Student Affairs (cont'd)
Student Union and Activities Office
SUB 219, (406) 657-2387
The Student Union (SUB) is a major center for co-curricular activities and serves as the community center for the University and guests visiting the Montana State University Billings campus. The Student Union 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.
In addition to Student Union and Activities, the Student Union provides space for Jackets and Company (bookstore), Business Operations (Student Affairs), Campus Dining Services, Stingers Coffee Shop, ASMSU Billings, Housing and Residential Life, Recreational Activities, Petro Theater, The Retort (campus newspaper), Student Activities Board, student organization offices, and student organization work/resource room.
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, Recreational/Club Sports, Religious, Service, Special Interest, and Student Government/Leadership/Campus Programming. The Director of Student Union and Activities serves as the advisor to the Student Activities Board. Several events are planned each year for MSU Billings students through funds allocated by the Associated Students of MSU Billings (ASMSUB).
The University encourages a variety of student activities and organizations, insofar as they promote both positive activity and the objectives of the University. The nonacademic aspects of student life can prove to be immensely valuable in the balanced development of the human personality. 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.
The Student Union also provides meeting and conference rooms, space for art exhibits, event posting and displays, and public lounges. The Student Union and Activities Office coordinates the scheduling of nonacademic space on campus. The Office also publishes a weekly listing of all nonacademic campus events scheduled in University facilities.
The Ballroom, within the Student Union, has been designed to accommodate major banquet presentations, luncheons, conferences, and special events.
Petro Theater provides space for special events and also theatre productions. The Department of Communication and Theatre presents student productions in the theater throughout the year.
The Rimrock Cafe, located in the Student Union Building, is the main dining service outlet on campus. Our innovative and flexible dining service offers a complete retail service to resident and nontraditional students. We also provide two coffee shops on campus: Stingers, located in the Student Union Building, and L.A. Express, located in the Liberal Arts Building. For your special events and meetings, the Grand Ballroom and meeting rooms are located in the Student Union Building.