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2018 Transformational Leadership Retreat

Oct 19 - Oct 21
8046 83rd St NW, Maple Lake, MN 55358

The office of Student Life & Leadership Development’s 9th annual Transformational Leadership Retreat is scheduled for October 19-21, at Camp Courage in Maple Lake, MN.  This year's theme is "...Activism can be the journey, rather than the arrival..." - Grace Lee Boggs

The retreat is all-expenses paid, but space is available on a first-come, first-served basis, with a maximum capacity of 52 students. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ENROLLED IN FALL 2018 CLASSES. Please be advised that...

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RSVP for the SLLD Welcome Back to School Event

Hello Metropolitan State University Students, Staff, and Faculty:

Student Life and Leadership Development welcomes you to a new academic term. As you settle in to your fall semester, come visit us for snacks, games, and SLLD staff updates/mix and mingle on Wednesday, 8/29/18 from 4-6pm. If weather permits we will be outside the first floor of the Student Center. If it’s rainy or too chilly, we will be on the First Floor of the Student Center.

RSVP for our SLLD Welcome here....


Winter Fest

Thursday, Feb 7, 3 pm
Student Center First Floor & New Main Great Hall
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Fall Fest

Saturday, Sep 8, 12 pm
St. Paul Campus Surface Lot (6th Street & Maria)

All registered student organizations, departments, and community organizations must arrive at Fall Fest on September 8th at 11am for set-up and check-in. We ask that all participants remain at the event for its entirety from 12pm-4pm.

What is Fall Fest?

Fall Fest, this is Metropolitan State University’s version of homecoming, which celebrates the kick-off the academic year. The festival is free and open to the public, and it includes a wide variety of carnival-style...
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SLLD Welcome Back to School Event

Wednesday, Aug 29, 4 pm
Student Center First Floor

Come to the Student Center First Floor for Welcome Back to School treats, games, and mix/mingling with Student Life & Leadership Development Staff! You will learn more about opportunities to get involved with SLLD, student job openings, and about upcoming events.

Excited for you to join us!

If you need any accessibility accommodations, please contact

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Heather C. Lou commented on the news post Save the Date! Fall Fest 2018

Philip Fuehrer commented on the news post Saints Tickets (and one for the Lynx)!

Saints Tickets (and one for the Lynx)!

Hello Metro State Community!

Student Life & Leadership Development has four (4) tickets to the Wednesday, 7/11 St. Paul Saint's Baseball Game, compliments of the President's Office.  This is a DAY GAME starting at 1:05 pm.  You can ask for 2 or all four tickets.

For students only, we also have 1 ticket available for the 07/15 Minnesota Lynx game (7 pm game start). This is in section 126 and is about 8 rows off the court.

If you're interested in either please...



Philip Fuehrer

The Lynx ticket has been claimed. The four Saints tix are still available!

Philip Fuehrer

And, the Saints tickets have been claimed as well. Keep watching OrgSync for future offers!!

Save the Date! Fall Fest 2018

Hi Student Orgs!

Save the date for Fall Fest 2018. It will be on Saturday, September 8th from 12-4pm on the St. Paul Campus. University Activities Board will be contacting you all for tabling and games/activities sign ups.

Excited to celebrate a new academic year with you soon!



Courtney Sedgwick

Hey heather when will we be contacted ? :)

Heather C. Lou

You'll be contacted in the next week and a half. :)

Senate & SAFAC Bylaws

Hello Student Organization Leaders!

Attached you will find the updated Senate Bylaws and SAFAC Bylaws as of 5/18/18.

If you are interested in learning more, please consider attending Student Senate Meetings on the following dates:

June 8th, 6-8pm, SC 101 June 22nd, 6-8pm, SC 101 July 13th, 6-8pm, SC 101 July 27th, 6-8pm, SC 101 August 10th, 6-8pm, SC 101

Thank you!

SAFAC Policy as of May 18th 2018.pdf Click to View


Bylaws.pdf Click to...


20th Annual President's Student Leadership Awards Ceremony and Dinner - May 9th

Wednesday, May 9, 5:30 pm
700 E. 7th Street, Great Hall, New Main, St. Paul, MN 55106

Please join us as we recognize student leadership and student organizations at Metropolitan State University across four categories. 

This will be our 20th annual awards ceremony and will be held on Wednesday, May 9 in the Great Hall. We'll gather at 5:30pm to mix and mingle to music, and start the program at 6:00pm.  

This will be a semi-formal event with a full dinner, plated and served.  Please indicate your meal preference in the comments (NY Strip Steak or Wild...

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Limited spaces available

Schedule Planner- Register Easier!

Hello Metro State Students.

Kate Southwick, Director of Advising Effectiveness, has informed me that there is a new tool you can use for your scheduling needs.

Schedule Planner is a new tool that allows you to create and compare multiple class schedules based on desired courses for the upcoming semester and other commitments such as work, commute time, and family schedules.

Create, review, and select your personalized class schedule at...


SLLD Staffing Update: Welcome Jack!

Hello Metro State Students!

I am pleased to announce that Jack Hildebrand ( has joined our SLLD team as the Office Coordinator until the end of October. Please come by, say hello, and give him a warm welcome! You can reach Jack at x1550 or at the SLLD front desk in Student Center 204!

About Jack: I am a recent transplant from Wisconsin who has spent the last year eagerly exploring the Twin Cities and getting to know the community.  I like...


Deadline extended: Student Senate Nominations open until April 20th!

Greetings Metropolitan State University Students!

The Student Senate nominations have been extended until April 20th. There are a total of 20 open seats for the term of June 1, 2018-May 31, 2019. To access the nomination form, go to:

About Student Senate: The Student Senate is an all-student governing body comprised of up to 20 dedicated student leaders who are focused on strengthening Metropolitan State University’s commitment to...


Student Senate Elections- Nominations open from March 28-April 13

Dear Metropolitan State University Student Community:

Student Life & Leadership Development and the Student Senate Election Board is excited to announce that nominations for the 2018-2019 Student Senator position are open from March 28-April 13th, 2018 at 11:59pm. There are a total of 20 open seats for the term of June 1, 2018-May 31, 2019. To access the nomination form, go to:

About Student Senate: The Student Senate is an...



This award is given to a student organization advisor who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve and support both the organization and its members.


To be awarded to the student group that produced a program, event or publication that provided an exceptional service or benefit to the Metropolitan State University community.


This award goes to a student organization that has provided its membership and/or the Metropolitan State University community with exceptional programming, activities and/or community service.


The Perseverance Award honors a new alumnus (class of May 2018 or December 2017) who successfully overcame a significant challenge(s) to obtain his/her degree.  

As a show of respect for the privacy of others, please do not submit a nomination for a student/alumnus without first obtaining his or her approval. Understandably, some people prefer to keep any challenges they've overcome to themselves, and do not wish to be recognized. 

2018 Nominees: STUDENT LEADERS OF THE YEAR (2 winners to be chosen)

This award will be given to two students who have exhibited exceptional leadership, service and personal character and good academic standing. Each student leader of the year will receive a cash award of $100, which is sponsored by the Metropolitan State University Alumni Association.

Join Dr. Julio Cammarota for a discussion about Latinx learners

You are cordially invited to hear Associate Professor Dr. Julio Cammarota, of Iowa State University, discuss his recently published co-edited book, PAR EntreMundos: A Pedagogy of the Américas, about Participatory Action Research (PAR) and Latinx learners. Book signing included.

DATE: Thursday, March 22, 2018 TIME: 6:00pm to 8:00pm LOCATION: New Main, Great Hall at Metropolitan State University's St. Paul campus. 

If you need special accommodations to attend/participate,...


Deadline extended for Student Research Conference submissions

The Student Scholar’s Committee is extending the deadlines for student abstracts and faculty nominations for the spring Student Research Conference to Friday, March 23rd.  The updated flyer is attached. Please encourage students to participate!

Please join your fellow Metropolitan State University students in the third annual Student Research Conference. At this conference, students have presented their scholarship from within and outside the classroom, including poetry, primary...


Save-the Date for CLA Welcome Night!

Metropolitan State University’s C O L L E G E   OF   L I B E R A L   A R T S

CLA Welcome Night

Join us Thursday evening, April 5th for delicious appetizers, great conversation, program information, and class scheduling assistance!

Faculty, advisors, and Dean Craig Hansen explain how College of Liberal Arts (CLA) classes and programs develop core competencies that enhance your career and life path. We welcome CLA and all other entering and current students!  NO...


Wendy V Roberts commented on the news post Wall of Dedication for First-Gen College Students

Wall of Dedication for First-Gen College Students

The First-Generation College Student Organization (FGCSO) invites all first-generation college students, and all faculty/staff who were first-gens, to contribute to Metro’s history by posting on our very first Wall of Dedication.  

We welcome you to be creative and express yourself freely with a personal note, letter, poem, or artwork about what it means to be the first person in your family to attend college. FGCSO will provide paper, pens, markers and other materials for your use...



Liz Tetu

Just to clarify--the Wall of Dedication is staying open for student and faculty submissions until the ceremony starts, yes?

Wendy V Roberts


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