Mission

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

Outreach Seed Grant Proposals Now Being Accepted

Deadline is Monday, April 11, 2022.

The Montana State University Outreach and Engagement Council (OEC) invites proposals for FY23 Outreach and Engagement Seed Grant funds. The program goal is to promote engagement activities that involve faculty, students and staff in partnership with local and regional constituents to address the needs of citizens in Montana and beyond.

Learn more about Outreach Seed Grant Proposals

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.
  • 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.

MSU Receives the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

Carnegie Foundation: Elective Community Engagement ClassificationMSU was once again recognized with the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification in 2020, an elective designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. MSU is one of 119 U.S. colleges and universities to receive the designation.

The classification brings national recognition to MSU's commitment to engaging with external partners in all aspects of teaching, research and service in order to benefit the public.

The Outreach and Engagement Council guides MSU's 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 first received the classification in 2010.