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Our mission is: To develop engaged leaders with a lifelong commitment to diversity, integrity and social responsibility.

NEW:  Monthly Leadership Awards

Student Life has initiated a monthly award (October through March)dedicated to a student organization or a student leader that has gone above and beyond to exemplify leadership qualities within the Metropolitan State community and within their own community.

You can find the nomination forms here:

Student Leader of the Month

Student Organization of the Month

Nominations are due in to the Student Life Office by the 10th of the month prior to the award presentation (i.e.-nominations received by January 10th will be considered for the February awards).


The Student Life and Leadership Development Office serves as a complement to the academic mission of the university and enhances the overall educational experience of students through the development of social, cultural, intellectual, recreational and governance programs. Activities such as Fall Fest, leadership workshops and student organizations get students involved in the university and develop their leadership skills. To view existing clubs and organizations, see the Student Organizations page. If you don't find one that fits your interests, call the Student Life and Leadership Development Office for information on starting a new student group.

In addition to leadership development and other involvement opportunities, the office provides services that assist students in their daily lives. Metro Transit, housing information and discount tickets "to the town" are available.

The office is on the St. Paul Campus, Founders Hall, Room 201.

The Metropolitan Student Newspaper

The Metropolitan, Metropolitan State's award-winning student newspaper serves as an independent student voice, informing students, faculty and staff of events and issues related to the university. It also serves as a forum for debate, available to all members of the Metropolitan State community.

Published monthly, The Metropolitan offers experiential learning opportunities in writing, editing, photography, production, public relations, advertising and management. Stipends are available.

The Metropolitan welcomes letters to the editor, commentaries, and creative writing and artwork.

The newspaper office is located at the St. Paul Campus. For more information call 651-793-1553.

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Student Senate

The Student Senate provides students with official representation at Metropolitan State University. It is comprised of 15 degree-seeking students, each serving for one year.

Student Senate serves as a communication channel for student concerns about financial aid, curriculum, facilities, legislative issues, diversity, student fee allocations, faculty, staff and university policies. Meetings are open to all students. The Student Senate meets on a regular basis on the St. Paul campus. Most meetings are on Friday evenings at 6:00 p.m. For more information about Student Senate, call 651-793-1554.

Any student, whether a Student Senate member or not, can serve on committees and develop programs.


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University Activities Board

The University Activities Board is a student committee that plans, implements and evaluates activities and events at Metropolitan State. Members of the board work with entertainment agencies, scout talent and assist in producing shows. Members are also invited to attend regional and national conferences dealing with campus activities. All students are invited to participate. Call the Student Life and Leadership Development Office at 651-793-1550 or email student.life@metrostate.edu.

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Student Organization Resources

This is your place for forms and other resources for your organization.

1400 Form - Use this form for any vendor purchase you make.

RAISE Form - The Request to Authorize and Incur Special Expenses.  If you're ordering food, you'll need to attach this form to your 1400.


Additional Student Involvement Opportunities

For more information about student involvement, call the Student Life and Leadership Development Office, at 651-793-1550.

Metropolitan State uses OrgSync to host information sites for student groups. Itís an online community where you can learn more about all the different groups on campus. You will need to create a new account associated with Metropolitan State University to get started.

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Student Life & Leadership Development
Saint Paul Campus, FH 201
Voice: 651-793-1550
FAX: 651-793-1555
Email: student.life@metrostate.edu

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