2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

Student Affairs, cont'd

Student Union Activities and Events Office

SUB 219, (406) 657-2387
www.msubillings.edu/sub

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.

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 Store), Campus Dining Services, Stingers Bistro, ASMSU Billings, Housing and Residential Life, Office of Community Involvement, Diversity Office, Academic Support Center, Petro Theater, The Retort (campus newspaper), Student Activities Board, and student organization offices.

Student Activities, Student Organizations, Leadership Development

www.msubillings.edu/studentlife

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 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.

Experience Leadership Project

SUB 225, (406) 896-5815
www.msubillings.edu/leadership

The Experience Leadership Project is a two-year (City College at MSU Billings students) or four-year (University Campus students) leadership quest that gives students the chance to:

  • create new and lasting friendships
  • learn about campus and community resources
  • connect as a student leader by joining a student club
  • develop personal leadership skills in a variety of ways in order to engage in campus life as student leaders
  • prepare to enter the workforce upon graduation as a successful community leader

The ELP program creates an environment for support and strategies for success, while building future student leaders. The program accepts 20 freshmen students on an annual basis.

Meeting and Conference Space

(406) 896-5860
www.msubillings.edu/events

The Student Union and Events provides meeting and conference rooms, event posting and displays, and public lounges.  The Student Union and Activities Office coordinates the scheduling of campus space including the MSUB Extended Campus Conference Center.

The University has several spaces in the Student Union, Extended Campus Conference Center, and Campus Grounds that are used for University and special events.

Petro Theater provides space for special events and theatre productions.  The Department of Communication and Theatre presents student productions in the theater throughout the year.

Office for Community Involvement (OCI)

SUB 225, (406) 896-5815
www.msubillings.edu/community

Montana Campus Compact

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 Office for Community Involvement at 406-896-5828.

Student Activities Board

SUB 212, (406) 657-2257
www.msubillings.edu/sab

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.

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