Services and Programs
Learn more about the Student Government Association's main services and programs!
One of the great services the Student Government Association provides our students is our various awards each spring. We provide the opportunity for a student to nominate a Staff member, Faculty member and a student for superior service to Murray State University.
Jim Baurer Outstanding Staff Service Award
This award was established to honor and recognize a staff member who has gone above and beyond the call of prescribed duty and show exceptional dedication with regard to the students of Murray State University. This award is presented in the spring semester and applications can be found under the applications tab.
Max Carman Outstanding Teacher Award
This award is given in recognition of the recipient’s teaching excellence as evidenced by his/her effectiveness and ability to motivate and inspire students in the classroom and outside the classroom. This award is presented in the spring semester and applications can be found under the applications tab.
Ralph H. Woods Memorial Award
This award was established to honor and recognize a student or students who have made an outstanding contribution in service and leadership to Murray State University. This award is presented in the spring semester and applications can be found under the applications tab.
FAILURE TO BE FULLY REGISTERED AS A STUDENT ORGANIZATION BY SEPTEMBER 8, 2023, by 12 P.M. WILL RESULT IN YOUR ORGANIZATION NOT BEING ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY UNIVERSITY FUNCTIONS UNTIL AT LEAST NOVEMBER 1, 2023, INCLUDING ALL HOMECOMING 2023 FESTIVITIES. View steps to complete the RSO process. If your organization is not listed in this RSO directory, that means that your organization was NOT fully registered and were missing step(s) as of SEPTEMBER 8, 2023 at 12 p.m. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
Homecoming King Applications- due 9/19/2023
Homecoming Queen Applications- due 9/19/2023
Parade Application - due 9/28/23
The Ms. Murray State University Scholarship Pageant is a beloved tradition that takes place each year in Lovett Auditorium during the spring semester. In truth, the Ms. Murray State Pageant this is not just about pageantry, but it is about empowerment, self-esteem, self-confidence and so much more. The pageant serves to acknowledge the scholarly and influential students who grace Murray State’s campus each day. Campus Activities Board is very proud to host an event that draws attention to such outstanding contestants as each contestant strives to make a difference during their time as students at Murray State. Once crowned, Ms. Murray State University will not only advance to represent Murray State in the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival, but will also receive a scholarship. The Ms. Murray State University Pageant Queen acts as a role model for all and is a spokesperson of Murray State University.
Each Registered Student Organization is able to nominate up to four (4) women to represent your organization as a preliminary nominee. From this group, fifteen will be selected to compete for the title of Ms. MSU.
Each nominee must be a student and must have and maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 3.00. They must also be planning to attend Murray State University as a student for the entire school year following the pageant (will not graduate before Spring 2024).
There will be a mandatory meeting for all applicants on November 7th at 5 p.m. in the Curris Center Barkley Room. If the applicant is unable to attend they may send a designated representative. Each nominee will have a 3-minute interview with a panel of judges on the evening of November 14, 2022 in the Ohio Room located within the Curris Center.
FAILURE TO BE FULLY REGISTERED AS A STUDENT ORGANIZATION WILL RESULT IN YOUR ORGANIZATION NOT BEING ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY UNIVERSITY FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING ALL HOMECOMING FESTIVITIES. VIEW STEPS TO COMPLETE THE RSO PROCESS. IF YOUR ORGANIZATION IS NOT LISTED IN THIS RSO DIRECTORY, THAT MEANS THAT YOUR ORGANIZATION WAS NOT FULLY REGISTERED AND WERE MISSING STEP(S), NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
Applications- due November 7, 2022, by NOON
Google Form application (must use MSU email)
Ms. MSU letter here.
Contact Ms. MSU Executive Director, Bree Rushing, with questions at email@example.com
The Laptop Bank is an implemented program that has been created with the combined efforts of the Student Government Association, the University's Information Systems Office and the Procurement Office. A student who shows genuine need for laptop use may submit a physical application or online application to the Center for Student Involvement where a committee shall review the application and will make a decision regarding the possible admission into the Laptop Bank program. If a student is admitted into the program, a contract will be signed allowing a laptop to be LOANED to a student. At the end of the semester, the laptop must be returned to the Center for Student Involvement. The same student may request to have the laptop loaned to them another semester. This request must be submitted in writing to the Center for Student Involvement. If anyone has any questions regarding this program, please contact Kade Gambill, Graduate Assistant for Student Activities at 270.809.6349 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Buddy Program" is an initiative taken by the Murray State Student Government Association and the International Student Organization at Murray. This program aims to reduce the boundaries between American students and International students attending MSU. We aim to build a globally-minded community and develop individual connections between American and International students.