To strategically champion engagement at MSU through outreach, leadership, and service to fulfill the land-grant mission.

Congratulations to 2019 Seed Grant Proposal Recipients

Jennifer Anderson, Reimagining Rural Initiative

Jodie Marie Bartz, Inclusive Community Camp

Susanne Cowan, Participatory Open Space Planning in Bozeman

Bernadette McCrory, Enhancing K-12 STEAM Education and Mentorship Opportunities in a Rural Community

Sally Moyce, Scientists and Latinos United against Disparities

Adrienne Phillips, Development of Water Quality Outreach Workshop to Reach Rural Montana Students

Que Tran, Near - Peer Cultural Diversity and Academic Mentor for high school students in Montana

Recipients have proposed outreach and engagement activities involving faculty, students, and staff in partnership with local and regional constituents to address the needs of citizens in Montana and beyond.

Learn more about the 2019 Seed Grant Proposal Recipients.

Areas of Responsibility

The Council:

  • Guides involvement in outreach, engagement, and leadership activities through systematic assessment, reporting, and policy development to fulfill the commitments of a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. MSU received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification in 2010.
  • Strategically guides outreach, engagement, and leadership at MSU by collaborating with off-campus communities and other external partners, leveraging resources and pursuing extramural funding.
  • Supports Engagement activities associated with MSU's strategic plans: Choosing Promise (Adopted 2019) and Learners and Leaders (2012-2018)

What is outreach and engagement?

The Council created a position statement soon after its formation in order to advance the understanding and practice of service, outreach, and engagement in fulfillment of Montana State University's strategic plan goals. Read the position statement.