Mission Statement


ASMSU Recreational Sports and Fitness encourages personal development, enhances academic productivity, and enriches wellness for students and the MSU Community.

Vision Statement

Our dedicated professional and student staff work every day to support health and wellness by offering exceptional facilities, programs, and services.

CORE VALUES

Passion
Dedication
Integrity
Teamwork

 

By-Laws


PURPOSE                                                                                                                         

The purpose of the MSU Recreational Sports and Fitness Advisory Board (RSFAB) is to represent the recreational interests and needs of the students and the university community.  The primary function of the board is to advise the Department of Recreational Sports and Fitness (RSF) regarding programmatic issues and the strategic directions within Aquatics, Climbing, Intramural Sports, Fitness Consultation Program, Group Fitness (GX), Personal Fitness Services, Safety, Massage Services, Bobcat Summer Youth Camp, Outdoor Programs, as well as all of the facilities, indoor and outdoor, where RSF programs take place. 

The primary duties of the board shall be to review, advise, prioritize and make recommendations on: 

  • Program development and expansion 
  • Program assessment 
  • Facility scheduling and operating hours 
  • Program and facility use eligibility 
  • Capital projects and improvements 
  • Major equipment purchases 
  • RSFAB Governance
  • Policy Recommendations

Additional other duties of the board shall include:

  • Annual review of the mission statement.
  • Ensure department goals and objectives are aligned with the University’s strategic plan as well as meeting the needs of the MSU community. 
  • Review fee structure and make recommendations regarding fees.

Term Length:

  • Voting board members are expected to serve for a minimum of one academic year.
  • Voting board members can serve for a two year term.  This two year term can be renewable for two additional years, with a maximum of 4 years, as long as the board member continues to be a representative of that area and selected by that area.

University Department Organization

The Department of Recreational Sports and Fitness (DRSF) is made up of the following entities (subject to change):

  • Safety
  • Intramural Sports
  • Climbing Wall
  • Open Recreation
  • Aquatics
  • Fitness Services (Group Exercise & Personal Fitness Services)
  • Club Sports
  • Outdoor Program
  • Bobcat Summer Youth Camp

Board Composition

The Board shall consist of eleven (11) voting members made up of the following: 

  • Two Co-Chairs, who are the ASMSU Liaisons to Recreational Sports.
  • One student representative from Intramural Sports
  • One student representative from Fitness Services
  • One student representative from Recreational Sports Operations Student Staff
  • One student representative from Club Sports
  • One student representative from Outdoor Programs
  • One student representative from Greek Life
  • One graduate student representative 
  • One staff representative
  • One faculty representative

Ex Officio Members

Ex Officio members are non-voting members including:

  • Director of Recreational Sports
  • Director of Sports Facilities

Absences

One of the Co-Chairs must be notified of an intended absence no later than 24 hours prior to the Board meeting. Excessive absences, as determined jointly by the Co-Chairs, shall result in a recommendation for removal from the Board.

Removal

Members may be removed from the Board with a 2/3 affirmative vote.

Duties Of The Co-Chairs

The Co-Chairs preside over the Board’s meetings, act as the official representatives of the Board, will maintain communication with the Recreational Sports Director, and will perform other duties deemed necessary to the Board’s purpose. The Co-Chairs have one vote each.  In the event that both Co-Chairs are not available to attend and were unable to send a proxy, then the Director of Recreational Sports and Fitness (DRSF) will assume the chair.   The DRSF will not have voting privileges.

Selection Of Board Positions

  • Co-Chairs:  selected by the ASMSU Senate.
  • Greek: selected by Greek Life.
  • Outdoor Program:  selected by the Outdoor Programs Manager
  • Graduate:  selected by the Graduate Student Association
  • Club Sportsselected by the Club Sports Coordinator
  • Intramural: selected by the Intramural Sports Coordinator
  • Fitness:  selected by the Fitness Services Manager
  • Student Recreational Sports Staffselected by the Operations Manager
  • Faculty:  selected by the Faculty Senate
  • Staff:  selected by All Staff Council

Board Procedures


Operational Principles

The Board shall use Roberts Rules of Order as the operational principles for conduct of Board meetings.

Quorum

A majority of the seated Board shall be necessary to constitute a quorum (at least 6 of the 11 voting members).

Meetings

Meetings of the Board will be held at least once per month during the school year pursuant to a schedule establised annually by the Board. During a scheduled meeting the Board may take action to either cancel or reschedule the next scheduled meeting.

Amendments

The Operating Guidelines may be amended by a two-thirds vote.

Voting Procedures

Unless otherwise specified in these Operating Guidelines, action or decisions by the Board shall be by a majority vote of the voting members present. The exception to this shall be votes on Student Recreation fee increases and capital projects shall require a 2/3 affirmative vote of the members present to pass. All decisions by the board will be given to the Director of Recreational Sports as “advice” for the Department of Recreational Sports, its operations and services.


Recreational Sports Advisory Board Members (updated 10.11.19)


Co-Chairs selected by the ASMSU Senate x 2 

            Kaitlyn Reiman                      kaitlynreiman@gmail.com

            Brad Tucker                           brad.tucker97@gmail.com

            Anne Parker                          anneparker1996@gmail.com 

Term: as appointed by ASMSU

Greek: selected by Greek Life            

            TBD

Term expires:          

Outdoor Programs: selected by Outdoor Programs Manager

            Kaitlyn Reiman                     kaitlynreiman@gmail.com    

Term Expires : Fall 2021

Graduate:  selected by Graduate Studies                                          

            Thane Richard                      ofcawdor@gmail.com

Term Expires:  Fall 2020

Club Sports: selected by the Club Sports Coordinator

            Jeff Hares                              Jeffreyhares@montana.edu                           

Term Expires:  Fall 2021

Intramural: selected by the Intramural Sports Coordinator

            Hannah Boyd                       Hannahboyd242@yahoo.com

Term Expires: Fall 2021

Fitness:  selected by Fitness Services Manager

            Erin Bjorklund                      erin.bjorklund@student.montana.edu

Term Expires:  Fall 2021

Student RSF Staff: selected by Operations Manager

           Eddie Rodarte                       erodarte24@gmail.com                       

Term Expires:  Fall 2021

Faculty:    selected by Faculty Senate                                                        

            Eric Austin                            eric.austin@montana.edu

Term Expires:  Fall 2020

Staff:  selected by All Staff Council

            Hayley Tuggle                      Hayley.tuggle@montana.edu            

Term Expires:  Fall 2021

Ex Officio:

Director Recreational Sports & Fit.                                     994-5000

            Steve Erickson                     sjerickson@montana.edu

Director of Sports Facilities                                                   994-7117

            Chris Hayden                       Christopher.hayden@montana.edu