Department of Education Graduate Student (DEGS) Club


The Department of Education Graduate Student Club is designed to  provide a space along with events and activities that serve to bring together graduate students in education at MSU so that they may share information, educate, and support one another in their graduate education and professional  lives along with educating the larger community on issues in the field of higher education.

This student club is open to anyone, but graduate students within education fields at MSU may be most interested in this club.

Working groups are available and open for additional members:

  •  Graduate student mentor program
  • Educational events
  • Faculty/student socials
  • Mission and logo development

Meeting Times/Dates

Regular meetings held the third Friday of every month, noon-1:00 p.m. 




Faculty contact:

Dr. Bryce Hughes


Find us on Facebook at:  DEGS


Aspiring Educators of MSU


Our student chapter is composed of students preparing and advancing their skills to become exceptional future teachers.

We focus on professional development though service projects, conversation about current events in the teaching realm, and attending the various professional development conferences for educators around the state.

We are a group for ALL educators: elementary-secondary, and all areas of concentration. 

Contact Information


Bozeman, MT  59715

Email: [email protected]

Facebook page:

MFPE official website:

Additional Information

When and where are your organization meetings held?

We meet once a month, typically the third Tuesday of every month, in Reid 223. Meetings for fall semester 2019 are September 17th, October 1st, November 5, and December 3rd.

Do you have any requirements to be a member? If yes, what are they?

There are no requirements to be a member!

How much are membership fees or dues?

There are no fees to be a part of our student chapter. 


Society of INdigenous Educators (SINE)

The goal of the Society of INdigenous Educators is to increase opportunities for American Indian students enrolled in the Teacher Preparation Program at Montana State University.  By providing academic, personal, career, and financial support and guidance to our American Indian students we are contributing to the recruitment, retention, graduation, and placement of American Indian teachers and improving the diversity of the k-12 teaching corps.

To join SINE or for more information contact us: 

Jioanna Carjuzaa, Ph.D.
Faculty Advisor, Society of INdigenous Educators
 (406) 994-4941
[email protected]

  • Executive Director, Center for Bilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Facilitator for Indian Education for All Professional Development
  • Co-Advisor, American Indian Council
  • Recipient of 2013 G. Pritchy Smith Multicultural Educator of the Year Award

Alisha Fisher
Student Advisor, Society of INdigenous Educators
(406) 451-3376
[email protected]

  • K-12 Art Education graduate Class of 2016
  • BFA studios graduate Class of 2018
  • A current Graduate student in the NAS department


Health & Human Development

Health Enhancement Major's Club


The Health Enhancement Major's Club's purpose is to provide an opportunity for students in our major to work cooperatively with other majors and to volunteer in the community for fundraising with events like Little Bobcat Track. This club also sends members each year to the National SHAPE America Conference that takes place each spring in a different part of the country. This helps build connections across the nation for students pursuing a career in Health Enhancement!

Contact Information

President: Taylor Cashmore 406-925-0109
Advisor: Nancy Colton 406-994-6339
Membership Requirements: Must be a Health Enhancement major to join.
Keywords:Health, Enhancement, SHAPE

Hospitality Student Association (HSA)


The purpose of our ogranization aims to increase awareness around the new hopsitality management program at MSU while providing opportunities for current members through networking events hotel site visits, restaurant tastings and guest lectures.


Kathleen Tatarka 406-660-7600

Vice President:

Janessa Haynie 406-974-3224

Faculty Advisor:

Sun-Hwa Kim 406-994-3879

Club email: [email protected]


Montana Student Dietetics Association


The Montana Student Dietetics Association strives to enrich the well-being of students with a common interest in food and nutrition by emphasizing student involvement in the community, providing resources to promote academic success, offering insight into professional and advanced education opportunities, sharing up-to-date nutrition research with members, and assisting in the preparation of students for application to a dietetic internship program and the licensure examination to become a Registered Dietitian.

Contact Information

President: Luke Shealy 406-438-3609
Advisor: Melody Anacker 406-994-6337

Meeting Times

Herrick Hall Every other Tues 12:30 Thrs 12:05


$15 for T-shirt and membership 
Keywords: nutrition, food, msda


Exercise Science Club at MSU


The mission of the Exercise Science Club at MSU is to bring together students within the HHD realm. During the semester we hold regular meetings where professionals within the community and Grad schools are asked to come and give presentations to the club. Every year we hold our annual Trick or Trot 5K race which helps fund our trip to the American College of Sports Medicine Conference. Our club really allows students the opportunity to gain knowledge and connect with professionals and fellow classmates within their specific field.

Contact Information

President: Kaitlyn Vetter 406-560-2761
Advisor: Dan Heil 406-994-6324

Meeting Times

6:30 every other Wednesday


$20 registration fee
Keywords: exercise science, health professions, ACSM, HHD

Phi Upsilon Omicron (Phi U)


Phi Upsilon Omicron, an honor society in the integrated field of family and consumer sciences, offers an environment empowering lifelong learning, leadership building, and ethical and scholastic excellence.

1. Recognize and promote academic excellence;
2. Enhance qualities of leadership by providing opportunities for service; and
3. Encourage lifelong learning and commitment to advance family and consumer sciences related areas.

Contact Information

President: Teresa Patten (406) 465-6103
Advisor: Sandy Osborne 406-994-5007


Every other Tuesday evening.

Membership Requirements

Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, must be majoring in family and consumer sciences or one of its related areas in an institution where a chapter is established. Must exhibit the potential for professional and community leadership.


$65 lifetime fee
Keywords: honor society, consumer science, leadership


Chi Sigma Iota: Mu Tau Sigma


Our mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership, advocacy, and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling.
President: Emily Hilliard 406-262-4194
Advisor: Cristen Wathen 406-994-3274


3rd Tues. of the month 12:30pm Herrick Hall lounge

Membership Requirements

GPA-3.5 or higher One 30 min- hour meeting once a month Student in the counseling Master's program


$50 Membership $10 Dues $40 2nd year membership
Keywords: counseling, Chi Sigma Iota, CSI


Sustainable Foods and Bioenergy Systems Collaborative(Friends of Local Foods)


Sustainable Foods and Bioenergy System Collaborate (formally Friends of Local Foods) is a student group at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. We promote awareness of local food issues on the campus and in the Bozeman community. 



  • Engaging MSU students in local food issues
  • Bridging the MSU campus with the Bozeman community
  • Increase access to local foods on campus and in the community
  • Build a greater local food advocacy community


Contact Information


Meetings Times

Thursday's 5:15-6pm at Sola Café off Kagy Street