Civic & Community Engagement
The goal of Civic & Community Engagement is to promote meaningful and impactful partnerships for students, staff and faculty within the wider Billings community. We aim to achieve this by developing student-centered initiatives that foster civic pride, stewardship and sustainability.
Community Engagement works closely with a diverse range of organizations. As a result, we can match you with an engagement opportunity that suits your needs and goals. Come and be part of the community-driven social change happening at Montana State University Billings.
Without the support of our communities, no institution of higher education can thrive
Whether you're looking to meet like-minded people or gain work experience in the non-profit sector, we can find the right opportunity for you at Montana State University Billings. Check out our active volunteer programs and services.
One of the core functions of Community Engagement is to address food poverty within the Montana State University Billings community. We run multiple food drives throughout the year aimed at supporting the Yellowjacket Emergency Pantry, our student-focused food service, or local community partners, such as Family Service and the Salvation Army.
Halloween Food Drive
Holiday Meal Box
Looking to develop your own volunteer group or service project? We can help you design an original project or connect you with an existing volunteering group to help maximize the impact you can make in our community.
Jackets from Jackets
World Kindness Day
Building citizenship and social responsibility through programs focused on membership, problem solving and observance. Each program acknowledges the importance of life, liberty, freedom and prosperity.
Democratic Engagement Plan 2020
Useful links and community engagement resources from local, state and regional partners.
Community Partners & Non-profits
Awards and scholarship opportunities for service to civic and community engagement
Elephas Civic Leadership Award
Interested in gaining experience of working in your local community? Or are you looking to address an unmet social need? Apply today for our civic and community engagement-based scholarship award. Let us help you to become a civically engaged citizen at MSU Billings. Multiple awards and amounts available; eligibility criteria apply. Click here for more information.
Civic engagement project and course information for the First Year Experience (A&SC
111) and Leadership (A&SC 298) seminar classes.