Office of Student Engagement

The Office of Student Engagement

The Office of Student Engagement (OSE) provides and facilitates student engagement opportunities for MSU students through a variety of programs, events, services, and activities. We are the hub for students interested in connecting with their fellow Bobcats through student organizations, programs and events, and engaging in service to the community.

Mission: The Office of Student Engagement fosters meaningful engagement opportunities that challenge, support and empower students to be leaders on campus, in the community and beyond.

Vision:Transform students through life-changing engagement experiences.

Community Engagement

Contribute and invest your time, energy and talents by volunteering in one of our local and global community service opportunities. Our office hosts a variety of programs to help you connect to the area community. Get involved in the following programs:

  • Service Saturdays are monthly service projects that are held on the first Saturday of each month, September through April from 9am-1pm at various non-profit locations in the community. 
  • MSU BreaksAway is a spring break service trip program, which sends MSU student groups across the U.S. to volunteer during their spring break to meet community needs.
  • The fall and spring Involvement and Study Abroad Fair offers a one stop shop for all MSU students, faculty, and staff to engage their local and global community! 
  • Rockin' the M on Mount Baldy involves 100 students in a hike and painting project on our beloved “M”.
  • Can the Griz Food Drive competition between MSU and U of M to see who can collect the most food for their local food bank in conjunction with the Cat/Griz football game.
  • Catapalooza is our fall welcome event for all MSU students and their families to introduce MSU, student organizations, and the Bozeman area business and non-profit communities.
  • Day of Student Recognition is a campus-wide awards ceremony held each spring recognizing students for their outstanding achievements in both service and leadership.

Student Organizations

Join or start a student organization. MSU hosts more than 270 Registered Student Organizations that reflect the diverse interests of our student body-everything from club sports to cultural organizations. The OSE serves as a resource to campus student organizations providing student leader and faculty/staff advisor training and support. 

MSU Debut​

The first year is pivotal in the academic, social, and emotional development of students entering their undergraduate career. In particular, experiences encountered in the first six weeks significantly influence a student’s academic commitment and engagement with the university community. MSU Debut was built with the intention of advancing student engagement opportunities, better integrating the myriad of university programs and services to optimize the undergraduate experience, and guiding students to craft their identity as a college student. Signature events include: Catapalooza, Convocation, Movie on the Wall, Freshman Class "M" Photo, Debut Service Saturday, and more!

For more information about anything here please contact us in the MSU Office of Student Engagement by calling (406) 994-2933, email us at, come by our office in room 221/222 of the Strand Union Building (SUB), or check us out on the web at

Associated Students of Montana State University (ASMSU)

Student Government

The Associated Students of Montana State University (ASMSU) is the voice of the students, dedicated to enhancing the college experience at Montana State University with leadership and employment opportunities, diverse student-oriented programs and services, and responsible fiscal management of student activity fees 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.

Campus Programs and Events

Participate in an exciting variety of campus programs and events brought to you by your student fee dollars. Students plan concerts, comedians, homecoming activities, and more!

The Procrastinator Theater

The Procrastinator Theater is MSU’s student-run second run theatre located in SUB 287. The Procrastinator shows movies Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights during the academic year, with two films nightly. All movies are $2. 

Arts and Exhibits

ASMSU Arts and Exhibits features contemporary art and ideas to educate and challenge MSU students and the community through exhibitions, lectures, and workshops in the visual arts. The Arts & Exhibits program exists to educate and enlighten the Montana State University student body, faculty, staff, and the Bozeman community. By sharing the work of MSU students, alumni, faculty, departments, and guilds through exhibitions and receptions, and by partnering with MSU departments to host professional artists who share lectures and demonstrations in conjunction with exhibition of their work, we strive to challenge our community to learn about and connect with contemporary art and ideas.

Additional serviced supported by your student fees include: 

Student Legal Services

The Associated Students of Montana State University (ASMSU) and Cromwell Law are excited to offer limited scope legal assistance services to MSU-Bozeman and Gallatin Valley College students.  If you are a student taking 7 or more credits a semester, you are entitled to extremely affordable legal services.  

MSU Office of 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 ​

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

ASMSU Preschool​

The 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 Day Care Center website or call the Day Care Center at 406-994-4370 for more detailed information.

The Exponent​

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 for more information.


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

ASMSU Leadership Institute ​

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