Frequently Asked Questions


How Do I Register?
Conference Registration is simple and will only take a few moments.  Register HERE.

Is there a fee to attend?
There is no cost, largely in thanks to our wonderful sponsors.

What will leaders get out of the conference?
The Student Organization Leadership Conference (SOLC) will provide both new and experienced leaders with helpful information, strategies, and best practices to take your organizations and leadership skills to the next level.  This conference was designed specifically for club leaders and was timed at the beginning of the academic year to set you up for a successful year!  A few more specific benefits:

  • Learn about key policies and campus resources;
  • Personal leadership development sessions will be hosted by the MSU Leadership Institute;
  • Opportunity to connect and collaborate with other club leaders;
  • Develop skills and knowledge to better your student organization;

Is it mandatory for our club to attend?
Yes. Each registered student organization must send a minimum of one student leader from your club.  If your club currently has funding through the student organization fee and you do not send at least one leader, you will be ineligible to use your allocated money.  If you do not have funding currently, you will be ineligible to apply for Rolling or Matching Funding unless you meet this minimum requirement (see exceptions below).  Even if your club does not plan to seek club funding, you are still required to send a minimum of one student leader.

What happens if we don’t send a leader?
Your club will be ineligible to use any Mass funding you have already been awarded, and/or will be ineligible to apply for Rolling or Matching Funding for the 2017-2018 program year (see exceptions below).

What if we don’t have any leaders who can attend?
Please do your best to find a student within your club who can attend.  If the students in leadership positions are unable, consider sending anyone in your club that has leadership potential!  Up and coming leaders within your club are welcome! If you absolutely cannot find anyone to attend, the Office of Student Engagement will be hosting a series of professional development trainings for clubs throughout the academic year.  You will be asked to send a club leader to one during the 2017-2018 year.  These will be announced through the student organization listserv, however, you can see upcoming dates HERE.

What if our club/team is traveling or has a competition that weekend?
Please email Mandy St. Aubyn at amanda.staubyn@montana.edu to notify her.

May I represent multiple organizations I am involved in?
Yes.  If you are in a leadership position for more than one organization, you can represent multiple organizations to meet the minimum requirement.  Please indicate all organizations in your registration.

What if our club is not registered by the Conference?
We understand that clubs may not be registered by October 14th and also new ones form throughout the academic year.  If you are a new club that forms after October 14th, the Office of Student Engagement will be hosting a series of professional development trainings for clubs throughout the academic year.  You will be asked to send a club leader to one during the 2017-2018 school year to remain eligible for funding.  These will be announced through the student organization listserv.  If you were a 2016-2017 registered student organization and plan to register in 17-18, the requirements are the same to send one student leader.

Where will the conference be held?
It will be in the Strand Union Building (SUB) on the MSU-Bozeman campus.

Where can I park that day?
Parking is free on the weekends on campus.  You still may not park in 24-Hour reserved or Handicap spaces without the appropriate tags.

What meals are included?
We will provide a very light breakfast and full lunch to all attendees.  Appetizers will be provided at the optional Networking event at Bridger Brewing.

 

Didn't get your question answered?  Email Mandy St. Aubyn, Conference Coordinator, at amanda.staubyn@montana.edu or call at 406-994-3113.