The Office of Student Engagement (OSE) provides and facilitates student engagement opportunities for MSU students through a variety of programs, events, services, and activities. We are THE HUB for students interested in connecting with their fellow Bobcats through student government, student organizations, programs and events, and engaging in service to the community.

Mission

The Office of Student Engagement fosters meaningful engagement opportunities that challenge, support and empower students to be leaders on campus, in the community and beyond.

Vision

Transform students through life-changing engagement experiences.

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Meet the Staff

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Marianne Brough

Director

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Marianne works to make student leadership influential. She is committed to engagement, inclusion, and collaboration with diverse students and stakeholders to serve our campus and community. Marianne advises the Associated Students of Montana State University (ASMSU), your elected student body government. Marianne supports student government and student programming. She supervises the staff who facilitate the great programs like the ASMSU Preschool, KGLT radio station, Latenight Streamline buses, and so much more! She endeavors to help students, faculty, and staff collaborate and strategically plan to accomplish goals and overcome challenges Students have a voice on campus.

Marianne has been proud to be a Bobcat since 2014. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Adult and Higher Education. She earned a master’s degree in Professional Communication from Westminster and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Utah. She is on the Board of Directors at the Community Mediation Center. Marianne is eager for adventures and new ideas. At any moment she may tell you a ridiculous story or sketch an elaborate chart. She reads ravenously and is known to take backpacking and kayaking trips into the wild. She loves to call Bozeman home because here she can be equally at ease in high heels and hiking boots.

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Mandy St. Aubyn

Assistant Director

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Responsible for supporting the 250+ registered student organizations and supervising staff and students within OSE, Mandy serves as the staff advisor for the Student Organization Funding Board and fiscal manager for the Student Organization student fee. She also works to provide student organization leaders with tools and resources to help make them successful in their role in addition to supporting student organization advisers.  Additionally, she serves as the Arts & Exhibits and Films Program Director staff advisor. 

Mandy is from the town of Circle, Montana.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of North Dakota and her Master’s in College Counseling and Student Development from St. Cloud State University. Mandy began working for MSU in 2008 for the Office for Community Involvement (now OSE).  She also works part-time at a local non-profit, the Help Center, as a crisis-counselor and serves as an adjunct faculty member in the fall semesters for University Studies First-Year Seminar. She is a 2013 Leadership MSU Alum and proud AmeriCorps Alum. She currently serves on the Salvation Army-Bozeman board of directors in addition to various campus committees. She is also a mom to two adorable (most of the time) kiddos.

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Chelsey Wilson

Student Engagement and Leadership Advisor 

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Chelsey is responsible for developing out of class activities and experiences for students at Montana State. She advises the Programming and Campus Events (PACE) board, where she supports student-led programming by advising 10 student program directors and associates who take the lead on hosting more than 40 campus programs and events for their peers every year. She additionally serves as the advisor to the student Diversity and Inclusion Program Director, helping promote and celebrate diversity and diverse initiatives on our campus.  Additionally, she is the program director of MSU Debut, a campus-wide initiative to get students involved and connected on campus. This project involves planning, implementing, and assessing a university-wide welcome week program of more than 15 large-scale events.  Most recently, Chelsey created the Student Engagement Global Ambassador (SEGA) program at MSU.  This is a peer to peer program encouraging students to get involved in their local and global community.  SEGA students meet with their peers to talk about involvement and study abroad opportunities and take a semester-long course encouraging critical reflection of the importance of student involvement, taught by Chelsey. 

Chelsey is a proud two-time alum of MSU.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship and her Master’s Degree in Adult and Higher Education and College Teaching. She is currently a doctoral student in the College of Education, conducting her research on the parallels and impacts of student involvement and student sense of belonging and retention.  Chelsey has a passion for helping students feel connected on campus and encouraging them to find their place.  This has encouraged her to focus her efforts on developing university initiatives to support the development of student life and has inspired her research and her dissertation topic.  She is also an adjunct faculty member in the fall semesters for the College of Letters and Science, First-Year Seminar course and additionally teaches an upper-division intercultural studies course.  She is a 2016 Leadership MSU Alum.  For fun, Chelsey enjoys hiking, skiing, adventures, and traveling the world.  She has hiked the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain, has taught English at a university in Thailand, has conducted graduate research in England and Scotland, and has visited more than 11 countries and 40 states.   

Heidi Dahn

Heidi Worley

Support Team Manager

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Heidi is the Support Team Manager for the Office of Student Engagement (OSE). She helps OSE run smoothly in our daily operations. She coordinates the Outdoor Program Requests, schedules legal appointments, supervises student employees, assist with the President Emerging Scholar program, and serve as a public notary. 

Heidi is originally from Lake Tapps, WA. As a proud Bobcat Alumni, she received her bachelor’s degree in Community Health and a minor in Sociology from the one and only Montana State University in 2016. She worked as a student at Recreational Sports and Fitness from 2013-2016 and then, after graduating, she joined the Office of Student Engagement as a Support Team Manager.

   SUB 221 
   (406) 994-6872
   heidi.dahn@montana.edu
Randi Maiers

Randi Maiers

Program Manager

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Randi is responsible for supporting over 260 registered student organizations on campus. She helps provide the tools to develop student leaders to be successful through different events and trainings, such as the annual Student Organization Leadership Conference. Randi serves as an advisor to the Student Organization Funding Board. She also manages our engagement tracking software. 

Randi is originally from Alexandria, SD. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Dakota in 2010.  After graduating, she worked as an Admissions Advisor at National American University, which sparked her interest in Higher Education. In March 2014, Randi moved to Bozeman and started working at MSU as an Administrative Assistant in Residence Life and later became a Graduate Assistant, working with sophomore and above students. Then, Randi joined the Office of Student Engagement as a Graduate Assistant working with the 260+ registered student clubs and organizations. After completing her Master’s in Education in May 2017, she was hired full-time as the Community Engagement Programs Coordinator.  

Randi enjoys drinking lots of coffee, attempting to ski, singing Lady Gaga songs, and knitting/crocheting (sometimes all at once- depends on how much coffee she’s had).

 

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   (406) 994-7475
   maiers@montana.edu 
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Laurynn Olson

Communications and Event Specialist

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Laurynn is the Communications and Event Specialist for the MSU Office of Student Engagement (OSE) and the Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons (DISC). She coordinates Catapalooza, the Day of Student Recognition scholarship event, and MSU Connections presentations. She advises the OSE Marketing Team to produce content that advertises and markets OSE and DISC news, events and programs across campus and over social media. She also manages the OSE, ASMSU, and the DISC websites. 

Laurynn has been at MSU since 2007, when she enrolled as a student. While an undergraduate, Laurynn worked in the MSU Office for Community Involvement (now known as the Office of Student Engagement) from 2008-2011 as an AmeriCorps member co-coordinating the MSU America Reads*America Counts tutoring program in Bozeman area schools. She received her bachelor's degree in 2011. After graduation, she began working in the MSU Department of Health and Human Development. However, she couldn’t stay away from the Division of Student Success and returned to the Office of Student Engagement and has been there since! In her time at MSU she has coordinated Catapalooza, Can the Griz, Service Saturdays, the fall and spring Involvement Fairs, the Day of Student Recognition, and MSU Connections presentations. 

When she is not at work, she is chasing around her daughter or playing with her cocker spaniel, Lucy. 

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   (406) 994-2837
   llolson@montana.edu 
Julie Eickman

Julie Eickman

Graduate Assistant

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Julie is responsible for supporting the 260+ registered student organizations on campus, onboarding new student organizations that form throughout the year, and managing the Incentive Program. She coordinates the annual Student Organization Leadership Conference, monthly leader and advisor trainings, as well as the fall and spring Involvement & Study Abroad Fairs. Julie acts as a consultant and guide to student organizations that need assistance with planning events and programs, connecting them to campus resources and potential collaborations.

Julie is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Higher Education at MSU, specializing in student affairs and financial literacy. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado in 2001 and soon after began working for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, an international faith-based student organization, developing programs and leadership development opportunities for college students in Colorado and Montana. After 11 years of leading student groups on campus, she moved into the role of Staff Development and Training Specialist.

 

Julie earned a Leadership Coaching certificate from Lifeforming Leadership Coaching in 2013 and received a professional coaching accreditation from the International Coaching Federation in 2015. In 2013, Julie founded Abound Career Coaching, a business that facilitates self-discovery and vocational alignment to enable adults to “fall in love with Monday.”

 

Because she genuinely enjoys students, Julie served as a Resident Supervisor (a.k.a. house mom) for Alpha Gamma Delta sorority here at MSU for two years. Julie is excited to be back on campus where she can connect her passions for student engagement and leadership development.

Where to Find Us

221 & 222 Strand Union Building (SUB)-Across from the Ask-Us Desk

How to Get in Touch with Us

406-994-2933
engagement@montana.edu

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Impacts:

Office of Student Engagement AY 2017-2018  Snapshot MSU Debut There were 14 signature events:  • The Freshman Class “M” Photo • Pool Party at Bozeman Hot Springs  • Convocation Service Saturday • And more!  MSU Debut Outcomes: • 93% of students feel like they can succeed as a student at MSU • 92% of students feel like they can utilize the resources at MSU to help them succeed  30 Days of Bozeman A program created to connect students with the greater Bozeman community through discounts and employment opportunities.  Each day, for the month of September, one Bozeman business was highlighted.    Registered Student Organizations • Total number of clubs 272. Increase of 10 from 2016-2017. • Number of new clubs 52 • Total number of club leaders 828 • Total number of club members 12,540.  15% increase Student Organization Leadership Conference • 194 student organization leaders attended • Representation from 156 student organizations • 80% of participants said they believed their club will be more successful as a result of their participation in the conference.  Associated Students of Montana State University (ASMSU) • 54 students ran for ASMSU positions  • Passed three new directors/ASMSU committees: Diversity and Inclusion, Health and Wellbeing, Marketing • Hosted first annual Diversity Symposium (14 sessions featuring student-led content) • ASMSU Senate passed 25 resolutions, 11 bills, 19 reserve requests and 4 supplemental requests in 2018-2019. • Sponsored and funded 17 programs for a total budget of about $1.02 million dollars • ASMSU Senators served in 20 different University committees  Community Engagement Programs • Service Saturday o 7 Service Saturdays o Total number of Service Saturday volunteers: 690 o Total number of volunteer hours: 1389 o Total number of unduplicated community partners: 29 • Involvement and Study Abroad Fair o This year was the first time the Office of International Programs teamed up with our office to combine the Involvement and Study Abroad Fairs.  o We had nearly 900 students attend the event.  • Can the Griz o 129 student volunteers gave 387 volunteer hours o Pounds of food collected in 2017: a record number of 257,336 pounds! o Dollars donated in 2017: $131,757 • BreaksAway o 47 students served 1197.5 hours in 4 different locations across the US and over 5,100 individuals were impacted. 7,942 total miles were traveled. o 10 students and 1 staff member traveled to Puerto Rico in May and served 352 hours with the American Red Cross. Campus Programs & Events • Arts & Exhibits o 5,272 visitors at the Exit Gallery o 1,600 visitors total for the Fall & Spring Art Markets • Procrastinator Theater o 3,959 attendees total  o 58 movies shown over the course of the year. o New programs:  3 Free Throw Back Thursday films  Star Wars Trivia Night  Established Stamp Card program  Sold movie posters throughout year. • Health & Well-being o Assisted in writing new university-wide policy on Medical Amnesty.  • Diversity and Inclusion  Diversity Symposium: The first annual diversity symposium was entirely student led, executed, and assessed. More than 300 individuals (faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members) attended the symposium where there had the opportunity to attend more than 8 breakout sessions.   Student Engagement Global Ambassadors (SEGA)  The fall 2017 semester consisted of 13 SEGAs, across 10 majors, and a majority seniors and juniors. The spring 2018 semester consisted of 13 SEGAs, across 12 majors, and a majority juniors and sophomores.    Fall 2017 SEGA Reach:  • 56 hours a week of advising (in 4 locations – Study Abroad Advising room OIP 414, OSE Main Office SUB 222, Library, JJCBE Foyer) • 134 events volunteered   Programming and Campus Events Board: • They hosted 25 events throughout the 17-18 year with more than 40,000 unique student engagements (student attendance). Trivia Nights, Strike Out Hunger, Sweetheart Skate, Spring Concert, and more!  The PACE team was recognized for their innovative and exemplar efforts in student programming at the National Association of Campus Activities Western Regional conference.  PACE was awarded two regional awards: Outstanding Late Night Program (Pool Party at Bozeman Hot Springs) and Outstanding Campus Tradition (M Photo and Bobcat Block Party).