Student Life Booklet

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student life


Expand your academic experience beyond the classroom by getting involved in one of the many extracurricular activities available on campus. With more than 80 campus organizations to choose from, there is something for everyone.

The Student Life Office uses a web-based organization management system called OrgSync. You will find everything you need to be involved as a UM student on this site. Students can log in to OrgSync using your forUM username and password. You will be able to apply for leadership positions, see which events are happening, and vote in SGA elections all from this site. Log in to OrgSync by going to www.orgsync. com, selecting login and University of Montevallo, and entering your forUM username and password.


STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS The University of Montevallo has more than 80 recognized student organizations ranging from academic or honorary, to publications, to religious groups, to special interest groups. An online directory of all recognized organizations is available on the Student Life website.

www.montevallo.edu/organizations


STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION The SGA is the voice of the students. SGA strives to improve campus through actively listening to students and their concerns. Students can become involved in SGA by running for Student Senate or applying for an Executive Cabinet position or spot on Freshman Forum. Freshman Senate and Freshman Forum 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 “Follow UofM_SGA� to 40404 for SGA and Student Life updates.


UPC plans entertainment throughout the year for the campus. UPC has several traditional events that they put on each year. These events are Back to School Bash, Bingo for Books, and Midnight 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 campus each semester. UPC usually 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.

www.montevallo.edu/ university-program-council


www.montevallo.edu/greek-life

The University of Montevallo is host to a number of Greek organizations. Greek Life is about creating lifelong friendships rich with heritage, bound together by common values. The Greek community emphasizes leadership, scholarship, service and brotherhood/sisterhood. Through sorority and fraternity life, you will find a home away from home and friends to last a lifetime.


Inspired by the unique history of the University of Montevallo, we are dedicated to implementing comprehensive educational, cultural and social programs designed to combat bias, bigotry and racism, while promoting intercultural dialogue, awareness of and respect for diversity. www.montevallo.edu/ interculturallife

INTERCULTURAL LIFE The Minority Student Union (MSU) is an organization open to all minority students whether they are African-American or Hispanic, Jewish or Muslim or a member of the LGBTQ community. The organization serves as a communication link between the underrepresented populations on our campus and University administrators. The MSU coordinates programs that educate, empower and inspire the campus community.


College Night is the most honored and beloved tradition at UM. As part of the annual Homecoming traditions, students declare allegiance to either Gold or Purple (UM’s school colors), and compete in athletic events, spirit competitions, and prepare original musical productions.


Everything must be created by current students: scripts, music, lyrics, costumes, choreography, sets, and direction. The camaraderie necessary to produce a magnificent piece of art with limited time and limited resources builds strong friendships. Students develop production and time management skills that challenge them in a way the classroom experience cannot match.

www.montevallo.edu/college-night


INTRAMURAL SPORTS As a part of the college experience, the Student Life Office provides students with an opportunity to participate in intramural sports. Through the spirit of friendly competition, students gather and play in a variety of recreational sports throughout the fall and spring semesters. Students participate on teams sponsored by a campus organization or they can form their own team with a group of friends. All referees and scorekeepers are also students, which creates opportunities for student employment.

www.montevallo.edu/intramurals


If you are interested in any of these opportunities or in starting a new group of your own, please contact Student Life. Farmer Hall, Second Floor 205-665-6565 Jenny Bell, jbell8@montevallo.edu Cedric Norman, cnorman@montevallo.edu