• Register your club! 
  • Reserve meeting space for the semester or year. 
  • Meet with your advisor and leadership team to talk about the year ahead.
  • Attend the Involvement Fair to recruit new members.  Held in Fall and Spring.
  • Register a minimum of one student leader for the Student Organization Leadership Conference.
  • Select Club Officers (if didn’t do in Spring)
  • Check your SUB mailbox (if your club has one) for mail from the summer.  Unsure how to access?  Contact OSE.
  • Review the financial status of your club.  Apply for Student Organization Funding.  Start planning fundraisers, if necessary.
  • Ensure the correct people have access to your club bank account.
  • Take a look around this website to learn about the online resources and trainings the OSE offers.

Professional Development Opportunities:

Ed Tate to deliver life-changing professional workshop

  • Are you ready to jump start the new year with a world class trainer, learning how to get YES to your requests while leading others in achieving your professional and personal goals? Want to harness the power of storytelling to more effectively influence others? Toastmasters Leadership Institute and the MSU Leadership Institute are sponsoring a professional development conference at the MSU Strand Union Building Ballrooms Saturday, January 20th 2018 from 9:30am to 4pm.

    Learn more and register HERE.

Save the Date--Topics TBA:

  • February 6th, 5:30-7pm, SUB 233
  • April 17th, 5:30-7pm, SUB 233

Leading from Any Chair: Self Empowerment within Student Organizations


  • March 21st, 5:30-7pm, SUB 235
  • We are partnering with the MSU Leadership Institute to bring you this great training!
  • RSVP and more details to be announced.
  • Dinner provided

Clery Training for Club Advisors:

  • Feb. 6th, 12-1pm, SUB 233
  • March 28th, 11am-12pm, SUB 233

New Student Organization Orientation:

*We are happy to set up New Student Organization Orientations by appointment.  Email us at studentorgs@montana.edu to set-up.

Campus Partner Presentations/Trainings

University Police Dept. (UPD)

UPD is always willing to present to your group or just have them there to answer any questions students have.  Here is a list of the presentations topics:

  1. Active Shooter Presentation
  2. Preventing Workplace Violence Presentation
  3. Robbery Presentation
  4. Personal Safety and Security Presentation
  5. Identity Theft Presentation
  6. University Police Department Overview Presentation

All you have to do to have a presentation delivered is contact Lieutenant Michael Stanley at 994-1203 or email him at mstanley@montana.edu.

Please see the link provided for more information.


Counseling & Psychological Services (CPS)

CPS provides a suicide prevention training called QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer).  Download their flyer for the Fall 2017 Trainings.

Diversity Awareness Office

The Diversity Awareness Office offers Safe Zone training. The mission of Safe Zone at MSU is to promote an inviting and inclusive environment that is emotionally and physically safe for LGBTQIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, questioning) students, faculty, and staff.

To request a Safe Zone workshop, CLICK HERE.

MSU Catering has graciously created a catering menu with student group prices!  If what you are looking for isn't on the student group menu, your club can automatically receive 10% off their regular menu.

DOWNLOAD Student Group Menu

  • Effective Meetings: How to plan and execute meetings that are meaningful and efficient. Handout provided by Don Greer.
  • Leader Transition Checklist: This document will help clubs going through a leadership transition or to prepare for one.
  • Officer Update: Please complete this if you have new leadership during the academic year after your club has already registered.

Registered Student Organization Foundation Guidelines

We are excited to announce a new partnership we have formed with the MSU Alumni Foundation.  The Foundation will now receive charitable contributions on behalf of registered student organizations. As most of our student clubs are not non-profit organizations, this service is provided to help registered student organizations receive donations from funders who desire or require donations be made through a non-profit entity.  Donors who make contributions in support of a qualified registered student organization through the MSU Alumni Foundation will be provided with the appropriate document to substantiate the tax deductibility of the contribution

Please read the guidelines above THOROUGHLY if you plan to utilize this new option.

There are a few student organizations that are not eligible to use this program due to the nature of the club, so please review these guidelines carefully to determine if your club is or is not a fit.