Student Government (ASMSU)

About ASMSU

www.montana.edu/asmsu

The Associated Students of Montana State University (ASMSU) provides numerous services to its student members, who pay the student activity fee. ASMSU is the voice for student concerns to the MSU Administration, the Montana University System, the Board of Regents, the Montana Governor and Legislature.

The Senate, the legislative governing body, consists of twenty-one students. The Senate annually allocates the student activity fee moneys to twenty programs. The programs are administered by an elected student body president and vice-president, and a business manager, who is appointed. ASMSU hires approximately 250 students a year. An educational experience in responsible management of student funds, knowledgeable decision making, and representation of student concerns, as well as experience in working with people, may be acquired through involvement in ASMSU.

The ASMSU Office is located in Room 221 Strand Union Building (SUB) and provides a variety of services to students such as notaries, various pamphlets, and information about our programs. For more information about all the programs, call 406-994-2933 or visit our website at www.montana.edu/asmsu.

MSU Office of Sustainability 

www.montana.edu/sustainability

The student government office for sustainability at MSU engages students in the process of making the university more environmentally and socially responsible. The Center offers student employment and internship opportunities developing outreach programs, events, and strategic initiatives in addition to ongoing services, such as recycling.

Streamline Transit

www.streamlinebus.com 

A public bus system provided through a student bus fee. Commuter route buses arrive throughout the day in front of the Strand Union Building. Shuttle route buses also provide transportation to the downtown business area and the Main Mall. Schedules are available at the ASK-US Desk and the ASMSU Office. For further information, call 406-587-2434 or visit www.streamlinebus.com.

Streamline Latenight

This program coordinates with Streamline Transit to provide late night transportation Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8 P.M. to 3 A.M. For further information call 406-994-5800 or visit www.streamlinebus.com.

ASMSU Day Care Center

www.montana.edu/asmsu/daycare.html

The Day Care Preschool is supported by ASMSU and the University. It is located in the Family and Graduate Housing Louise Shunk Daycare Community Center. Children aged 2 ½ until entrance into kindergarten, of MSU students, staff and faculty are eligible, with priority given to students. Applications are available in SUB 221, on the ASMSU website or call the Day Care Center at 406-994-4370 for more detailed information.

ASMSU Exponent

http://msuexponent.com/

The ASMSU Exponent, an independently student run newspaper, is published weekly during the academic year. The ASMSU Exponent and is produced by and for the students of Montana State University. Student positions offer experience in publication design, professional editing, journalistic writing, ad campaign creation, and professional management. Call 406-994-2224 or email the editor at editor@exponent.montana.edu for more information.

ASMSU KGLT

KGLT FM is a non-commercial, alternative public radio station broadcasting from the campus of Montana State University since 1968. KGLT offers diverse, music-based programming with a staff of 80+ volunteer DJs comprised of students, staff and community members and provides DJ opportunities by offering an apprentice class three times per year. KGLT produces 2,000 public service announcements yearly and is the Emergency Alert System for Gallatin County. The station is supported by ASMSU, Federal and Private Grants, listeners and local businesses. More information on the web at www.kglt.net.

Spirit

The Spirit chair helps organize the Homecoming celebration and Cat/Griz events. Homecoming and Cat/Griz events include the student barbeque, the bonfire, the Saturday morning parade and king-queen competition as well as several other events.  Spirit also works with Service Saturdays, helps with the Red Cross and United Blood Services blood drives to provide service opportunities on campus.

Homecoming

A highlight each autumn is the Homecoming celebration. The ASMSU Homecoming committee, advised by the Office of Student Activities, organizes the student barbeque, morning parade and king-queen competition as well as several other events.

Recreational Sports and Fitness

www.montana.edu/wwwimrec

The ASMSU Intramurals and Recreation office is located in 202 Shroyer Gym. Objectives of the program are to provide activities which promote physical fitness, social contact, improved self-esteem, and foster a permanent interest in wellness through organized recreation. The program provides opportunities for participation in both team and individual sports, offering about seventy different activities throughout the academic year. Currently over eighty percent of the student body takes advantage of this program! Call 406-994-5000 for more information or check out our Web page at www.montana.edu/wwwimrec.
The ASMSU Recreational Sports and Fitness program is located in room 120 in the newly remodeled Hosaeus Fitness Center (HFC).  Students taking 7 credits or more may access the HFC and participate in the Intramural Sports and Open Recreation Programs with no additional fees.  Other programs include Personal Training, Group Fitness (75 classes per week), and the Instructional Program.  The HFC features 6 gymnasiums, 9 racquetball courts, 4 Group Fitness rooms, a combatives room, a 14,000 sq. ft. fitness area with 70+ cardio machines, a running track, a bouldering gym and more.  For more information, please call 994-5000.

ASMSU Outdoor Recreation Program

www.montana.edu/outdoorrecreation

The ASMSU Outdoor Recreation Program offers a variety of services including equipment rental, group outings, resource area, bicycle & ski workshop, non-credit instructional classes and other activities. The Outdoor Recreation Center is located on West Lincoln Street, adjacent to the Roskie Hall parking lot and the Intramural Fields.  Further information may be obtained at 994-3621 or www.montana.edu/outdoorrecreation.

ASMSU Campus Entertainment

Campus Entertainment (CE) is located in Room 282B SUB (406-994-4839). The mission of ASMSU Campus Entertainment is to enhance the social, cultural, and educational opportunities for students and the University community through innovative and entertaining activities and programs. Serving as a programming resource for the University, Campus Entertainment often partners with campus organizations and departments to sponsor a variety of events and activities. Committed to the development of leadership and citizenship among students, Campus Entertainment strives to promote excellence in student activities programming.

ASMSU Campus Entertainment offers the following services:

  • ASMSU Concerts: is a committee designed to provide MSU students, staff, and faculty with a wide range of professional music and entertainment, including major recording artists and local talent. Phone 406-994-5821 for more information.
  • ASMSU Comedy Spotlight: is responsible for laughter! Shows range from stand-up comedy routines and big-name comedians to FUN interactive events that have been successful in the past. Take a break from studying and come join us for a few laughs! Phone 406-994-1829 for more information.
  • ASMSU Lively Arts/Lectures: provides culturally oriented entertainment ranging from solo classical instrumentalists to modern theater and dance companies. Local, regional, and national acts with a variety of performance styles are showcased. Several nationally and regionally known speakers are sponsored each year. Activities may range from forums on controversial issues to educational and fun lectures. This committee’s purpose is to broaden the horizons of the students of MSU. Phone 406-994-5828 for more information.

Other ASMSU Programs include:

  • ASMSU Arts and Exhibits: displays paintings, photographs, and sculptures of locally, regionally, and nationally known artists in the Exit Gallery (student run and funded) in the North West entrance at the base of the steps in the SUB. In addition, the committee also provides workshops and lectures by visiting artists and Upheaval; the student art show and sale during the spring semester. For more information contact exhibits@montana.edu or 406-994-1828.
  • ASMSU Films: The Procrastinator Theater is MSU’s student-run second run theatre located in SUB 287. The Procrastinator shows movies six night a week (closed Wednesdays for student and community groups to use the theatre) during the academic year, with two films nightly. All movies are $2. For more information on theater rental, contact MSU Conference Services in room 280F of the Strand Union Building or by phone at 406-994-3081. Or you can contact the Procrastinator Theatre director at: films@montana.edu. The “Movie Hotline” number is 406-994-3312.
  • ASMSU Technical Services: provides lighting and sound reinforcement equipment and a technical workforce to ASMSU programs, university functions, and to anyone else affiliated with the University who may need such equipment or expertise. Phone 406-994-5823.

ASMSU Public Relations

ASMSU Public Relations has the purpose of increasing the communication between ASMSU, the community and the students we serve. PR provides informational advertising for ASMSU on the pack page of the Exponent, promoting ASMSU at MSU Fridays during the school year. The committee’s main purpose is to convey ASMSU awareness and inform the student body of the operations of ASMSU. The PR Committee is located in 325 SUB, 406-994-5824.

ASMSU Student Political Action Committee

ASMSU ensures that student voices and concerns are heard and acted upon by the MSU administration, the local community, the Board of Regents, and the State of Montana. The ASMSU Student Political Action Committee exists primarily to lobby the state legislature. Student input is always welcomed, particularly during state legislative sessions. Students interested in serving on this committee should contact the ASMSU Senate Office in 281 SUB, 406-994-2933.

ASMSU Leadership Institute

www.montana.edu/leadership

The Leadership Institute is charged with providing leadership opportunities and inspirations to MSU students. The Institute works towards developing leaders and problem solvers who effectively empower both self and others. Our objective is to work on a system wide basis providing, coordinating, planning and organizing leadership opportunities for students, faculty, staff and community members throughout MSU and Montana. For more information call 406-994-7275 or visit www.montana.edu/leadership.