Tivoli Student Union (TV) 305
Studies have shown that involvement outside of the classroom helps students to develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills necessary for success in the professional world. Getting involved allows students to make connections with their peers and faculty on campus. This gives students the sense of belonging and pride in their campus that has proved to be an essential component to student retention and successful graduation rates. The Office of Student Activities helps students to enrich their university experience by helping students get involved. Come visit the Student Activities office and learn how to expand your educational experience, create new networks and contribute to the community through:
- Events and programs.
- Student organizations.
- Fraternity/sorority life.
- Student travel.
- Leadership education.
- Community-based learning.
Programs, events and co-curricular opportunities help to stimulate, educate, challenge and entertain the student body. Through a variety of co-sponsorships, Student Activities brings prominent national, regional and local speakers and events to campus to enhance the learning of the campus community.
Community-Based Learning Program
The Community-Based Learning Program is a campus-wide program offering one-time volunteer opportunities. Through volunteering students will:
- Make a positive impact on the community.
- Be exposed to learning opportunities.
- Gain personal development.
- Develop a competitive résumé for graduate school and career success.
- Integrate the value of community involvement in their lifelong process.
Join other students in learning about leadership topics through conferences and other leadership programs designed to bring contemporary leadership topics to light. We also support the Urban Leadership Program, a yearlong experience of leadership courses and experiential activities with mentoring, service and programs. Applications for the Urban Leadership Program are due in April 2013.
Fraternity & Sorority Life
MSU Denver is the home to an urban fraternity and sorority community who support the common values of:
- Academic excellence.
- Campus involvement.
- Leadership development.
- Lifetime loyalty.
Join one of over 140 active co-curricular and extracurricular student organizations or start a new one! Participation in a student organization provides an exciting opportunity for students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to real-world scenarios, helps to develop leadership and organizational skills, and facilitates networks among students and their peers and faculty.
Student Travel Program
The Student Travel program is a student affairs fee-funded grant program that supports academic scholarship and professional development. It provides funding opportunities for MSU Denver students to participate in regional and national educational conferences. Individual students may apply if they are invited to present their original work at a conference. Groups of three or more students do not have to be presenting in order to be considered. Complete information on eligibility criteria may be found on the Student Travel website. Funding opportunities for student travel to educational conferences are as follows:
- Individuals: up to $650 per conference
- Student groups: up to $2,000 per conference
Student Organization Alcohol Policy
Student Organizations enjoy rights and privileges associated with official recognition by MSU Denver. Student Organizations are allowed to have alcohol at end of the year banquets, induction ceremonies, or similar events. All events must be preapproved through the Office of Student Activities. All university policies and procedures must be adhered to at all times including, Student Code of Conduct, state and university fiscal policies and Student Activities policies.
Not Covered By This Policy: Events that do not involve students covered under the Student Organization Policy are not subject to this policy. This includes groups such as Athletics, Academic Departments, and College Offices and Departments.
Please visit the Office of Student Activities at Tivoli 305 or call 303-556-2595 for complete policy information.