Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Student Activities Office Located?
Our Office is in the Tivoli Student Union 3rd floor, in room 305
I can't find the forms I need?
All our forms in the office can be located at www.msudenver.edu/studentactivities/formsandresources/
What is the Student Travel Program?
The purpose of this program is to provide funding to individual students and student groups interested in attending educational conferences.
How do I apply for the Student Travel Program?
Visit the Student Travel website for general information such as eligibility, application process and deadlines. (http://www.msudenver.edu/studentactivities/studenttravel/) Contact Angela LeValley to set up a consultation-meeting prior the proposal deadline.
How much funding can I receive?
Individuals: Eligible for up to $650.00 per event (one per year) (Individuals must be presenting at the conference)
Groups: Eligible for up to $2,000 per event (one per year) (Groups consist of 3 or more students)
Can I travel outside of the country?
In general, funding can only be used for conferences within the U.S. However, exceptions for conferences in Canada and Mexico are subject to approval by the President of MSU Denver.
What do the travel funds cover?
The funds can pay for transportation, lodging and conference registration fees. Memberships and food cannot be paid for by Student Travel.
What are the due dates to submit my proposal?
Due dates are posted on the Student Travel website. Late proposals will not be accepted.
I heard a band playing on campus before. If I have a band, or just know of a band in town, can I actually request a performance?
Definitely! Our Event Programmers at Student Activities are here to work on YOUR behalf, so just let us know. We actually have ‘Gig Series’ request forms in our office that you can submit the information to. Performances for our ‘Gig Series’ events are scheduled on a first-come-first-serve basis with priority given to Auraria Campus students.
The Office of Student Activities schedules bands at only a few campus-wide events, and, primarily, we book bands for our Thursday events (called the ‘Gig Series’), which run every semester… all semester long!
Where do I find information about upcoming events on campus, for instance, the time, where it is held, what the topic is, and stuff like that?
Oh, it is quite simple. Thanks to the website designers, we have been able to develop an all-informative website that is quick and easy to navigate. Just check us out at www.msudenver.edu/studentactivities; you will see.
Our upcoming events are posted on our bulletin board, located inside of the Tivoli towards the southwest entrance by the I.D. Center. We have also made a handy event calendar that is not so large that you can’t keep it with you at all times.
Furthermore, we post posters on walls and windows (in accordance to AHEC regulations) and handout flyers all over Auraria in order to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to know what is coming to campus.
I have a really cool idea about an event for our campus to host, what should I do to make it happen?
Please, let us know! Student-Heroes like you inform our office of topics, speakers, performers, and all else that is good for the student body.
We are honored to be able to provide events that you actually want to see and be a part of. You can inform us by calling, emailing, coming to our office, or connecting with us on Facebook.
What should I do if I have a complaint in regards to an event that came to campus?
A COMPLAINT!!! If you find anything of conflict within any event that is brought to you by your school, MSU Denver, contact our office inside of the Tivoli by any means necessary.
We are in support of you, and strive to do all that we can to ensure that your experience at our events is always enjoyable. If it is something that affected you negatively, we will do our best to resolve it in an appropriate manner.
Do you have a list of Student Organizations?
Yes we have a hard copy directory that is updated weekly and an online directory that is updated daily.
How do I start a new Student Organization?
You Need Four Qualifying Officers, A Full time Faculty or Staff Advisor and a constitution. Once you have all of this together the President and Treasurer must attend an info session. If your Advisor is new to student Organizations they will need to attend an info session as well. (See officer handbook for qualifications)
Why is my Student Organization in Pending Status?
Every student organization may have a different reason why they have been placed on pending status. Please contact us for specific details.
What do I need to do to reactivate my Student Organization?
You must fill out a new registration form with the updated information for your four qualifying Officers, your full time Faculty or Staff Advisor and a new updated copy of your Constitution. The President and Treasurer must attend an info session even if you attended an info session last year. If your Advisor is new to student organizations, they will need to attend an info session as well.
If I am an officer for two different Organizations, do I need to attend an Info Session for each one?
No, every info session is the same. If you attend one you are good for all the organizations you are involved with.
What is my account balance or account number?
Balances are available on the website, however this balance is only updated once a month. For your up to the minute balance contact a SO team member to look up your specific information.
Community Based Learning
What is the difference between the Community Based Learning Program and the Urban Center for Civic and Community Engagement?
The largest difference is that the Community Based learning Program will provide students with an opportunity to volunteer on short term, one-time occasions.
Do I get University credit/Internship if I volunteer
The Office of Student Activities doesn’t set up service learning opportunities. The Urban Center for Civic and Community Engagement is responsible for those types of programs.
Can I choose the organization I want to volunteer with?
The Community Based Learning Program will work with and develop relationships with non-profits organizations that they don’t have already have a relationship with, but will coordinate projects in order to ensure that student and community are both satisfied.
What is the time commitment?
Depends on the project.
Is there a cost?
Again, it depends on the project but largely will be at no cost or low cost to the student.
How many times can I volunteer in a semester?
You are free to volunteer at all of the planned projects in a semester.
What is the application process?
Contacting the CBL coordinator by email, phone or Facebook and providing your contact information will be sufficient in most cases.