Currently-Active Student Organizations
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The following list of student organizations are registered as active organizations with MSU Billings. The status of an organization may change during the course of a year. New student organizations also form throughout the year. Please check with the Student Union & Activities Office if a question arises regarding a particular group. For more information on student organization chartering and annual registration procedures, see Student Affairs Policies & Procedures Handbook, section, Part V.
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Academic & Honorary
Academic & Honorary organizations serve as communities for students to explore issues, events, and/or skills related to a particular academic field or area of interest. Students do not need to be enrolled in that major to be members of these organizations.
Purpose: To provide students with the opportunity to strengthen their skills in communications, leadership, marketing, and management, to enable them to bridge the gap between academic skills and professional skills.
American Indian Business Leaders
Purpose: To increase the representation of American Indians and Alaska Natives in business and entrepreneurial ventures through education and leadership development opportunities.
Purpose: To assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide for the highest quality of health care; To provide programs representative of fundamental interests and concerns to nursing students; To aid in the development of the whole person, his/her professional role, his/her responsibility for health care of people in all walks of life; To promote a positive image of nursing practice; To have direct input into standards of nursing education and influence the education process; To influence health care, nursing education and practice through legislative activities as appropriate; To promote and encourage participation in community affairs and activities toward improved health care and the resolution of related social issues; To represent nursing students to the consumer, to institutions, and other organizations; To promote and encourage recruitment efforts, participation in student activities, and educational opportunities regardless of a person’s race, color, creed, sex, national origin, age, or economic status; To promote and encourage collaborative relationships with nursing and health related organizations; Plan and implement the nursing pinning ceremony each semester.
College of Business Student Advisory Board
Purpose: To keep the College of Business and its programs closely attuned to the needs of current and future students in the State of Montana and the Northwest Region, and (b) assist in ensuring that the programs and activities of the College of Business are productive and of high quality.
Purpose: To encourage and promote the appreciation of history for history and non-history majors.
Purpose: The purpose of the Honors Club is to provide educational and academic opportunities for the students in the University Honors Program (UHP) and to share some of those activities with the campus community.
Outdoor Adventure Leadership
Purpose: To promote the Outdoor Adventure Leadership program at Montana State University Billings and all of the students involved in it through: networking with outdoor organizations, learning about new gear and its uses, discussing news in the outdoors community, and getting the students of MSUB excited and involved in outdoor recreation.
Phi Theta Kappa
Purpose: Promotion of Scholarship, the development of leadership and service and the cultivation of fellowship among qualified students of City College
Pi Sigma Alpha
Purpose: To stimulate an interest in the field of political science and to promote civil dialog in matters pertaining to political science, government, and international and public affairs among the students at Montana State University Billings.
Purpose: This clubs purpose is to serve as a resource to its members and MSUB’s student population regarding current health information and pre-med concerns; to provide outreach to the Billings health community, to provide academic support to its members and to those interested in the Health Sciences; to welcome and facilitate the presentation of health and pre-medical information by guest speakers at MSUB, and to fulfill its stated goals and abide by the policies of Montana State University Billings.
Sigma Tau Delta
Purpose: To promote the love of literature, language, and writing in all of their forms
Purpose: SkillsUSA is a national membership association serving college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.
Purpose: The MSUB STEM Club’s purpose is to not only bring STEM to the campus, but to foster and ensure STEM is encouraged and taught to the community. The MSUB STEM Club will bring STEM to everyone in Billings and the surrounding area. We will encourage students of all ages, gender, nationality, education, and religion to see the importance of STEM in the world. We will provide a place for these people to come together as a community. We will also provide a place where STEM students can come for help in classes and mentor-ship.
Arts & Media
Arts & Media organizations provide opportunities for students to gain exposure to the performing and media arts including music, theatre, dance, print, and radio.
Art Students League
Purpose: Art Students’ League strives to bring art to the community of MSUB and the community of Billings.
Jackets Only (Formerly CLEFS)
Purpose: As members of the Montana State University Billings Vocal Department, we believe that by working together we can fulfill our overall objective of promoting the MSUB music department and raising money for the club and offering students both on and off campus opportunities to participate. We will accomplish this through partnering with other organizations on and off campus to provide educational outreach, awareness, and opportunities for involvement in singing, leadership, and fundraising events.
National Art Education Association (NAEA Student Chapter)
Purpose: The purpose of our organization is to enact the missions and purposes of our national parent organization: National Art Education Association. We are pre-service art teaching students working toward become stronger and more informed art teaching force.
National Association for Music Education Collegiate (NAfME)
Purpose: Percussion Club's mission is to provide students the opportunity to perform on a variety of percussion instruments in different styles.
Et Vasa Ordinem (Formerly: Potters Guild)
Purpose: This is a student and Community member group. We do sales, service projects in the community, workshops on campus and at the Red Lodge Clay Center and an annual trip to NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) We are built around creating an ceramic community in Billings Montana.
Purpose: The Rook's purpose is to encourage the submission of prose, poetry, and art work from MSU students and former alumni for purposes of publishing an edited collection into a literary journal magazine each year.
Campus & Support Services
Campus & Support Services organizations provide service to the campus and/or community and surrounding area. These groups offer safe communities for students that need help navigating the campus at MSUB.
Purpose: By forming this group we intend to provide a safe place where LGBTQA and allies can come together to promote awareness and education on campus and the larger community.
Purpose: We are a student led volunteer organization on campus aimed at making an impact on our campus and community through volunteer work in the areas of health, education, and income.
Pupose: Enjoying fellowship, and volunteering with one another on campus (club members may or may not all have a disability), and together will be raising awareness of visible and non-visible disabilities.
Departmentally or Student Fee Funded
Departmentally and student fee funded organizations have a significant relationship with a university unit. These organizations must have a mission that is consistent with the missions of the University and sponsoring unit. Organizations in this category receive the majority of funds from sponsoring departments and/or student senate.
Purpose: The Associated Students of Montana State University Billings, as a committed organization, will provide professionalism and leadership to fulfill student needs and will do our best to make noticeable differences on our campus for the students of MSU Billings.
Purpose: HEROES, joins the Bacchus peer education network in order to provide primary prevention efforts to help alleviate the problem of alcohol misuse and abuse on campus; to promote responsible decisions about drinking within the campus community; to help educate and inform students, faculty, administrators, and staff about health issues that affect the campus community; Including: alcohol use, abuse and misuse, AIDS, Tobacco awareness/cessation, fitness/nutrition and sexual health; to increase awareness communication within the academic community regarding health-related matters of college students.
Purpose: The Northcutt Steele gallery is open to the public from 8-4 weekdays while school is in session with the exception of summer semester and as such serves as a conduit between the university and the community. It also serves as a place for education and respite for the busy students, Faculty and staff of MSU Billings.
Purpose: Residence Hall Association (RHA) serves all of the residence hall students in both Petro and Rimrock Hall. RHA’s main focus is social and educational programming for residents, providing ample opportunities for interaction and involvement.
Purpose: The Retort is the official newspaper of the students of Montana State Universtiy- Billings. Its primary purpose is to serve as a voice of the student body; conveying information on news and events affecting the general student population.
Purpose: The Student Activities Board provides campus programming and activities for the student body. These programs are available to all campus students and funded by ASMSUB. SAB plans and organizes movies, lectures, socials, dances, concerts, and performing acts for the MSU Billings campus.
Purpose: The purpose of the MSUB SAAC is to be the bridge between the student-athletes and the entire MSUB Community; and to advise and provide input to the Athletics administrative staff into the operation of the Yellowjacket Athletics program.
Diversity, Culture & Religious
Diversity, Culture & Religious organizations provide an opportunity to increase campus understanding of a specific nation, culture, and/or religion(s), provide students with an avenue to explore and celebrate their own identities, and provide programs and services designed to support students of various cultural heritages and religions at the University.
Purpose: We are a community of Christ followers, making disciples to transform the university, the marketplace and the world.
Intertribal Indian Club
Purpose: To assist Indian students in their adjustment to college life, to promote better scholastic ability through encouragement to other students to attend a college, to foster pride in the racial and cultural heritage of the American Indian and to encourage participation in social activities. Also to help build a bond with Native American culture and Native community as well as produce an annual Pow Wow.
Purpose: To lead others to personal faith in Christ as Lord and Savior; to help Christians grow toward maturity as disciples of Christ, by study of the Bible, by prayer, and by Christian Fellowship; and to present the call of God to the world mission of the Church; to help students and faculty to discover God’s role for them.
Purpose: To bring different cultures, languages, and people together in order to build relationships between international students and non-international students.
Purpose: United Campus Ministry strives to provide opportunities that help persons explore their faith, ask questions, work for justice, connect with God and enjoy Christian community!
Recreation, Special Interest, & Hobby
Recreation, Special Interest & Hobby organizations provide opportunities for students to discuss and share information about specific topics and common interests not covered in any other category. They may also provide opportunities for participation in recreational and/or competitive sports.
Dungeons & Dragons Club
Purpose: To play RPG Table Top Games (typically Dungeons and Dragons) undisturbed by third parties.
Purpose: It is our mission to unite students of all ethnicities who express an interest for French culture or language.
Purpose: To provide students with an opportunity to apply modern finance theory to investment decisions involving actual market transactions.
Magic City CPR @ MSUB
Purpose: We strive to improve the chances of survival due to unexpected cardiopulmonary emergencies by building a partnership of students committed to bettering the CPR knowledge, ability, and confidence of other students and community members
MSU Billings College Democrats
Purpose: The Democratic Students of Montana State University Billings dedicate ourselves to promote, encourage, and develop participation of young Americans in the political process and the Democratic party. As students, we call for action based on the principals of liberty and justice for all and to give a voice to the silenced youth of America. As Democrats, we pledge to advance the positive change carrying agenda of the Democratic party and bring our unique perspectives and experiences from every walk of life to mold the future of the party in an ideal image. And as citizens of today and leaders of tomorrow, we shall strive to shape the future of our communities, our state, and our country by fighting for equality and justice not only when it is easy but all the time and for all people. In this mission we call for participation from all regardless of race, sex, religion, ethnic origin, handicap, or economic standing.
Purpose: Rodeo will provide an opportunity for MSUB Students to continue their passion for Rodeo or give the chance for students to learn about the sport.
Ski & Snowboard Club
Purpose: Our mission is to help students who have never been skiing or snowboarding to have access and support from their peers to get out and try the sport. We also want to provide cheaper tickets, transportation, and events for our club members and the whole student body.