MSU Billings Catalog

Student Affairs & Student Support Services

City College at Montana State University Billings provides academic and student support programs and extracurricular activities that enhance and enrich the total student life of the University.  A wide range of services, challenges, and opportunities are available for every student including programs delivered through the Division of Student Affairs and other activities that affect student life from admission through graduation.

City College at Montana State University Billings also provides a number of support facilities and services on campus to help students succeed in your academic efforts.  Facilities include such obvious ones as the library and computers.

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

Montana State University Billings statement regarding students’ rights and responsibilities is as follows:

“Montana State University Billings is a community of scholars and members of such University communities have traditionally recognized their individual responsibilities in the development of a mature and sophisticated society.  By enrolling in the University, the student neither loses the rights nor escapes the duties of a citizen.  Each student should conduct his/her personal life in the context of mutual regard for the rights, property, and privileges of others.  Therefore, it is expected that students will demonstrate respect for the law and for the necessity of orderly conduct in the affairs of the local and campus community.  In certain circumstances where this preferred conduct fails, the University will rely upon the rules and procedures described in its Code of Student Conduct to hold students accountable for maintaining the responsibilities that follow.

Student Rights

One of the concerns of Montana State University Billings is to provide each student the opportunity to learn.  Therefore, some personal freedoms and rights of students include, but are not limited to:

  1. Freedom of inquiry, speech, and assembly.
  2. Freedom from threats.
  3. Freedom from acts of violence.
  4. Freedom from unfair or obscene treatment from others.
  5. Freedom from interference from others in an unreasonable and unauthorized manner while in class, activities, and public events.
  6. Freedom from theft and willful destruction of personal property.
  7. Right to study and learn in an atmosphere of academic freedom.
  8. Right to procedural due process in University misconduct action.
  9. Right to be governed by justifiable academic regulations.
  10. To be informed in writing of the academic requirements determined by individual instructors.
  11. Right to be informed of the regulations for academic and social conduct, and graduation requirements of the University.
  12. Right to petition for redress of grievances, academic and non-academic

Student Responsibilities

Each student has the responsibility:

  1. To respect the rights and property of others.
  2. To be fully acquainted and comply with the published rules and regulations of the University.
  3. To comply with all local, state, and federal laws.
  4. To recognize that student activities reflect upon the individuals involved as well as upon the entire University community.
  5. To recognize the University’s obligation to provide a safe environment conducive for learning and academic inquiry.
  6. To adhere to the academic requirements determined by individual instructors.
  7. To abide by the reasonable direction of a University official acting within the legitimate scope of his or her duties.”

University Campus Student Affairs & Related Phone Numbers

Student Affairs Phone Number
Academic Support Center 657-1641
Admissions and Records/Registrar/Transcripts 657-2158
Advising & Career Services 657-2240
Associated Students of MSUB 657-2365
Athletics/Yellowjacket Sports 657-2369
Business Services / Cashier 657-2140
Campus Activities/Engagement 657-2387
City College Student Services (Jacket Student Central) 247-3019
D2L Support (Online Learning) 247-5755
Dean of Student Engagement 657-1696
Disability Support Services 657-2283
Diversity Center 896-5902
Educational Talent Search 657-2116
Facilities Service 657-2306
Financial Aid and Scholarship 657-2188
Information Technology (Help Desk) 247-5755
Jackets & Company (campus store) 657-2121
Jackets & Company City College Store 247-3031
Native American Achievement Center 657-2182
New Student Services 657-2888
Residence Life and Housing 657-2333
ROTC/Military Science 247-5733
Student Health Services 657-2153
Student Support Services 657-2162
U-Card/ID Cards 657-2023
University Police/Parking 657-2147
Upward Bound 657-2180
Vice Chancellor for Student Access & Success 657-2307

Advising & Career Services

City College Tech Building, Jacket Student Central

First Floor, (406) 247-3019
McMullen First Floor, (406) 657-2240
www.msubillings.edu/citycollege/Advising.htm

Advising & Career Services offers advising services to all new admitted, transfer and re-admit students for the first few semesters.  Advising & Career Services assists students with understanding the coursework and requirements for their major, registration, and academic planning.  Upon completion of the first few semester(s) in good academic standing, the student is transferred to a faculty advisor in his or her major. Students should call this office for an appointment to begin the process of choosing coursework and determining an academic plan of study.

Mandatory Advising

All first-time freshmen students entering City College at MSU Billings are required to see an academic advisor before registering for classes.  During the initial advising session, students will receive information regarding requirements and worksheets for their academic program. 

Advisors assist students with selection of courses and academically-related issues, but the ultimate responsibility for meeting graduation requirements belongs to the student.

General Studies Students

Students who have not selected a major are registered as General Studies majors.  In an effort to assist students in completing degree requirements as efficiently as possible, General Studies students are encouraged to focus on General Education requirements their first semester.  Students are also encouraged to visit an Advising & Career Staff member in Jacket Student Central to explore career interests and to clarify how their academic program may support their career goals.

Transfer Students

Students transferring to City College at MSU Billings are required to submit an admissions application to the University prior to arranging a visit with an advisor in the Jacket Student Central Advising Center to complete a transcript evaluation and begin developing a plan of study.  In order to give an accurate transcript evaluation, transfer students should provide copies of transcripts of all previous college level work.  Although we maintain course equivalency guides for all Montana colleges and universities, it is helpful if transfer students can provide catalogs with course descriptions for coursework completed at out-of-state institutions.

Declaring a Major

Students are encouraged to select and declare a major during their freshman year.  Upon declaring a major with an advisor at Jacket Student Central, the student’s advising electronic and/or paper file will be updated to the new requirements for the major, and a plan of study will be developed.  Students who have declared a major will be assigned a faculty advisor from their major department for the remainder of their academic career.

Changing a Major

Students who change their major are encouraged to visit with an advisor in Jacket Student Central.  The academic advisor will clarify new program requirements, update the student’s electronic and/or paper advising file with new program worksheets, and forward the student’s advising file to the new faculty advisor.  The changing of an academic major may have significant impact on a student’s long-range academic plan and can have impacts on their financial aid eligibility.  All students are encouraged to keep in close contact with their advisor through the process of changing majors.

Assessment Testing

All entering students and transfer students who have not completed their general education requirements in English or mathematics must take the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Placement test.  Results of the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Placement tests along with ACT/SAT scores are used to advise students into the most appropriate math and English courses.  The Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Placement tests are administered prior to student registration sessions or Orientation.  For further information, contact Advising at Jacket Student Central or the University Advising & Career Services Office:  406-247-3019 or 406-657-2240 or ccadvising@msubillings.edu

Career Services & Cooperative Education

www.msubillings.edu/careers

A full range of career services is available to help students gain experience and skills that will clarify career goals and facilitate entry into the job market.  Services include Career Workshops, career counseling and assessment, career resource library, campus interviewing, part-time and workstudy jobs in CareerLink, and career/job fairs.  See www.msubillings.edu/careers for additional information.

Cooperative Education (Co-Op) internships create educational partnerships among City College at Montana State University Billings, the business community, and students.  This unique academic experience allows students to earn academic credit while combining classroom learning with practical work experience.  Learn more at www.msubillings.edu/careers/cooped/students.htm

Career Services/Job Locator

City College Tech Building, Jacket Student Central
First Floor, (406) 247-3006
University Campus, Library 100, (406) 657-1618

The Job Locator coordinates part-time positions for currently enrolled students.  Available jobs can be accessed in CareerLink, ranging from the service industry to technical positions, and are designed to accommodate students’ academic schedules.

Financial aid-eligible work study students can access Community Service positions where students work in non-profit agencies in the local area as well as on campus work study positions.

Academic Support Center

City College Learning Commons, Tech Building
First Floor, A017, (406) 247-3022
University Campus, SUB:  (406) 657-1641
www.msubillings.edu/asc

The Academic Support Center provides individual tutoring support in order to promote the academic success of students at City College at MSU Billings.  Tutoring assistance is available for multiple areas of study at all levels of scholarship, from developmental math, reading, and English to graduate thesis projects.  Walk-in tutoring at City College is available weekdays between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., and appointments can be made throughout the week for specialty areas.

In addition, computer work stations and areas for small group study sessions are available to students throughout the day and into the evening.  Specific instruction, including math, reading, English, computer applications, anatomy and physiology, and other specialty areas are available as needed or upon request.  The Center also provides support materials such as handouts and texts for students’ academic use.  Special educational delivery requirements that need to be addressed by persons with disabilities should be directed to Disability Support Services.

Associated Students of Montana State University Billings

SUB 213, (406) 657-2365
www.msubillings.edu/asmsub

The Associated Students of Montana State University Billings (ASMSU Billings) are governed by a Student Senate, the functions of which are to administer and to distribute student activity fees, 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 Associated Students of MSU Billings maintain an attorney on staff to assist students with legal problems.  While there is no charge to see the attorney, there may be a nominal fee charged for certain types of legal services such as divorce, wills and name change.

Intercollegiate Athletics

Physical Education Building, (406) 657-2369
msubsports.com

Athletics is an integral part of the college life at MSU Billings for both men and women.  All teams are members of NCAA Division II and the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.  Men’s and women’s teams compete on a varsity level in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field; additionally, women compete in volleyball and softball, and men compete in baseball.  MSU Billings Athletics also sponsors a coed varsity cheer team.  All MSU Billings students are admitted free to Yellowjacket Athletics events with a valid student ID.  Schedules, news, and stats are available on the Yellowjacket Athletics website at www.msubsports.com.

Jackets and Company at City College

City College Tech Building, First Floor, A038, (406) 247-3031
Student Union Building, (406) 657-2121
www.jackets-and-company.com

Jackets and Co., the City College at MSU Billings branch of the University’s campus store, provides the campus community with textbooks via their website, supplies, and supplemental learning tools required in academic courses.  Jackets and Company operates stores at two locations across the campuses and also carries a wide selection of school and office supplies, imprinted apparel, computers, software, electronics, gifts, greeting cards, and sundries at competitive prices.  The Campus Store also features a convenience store.

Carl Perkins Funding

City College at MSU Billings receives funding from a grant provided by the Carl Perkins Act of 1998.  The Perkins Act is designed to improve educational programs leading to academic and occupational skill competencies needed by all segments of the population to work in a technologically advanced society.  Emphasis is placed on improving vocational education services for individuals who are disabled, academically or economically disadvantaged, preparing for nontraditional training and employment, or who are otherwise at an educational disadvantage, such as single parents, displaced homemakers, or those with limited English proficiency.  In order to receive continued funding under the Perkins Act, institutions are expected to show constant improvement in its students’ rates of academic attainment, degree completion, job placement and retention, and participation and success in nontraditional fields.

Dining Services

City College Tech Building, First Floor
(406) 247-3000
msubillingsdining.sodexomyway.com

Montana State University Billings Dining Services offers a dining program for students, faculty, and staff.  Students living in the residence halls participate in the campus dining program by purchasing one of six meal plans consisting of dining dollars and board meals.  Board meals are used for an all-you-care-to-eat meals in Rimrock Café.  Dining dollars can be used in any of the dining venues including Rimrock Café, Stingers Bistro, Jazzman’s, SUB Connection, and City College Café.

City College at MSU Billings has a café available for student, faculty, and staff dining.  City College Café provides a variety of choices including grill, subs on fresh baked bread, pizza, housemade soup, fresh salad bar, assorted beverages including Starbucks coffee, and snack items.  Café purchases can be made with the U-Card, cash, or credit/debit card.  Residence hall students can use their meal plans at City College Café for breakfast and lunch.

Disability Support Services

City College Tech Building A016
(406) 247-3029

(406) 545-1026 (VP)
East Campus: COE 135, (406) 545-2518 (VP)
www.msubillings.edu/dss

Disability Support Services (DSS) provides direct assistance to students with documented disabilities by encouraging their independence, creating and maintaining an accessible physical and program environment, providing a supportive emotional atmosphere, and serving as a liaison and advocate.

Students with disabilities have the responsibility to identify themselves and request appropriate accommodations.  Students are encouraged to contact the DSS office in the City College Tech Building or University Campus College of Education, or visit our website at www.msubillings.edu/dss, or call the numbers listed above.

Residence Life and Housing

SUB 225, (406) 657-2333
www.msubillings.edu/reslife

Residence Halls

Montana State University Billings provides on-campus living facilities for students.  The residence halls offer an environment which is desirable for those who are seriously seeking a well-rounded education.  Participation in hall programming and group processes is part of the complete experience the residence hall provides.

Students living in the residence halls may select from a variety of living options.  The residence halls offer a safe and fun-filled environment where students can live well, work well, and be well during their college experience.  The residence hall experience includes some amazing benefits like wireless technology throughout the halls, in room sink, cable television in the floor lobby areas, laundry services, and more.  Visit our webpage at www.msubillings.edu/reslife for more information about the residence hall experience.

Students with disabilities are encouraged to make arrangements for any specific needs with the Office of Residence Life and Housing and Disability Support Services prior to moving on campus.

Residence hall living is available during Fall, Spring, and Summer sessions and during break periods to those students meeting the necessary requirements.

To apply for residence hall living, contact our office at (406) 657-2333 or visit our website at www.msubillings.edu/reslife to apply for housing.

Family Housing

MSU Billings offers 10 family housing apartments for students currently enrolled in 12 or more credits.  Family housing eligibility includes:  married students, single parent with children, or married students with children.  Family housing apartments include 6 three-bedroom apartments and 4 two-bedroom apartments.  There is an application and $25.00 application fee to place your name on the waiting list for an available apartment.

To obtain more information about family housing apartments, contact the Residence Life and Housing Office at (406) 657-2333 or visit our website, www.msubillings.edu/reslife.

Office of Information Technology

City College Tech Building, First Floor, (406) 247-3037
COE 401, (406) 247-5755

The Office of Information Technology provides computing and multi-media technology services to students, faculty, and staff.  The office supports over 800 student computers across 2 campuses.  Students may go to the first floor in the City College Tech Building or College of Education 401, on the east campus, to receive assistance with using computing applications, questions accessing their student login accounts, and developing special multi-media technology projects.  Assistance is also available by calling (406) 247-5755.

Student Computing Resources

City College Information Commons
Location:  City College Commons and Health Sciences Building

Computer access is available with standard campus software, the Internet, email, and the Library’s online catalog as well as other web-based Library resources to all current MSU Billings students during City College at MSU Billings campus hours.

Wireless Internet Access

The campus has wireless access available to students in common study areas, academic buildings, residence halls, and dining facilities.  This access is available in the Student Union, Library, Liberal Arts, College of Education, City College Tech and Health Sciences Buildings, Academic Support Center, and McDonald Hall.  Students may bring their computers to the to the Information Technology staff at City College at MSU Billings or the Information Technology Office in College of Education room 401 for assistance with connecting to the MSUB wirelessnetwork.  This provides a secure connection to the student campus resources.

City College at MSU Billings Library/Testing Center

City College Tech Building, First Floor, A021
(406) 247-3025

Library Hours

Day Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Testing Center Hours

Day Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The City College at MSU Billings Library is a branch of the MSU Billings Library, and is located in the Tech Building at City College.  The collection supports the wide variety of programs at City College, providing books, journals, multi-media, and digital resources.

City College at MSU Billings Library resources are searchable through the MSU Billings Library website at www.msubillings.edu/library.  The library website includes links to research databases, a plethora of digital resources, and the library catalog.

Study areas and computers are available for student use in the Library.  Library resources can be obtained from the University campus Library, from other libraries listed in the library’s catalog, or through Interlibrary loan.  Interlibrary loan services are free for all currently enrolled University students.

The Library and Testing Center at City College provides a wide range of academic and professional exams to students and the public.  Testing registration and requirements vary by type of test.  All testing is by appointment only.  Proctor fees vary based on type of exam.

Students are encouraged to utilize the Community Library, a joint venture of the Billings Public Library and MSU Billings, located in the Tech Building at City College.  Students can obtain a public library card to check out books and DVDs.  Students can place holds on public library materials for pickup at City College.  There is a book drop located in front of the Tech building for returning public library materials.

Students are welcome to use the University Library housed on the University campus, which has extended weekday and weekend hours.  For more information, please call (406) 657-1662 or visit the library website at www.msubillings.edu/library.  The University Library has materials and resources to support programs of study for MSU Billings, quiet study rooms, group study rooms with technology hookups, and an Information Commons with computers and printers.

Copyright Warning

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.  Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or reproduction.  One of these conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research."  If a user exceeds "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Software licensing agreements are very specific, and may prohibit making copies for use by those who have not purchased the software.

City College at Montana State University Billings reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying request, if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the request would involve violation of copyright law, licensing agreements or fair use.

Native American Achievement Center

2630 Normal Avenue
(406) 657-2144, (406) 657-2182
www.msubillings.edu/naac

The Native American Achievement Center assists American Indian students in making academic, cultural, and social adjustments to Montana State University Billings.  Services include individualized assistance with relocation to Billings, advocacy and referral with campus-based services and off campus services, study skills coaching, and scholarship applications.  The staff help students create internships that are relevant to the American Indian community.  The Native American Achievement Center has a small classroom for some of the Native American Studies classes, or meetings.

The center hosts the annual American Indian Heritage Day, Veterans Medicine Wheel, and the MSUB Powwow.  The Director serves as a liaison with tribal educational representatives and other community organizations.  These relationships foster collaboration with the surrounding communities to host events such as the Montana Indian Athletes Hall of Fame, Riverstone Health’s spring Pink Bingo, and many other social gatherings that help our students feel connected to their culture and other Native people in the Billings region.  The Native American Achievement Center is a home away from home for Native students.

The establishment of the Native American Achievement Center demonstrates that MSUB recognizes and commits to cultural diversity.  The center provides students a familiar setting in an effort to ensure continuing collegiate success.

Intertribal Indian Club is open to all interested students.  The Intertribal Indian Club is a student organization, established to assist Native American students in their adjustment to university life, to promote scholastic ability, and to foster pride in the cultural heritage of the Native American.  The club is involved with the planning and sponsorship of an annual Pow Wow, the largest student-sponsored campus event.  Other activities include social events that are culturally appropriate to share in a campus environment such as dances, Native games, documentary films, and Native cuisine.

Diversity Center

SUB 212 (406) 657-2387
www.msubillings.edu/engagement/diversity.htm

The Diversity Center is committed to providing a welcoming campus environment for all students, faculty, staff, and guests.  The Diversity Center fosters social and professional opportunities, as well as advocacy for all diverse students.  The mission of this office is to ensure we are meeting the various needs of diversity and diverse population through fair and equal representation as well as increased opportunity for learning and understanding about diverse issues.

The Diversity Center offers leadership opportunities for students through clubs or organized meeting groups such as Intertribal Indian Club, Black Student Union, OUT at MSU Billings, and Hispanic Club.  Each group is student focused and student driven with opportunities to engage in campus and community programs, events and socials.  For more information or to inquire about starting a new Diversity Center Student club, please contact the office number above.

New Student Registration and Orientation Sessions

City College Tech Building
Jacket Student Central, First Floor, (406) 247-3007

Call New Student Services for new student orientation sessions, which are scheduled each academic term.

Placement Testing

City College Tech Building
Jacket Student Central, First Floor, (406) 247-3019

Next-Generation ACCUPLACER tests for reading level and for English and math placement are offered one time at no cost for students who will be attending City College at MSU Billings.  Students who will not be attending City College at MSU Billings or students who wish to retest may take the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER exam for a $15.00 fee.  New students will have the opportunity to take the placement exams at a group session or at another designated time.  For questions about available testing times, please contact Jacket Student Central at (406) 247-3019.

Student Success

City College Tech building
Jacket Student Central, First Floor, (406) 247-3017

A retention counselor is available to offer extra support for student success.   The retention counselor offers information and coordinates workshops on topics such as test taking skills, effective time management skills, note-taking skills, advising, financial aid, and more.  In addition, students who would like extra assistance can work with the retention counselor individually to develop an individual success plan or to seek information about all of the student support services available to City College at MSU Billings students.

Parking

University Police, (406) 697-1403 / 657-2147
www.msubillings.edu/police/parkinginfo.htm

MSU Billings parking regulations are a necessary component in providing convenient and safe parking, in addition to efficient and effective traffic control, for all students, faculty, staff and visitors to the university campuses.  They are part of the terms and conditions pertaining to students who are enrolled at MSU Billings, to faculty and staff who are employed by the University, and are applicable to all vehicle owners/drivers on campus, including guests and visitors.  Parking on MSUB campuses is a privilege, not a right.

All vehicles parked on University property must display a current MSUB parking permit.  Parking permits may be purchased online at www.msubillings.edu/police/parkinginfo.htm and also at the University Police & Parking Services office, in the southwest corner of the parking garage on Poly Drive.  Parking regulations/maps are also posted online.

Physical Education Building

The Physical Education Building, located on the University campus, includes two gymnasiums, a fitness center, swimming pool, climbing wall, racquetball courts, a running track and other recreational and health facilities.  During set hours each semester, the facilities may be used by students and their families for swimming, workouts, etc.  Student use is paid for with tuition fees while family members pay a nominal charge for access.

Recreational Activities

PE 016, (406) 657-2881
www.msubillings.edu/recactivities

The Recreational Activities Program offers a wide range of activities.  It provides all students, faculty, and staff with recreational opportunities in competitive and noncompetitive events as well as organized and informal activities as regularly as their time and interest permit.  Activities include but are not limited to:  fitness center, intramural sports (flag football, basketball, softball, volleyball), swimming, racquetball, indoor jogging, and tennis.

Student Health Services

City College Tech B002, (406) 247-3027
Petro Hall, (406) 657-2153
www.msubillings.edu/studenthealth

The Student Health Services is an ambulatory health care facility, which provides high quality, cost-effective health care and mental health counseling with an emphasis on health education and wellness initiatives to promote and enhance student success.  With a staff of advanced practice professionals (contracted through St. Vincent Healthcare), nurses, mental health counselors, wellness specialist, and victim advocates, we provide health care, immunizations, limited emergency services, mental health counseling, Phoenix Center for sexual assault advocacy services, and health education.  SHS strives to encourage students to become responsible and knowledgeable consumers of health care.  All students enrolled for seven or more credits are charged the Student Health Service fee.  It is an optional fee for students taking six or fewer credits. 

The Student Health Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Tech Building, B002, and is open Monday through Thursday approximately 3 hours a day varying hours.  It is also available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on the University campus.

Student Health Insurance

All City College at MSU Billings students enrolled in six or more credits are required to have some form of health insurance.  A student health insurance policy is available to City College at MSU Billings students.  Before registering, students will be asked to elect or waive this insurance.  Students must elect or waive the health insurance before the 15th class day of fall and spring semesters.  Each semester the premium is for 6 months therefore they will be covered whether or not they are taking summer semester classes. 

Note:  All students are eligible to use the Student Health Services whether or not they enroll in the student health insurance.

Insurance policy brochures are available at fee payment and at the Student Health Services office on the 2nd floor of Petro Hall and the City College SHS on the 2nd floor of the Tech Building.

Full information about the Student Health Insurance program provided by Montana University Insurance Consortium is available at the following web site: www.bcbsmt.com

Campus Activities & Engagement Office

SUB 219, (406) 657-2387
www.msubillings.edu/engagement/engage-sub/index.htm

The Campus Activities & Engagement Office is a center for co-curricular activities within the Student Union Building which serves as the community center for the University and guests visiting the Montana State University Billings campus.  The Student Union is centrally located on the campus with easy access to University services and facilities.

Offices and Programs Housed in the Student Union

In addition to the Campus Activities & Engagement Office, the Student Union provides space for Jackets and Company (campus store), Campus Dining Services, Stingers Bistro, ASMSU Billings, Residence Life and Housing, Diversity Center, Academic Support Center, Petro Theater, The Retort (campus newspaper), Student Activities Board, and student organization offices.

Center for Community Engagement

MSU Billings strives to connect students to the community through meaningful service and educational opportunities.  We believe community involvement
strengthens a sense of responsible and productive citizenship, which creates a lifelong commitment to service and leadership.

The Campus Activities & Engagement Office 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 Campus Activities & Engagement Office coordinates monthly Service Saturday projects, MSUB Night on the Van in partnership with the Salvation Army, Student United Way (a student organization centered on volunteerism and advocacy), and many more opportunities.  Students can also utilize the Campus Activities & Engagement Office to connect to volunteer opportunities on an individual basis or students can access a community volunteer database at www.youcanvolunteer.org.

Student Activities Board

SUB 219, (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.

Veterans’ Affairs Office

McMullen First Floor, (406) 657-2158

Veterans are advised to check with the Veterans’ Affairs coordinator, McMullen first floor, (406) 657-2158, 30 to 45 days before registering.  A veteran must notify this office whenever there is a change in address, enrollment, or additional dependents.

Veterans’ Upward Bound

Cisel 109, (406) 657-2075
www.vubmt

The Veterans’ Upward Bound Program of Montana State University-Northern maintains a program at MSU Billings to assist veterans to learn the skills that will enable them to be successful in college.  Both day and evening courses are offered in areas such as English, math and computers.  Call (406) 657-2075 or toll free at 877-356-8387 for assistance.

Military and Veterans Success Center 

COE 106 (406)657-2968
Dawn Githens, Director

The Veteran Success Center on the university campus is on the first floor of the College of Education in room 106.  It is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for military affiliated students to use to relax, watch TV, play x-box, eat, meet, study, etc.

There is also a Veteran Lounge on the City College campus on the 1st floor of the Tech Building.

Montana State University Billings Foundation

2615 Virginia Lane, (406) 657-2244
msubfoundation.com

The purpose of Montana State University Billings Foundation is to help the University achieve excellence through the solicitation, investment, and stewardship of financial support.  The Foundation promotes philanthropy, campus and community partnerships, and educational opportunities.

Established in 1968, the MSU Billings Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization under Internal Revenue Service code 501(c)(3).  A governing board of trustees composed of civic, business, and industry leaders guides the Foundation in achieving its mission.  The Foundation staff is dedicated to helping Montana State University Billings and to serving donors, supporters, students, and faculty of MSU Billings with integrity, perseverance, stewardship, and excellence.

MSU Billings Alumni Association

Alumni House (2712 Normal Avenue)
(406) 247-5781 or (406) 657-2244

msubfoundation.com/alumni/alumni

The Office of Alumni Relations connects the Alumni Association, University, and community.  Graduates of MSU Billings automatically become members of the Alumni Association.  The MSU Billings Alumni Association offers many engagement opportunities to our graduates both near and far.  At MSUB Alumni Association, our mission is to connect and engage with alumni.