In late fall 2019, the Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion (CMEI) formed as a new department in the Center for Equity and Student Achievement (CESA). Charged with embedding equity and inclusion in student engagement, the new department consists of the former Office of Student Activities (OSA) with the former Center for Multicultural Excellence and Inclusion. The CMEI’s footprint now spans both the Tivoli and the Jordan Student Success Building and our new website is https://www.msudenver.edu/cmei/. The website for the former Office of Student Activities will be taken down for the start of spring semester 2021.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Student Activities Office Located?
Our Office is in the Tivoli Student Union 3rd floor, in room 305
What is the Student Travel Program?
The purpose of this program is to provide funding to individual students and student groups interested in attending educational conferences.
How do I apply for the Student Travel Program?
Visit the Student Travel website for general information such as eligibility, application process and deadlines. (http://www.msudenver.edu/studentactivities/studenttravel/) Contact Angela LeValley to set up a consultation-meeting prior the proposal deadline.
How much funding can I receive?
Individuals: Eligible for up to $650.00 per event (one per year) (Individuals must be presenting at the conference)
Groups: Eligible for up to $2,000 per event (one per year) (Groups consist of 3 or more students)
Can I travel outside of the country?
In general, funding can only be used for conferences within the U.S. However, exceptions for conferences in Canada and Mexico are subject to approval by the President of MSU Denver.
What do the travel funds cover?
The funds can pay for transportation, lodging and conference registration fees. Memberships and food cannot be paid for by Student Travel.
What are the due dates to submit my proposal?
Due dates are posted on the Student Travel website. Late proposals will not be accepted.
Where do I find information about upcoming events on campus, for instance, the time, where it is held, what the topic is, and stuff like that?
Oh, it is quite simple. Thanks to the website designers, we have been able to develop an all-informative website that is quick and easy to navigate. Just check us out at www.msudenver.edu/studentactivities; you will see.
Furthermore, we post posters on walls and windows (in accordance to AHEC regulations) and handout flyers all over Auraria in order to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to know what is coming to campus.
I have a really cool idea about an event for our campus to host, what should I do to make it happen?
Please, let us know! Student-Heroes like you inform our office of topics, speakers, performers, and all else that is good for the student body.
We are honored to be able to provide events that you actually want to see and be a part of. You can inform us by calling, emailing, coming to our office, or connecting with us on Facebook.
What should I do if I have a complaint in regards to an event that came to campus?
A COMPLAINT!!! If you find anything of conflict within any event that is brought to you by your school, MSU Denver, contact our office inside of the Tivoli by any means necessary.
We are in support of you, and strive to do all that we can to ensure that your experience at our events is always enjoyable. If it is something that affected you negatively, we will do our best to resolve it in an appropriate manner.
Do you have a list of Student Organizations?
Yes we have a hard copy directory that is updated weekly and an online directory that is updated daily.
How do I start a new Student Organization?
You need four qualifying officers, A full-time faculty or staff member to serve as an advisor and a constitution. Once you have all of this together the President and Treasurer must attend an info session. If your Advisor is new to student Organizations they will need to attend an info session as well. (See officer handbook for qualifications)
Why is my Student Organization in Pending Status?
Every student organization may have a different reason why they have been placed on pending status. Please contact us for specific details.
What do I need to do to reactivate my Student Organization?
You must fill out a new registration form with the updated information for your four qualifying Officers, your full time Faculty or Staff Advisor and a new updated copy of your Constitution. The President and Treasurer must attend an info session even if you attended an info session last year. If your Advisor is new to student organizations, they will need to attend an info session as well.
If I am an officer for two different Organizations, do I need to attend an Info Session for each one?
No, every info session is the same. If you attend one you are good for all the organizations you are involved with.
What is my account balance or account number?
Balances are available on the website, however this balance is only updated once a month. For your up to the minute balance contact a SO team member to look up your specific information.