Expand you r academic experience beyond the classroom by getting involved in one of the many extracu rricular activities available on campu s. W ith more than 80 campu s organizations to choose from, there is something for everyone.
Student Organizations The University of Montevallo has more than 80 recognized student organizations ranging from academic or honorary, to publications, to religiou s grou ps, to special interest grou ps. An online directory of all recognized organizations is available on the Student Life website.
Student Government Association (SGA) The SGA is the voice of the students. SGA strives to improve campu s throug h actively listening to students and their concerns. Students can become involved in SGA by ru nning for Student Senate or applying for an Executive position or spot on Freshman Foru m. Freshman Senate and Freshman Foru m applications are available at the start of each fall semester. All other senate and executive positions are filled in the spring.
www.montevallo.edu/sga Text â€œFollow UofM_SGAâ€? to 40404 for SGA and Student Life u pdates.
University Program Cou ncil (UPC) UPC plans entertainment throug hout the year for the campu s. UPC has several traditional events that they put on each year. These events are Back to School Bash, Bingo for Books, and Midnig ht Breakfast. In addition to these events, the students who are a part of UPC get to decide what other entertainment they would like to bring to campu s each semester. UPC u sually holds an event per week. They host everything from concerts, to movies on the quad, to dance parties, to comedians. UPC events are free for students. Applications to be a part of UPC are available at the start of the fall and spring semesters.
Greek Life The University of Montevallo is host to a nu mber of Greek organizations. Greek Life is about creating lifelong friendships rich with heritage, bou nd together by common values. The Greek commu nity emphasizes leadership, scholarship, service, and brotherhood/sisterhood. Throug h sorority and fraternity life, you will find a home away from home and friends to last a lifetime.
Diversity Programs Inspired by the u nique history of the University of Montevallo, we are dedicated to implementing comprehensive educational, cultu ral, and social programs designed to combat bias, bigotry, and racism, while promoting intercultu ral dialogue, awareness of and respect for diversity. The Minority Student Union (MSU) is an organization open to all minority students whether they are African-American or Hispanic, Jewish or Mu slim or a member of the LGBTQ commu nity. The organization serves as a commu nication link between the u nderrepresented populations on ou r campu s and University administrators. The MSU coordinates programs that educate, empower and inspire the campu s commu nity.
College Nig ht College Nig ht is the most honored and beloved tradition at UM. As part of the annual Homecoming traditions, students declare allegiance to either Gold or Pu rple (UMâ€™s school colors), and compete in athletic events, spirit competitions, and prepare original mu sical productions.
Everything mu st be created by cu rrent students: scripts, mu sic, lyric s, costu mes, choreography, sets, and direction. The camaraderie necessary to produce a magnificent piece of art with limited time and limited resou rces bu ilds strong friendships. Students develop production and time management skills that challenge them in a way the classroom experience cannot match.
Intramu ral Sports As a part of the college experience, the Student Life Office provides students with an opportu nity to participate in intramu ral sports. Throug h the spirit of friendly competition, students gather and play in a variety of recreational sports throug hout the fall and spring semesters. Students participate on teams sponsored by a campu s organization or they can form their own team with a grou p of friends. All referees and scorekeepers are also students, which creates opportu nities for student employment.
www.montevallo.edu/StuLife/ Intramu rals/default.shtm
If you are interested in any of these opportu nities or in starting a new grou p of you r own, please contact Student Life in person, Farmer Hall, Second Floor; via phone, 205-665-6565; or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org