstrate interest and motivation to attend college. Services include: academic advising, instruction and tutoring, an on campus summer academic program, postsecondary enrollment assistance, and cultural and social experiences.
CI 306, (406) 657-2116
Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a federally funded TRIO program designed to assist 7th - 12th grade students prepare for and attend a post-secondary institution of their choice upon high school graduation. Participants must meet federal eligibility criteria and demonstrate interest and motivation to attend college. The ETS program serves 600 eligible students in Yellowstone County. Services include academic advising, instruction and tutoring, post-secondary enrollment assistance, and cultural and social experiences.
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