Getting Started

If you have never volunteered before, we know it can be a bit intimidating! Our office is here to help! Please read below for some ways to start. Get out and get involved, you won't regret it!

General Information

The Office of Student Engagement organizes different programs throughout the year to engage students in service:

Involvement Fair and Study Abroad Fair
In early September the office hosts an event outside on the Centennial Mall where approximately 70 area community-based organizations and student organizations are available to inform students, faculty, and staff how to get involved in their organization. Come meet some amazing nonprofit and campus leaders and learn from them firsthand how you can be part of their work to strengthen our community and campus.

Rockin' the "M"
The weekend before MSU Homecoming, up to 100 students hike the "M" and paint it and make it shine! This is a great way to show your school spirit, get your hands dirty and make a difference!

Instead of going to Cancun for spring break, students choose to travel to another part of the country and provide service to a community in need.  We typically send 3-5 trips each spring break, so there are a variety of options available to you.  Check out the BreaksAway section of our website to find out more about this great program.

Service Saturdays
Once a month we mobilize the MSU community to service in the local community. Taking place the 1st Saturday of the month, October through April, this is a perfect way for busy students to get involved in the community, meet great new people and have a positive impact in the Bozeman area.