Student Life Partners


Athletics staff, coaches and trainers offer students the opportunity to participate in intercollegiate sports in the Frontier Conference of the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics. Carroll College offers competition in football (men), volleyball (women), golf (men and women), basketball (men and women), cross country (men and women), track and field (men and women), soccer (men and women), and softball (women). Student athletes learn the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, character development, leadership and role modeling as visible representatives of Carroll College.

To be eligible to participate in intercollegiate athletics, a student must: be of approved physical condition as evidenced by certification from a physician; meet requirements for classification as a full-time student in good standing; and be eligible to play the designated game according to the rules, policies and approved practices of Carroll College, the Frontier and Cascade Conferences and the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics. Carroll College expects full compliance with the letter and spirit of all athletic policies.

Campus Events and Conference Services

Campus Events and Conference Services staff assist students and recognized student organizations in reserving rooms and discussing logistical needs for student and campus events. Staff help students identify the appropriate space for an event based on expected number of participants; need for seating and/or tables; need for a podium, staging or sound equipment; need for technology; and availability of college buildings, rooms, or grounds. Campus Events and Conference Services staff will consult with the Director of Student Activities, Recreation and Leadership as well as the Dean of Students and Retention on questions regarding the appropriateness of the proposed event given the college’s mission and values. Advanced planning can help students or recognized student organizations recognize any additional expenses for security, sound systems or technology not available through the college.

In addition, Campus Events and Conference Services staff assist both internal and external users of the college to host summer conferences, sports camps, workshops, business meetings and special events. Coordination of room reservations, housing in the residence halls, meal and hospitality needs from Sodexo, and insurance paperwork are services offered to ensure a successful event. Conference and Events staff hire students as employees to help with event check-in and check-out as well as staff the front desk in the residence hall to provide information and hospitality for our guests.

Campus Ministry

The mission of Campus Ministry is the development of the spiritual life of all the members of the campus community in order to serve Christ in all walks of life and to live in communion as the Body of Christ. The academic life of campus seeks an understanding of the world and each person’s responsibility to work for justice. Campus Ministry at Carroll College encourages all members of the campus community to integrate in their decisions a personal discernment of God’s will for their life. At the heart of our programs and events is the discernment of how God is calling each person to live their own life in union with Christ’s gift of His life and share in both ministry and service. Especially through the celebration of the Eucharist, our campus community seeks to know God’s will and live according to God’s will.

Carroll’s Campus Ministry team includes the chaplain/director of Campus Ministry, one associate director and one assistant director of campus ministry programs, student interns, and peer ministers. The Campus Ministry team is committed to respect all as their brother or sister in Christ. This means an ecumenical ministry that respects the real communion between all Christians and all who sincerely seek God as well as respects the religious liberty of all.

Dining Services/Sodexo

The Carroll College Dining Services is a contracted service through Sodexo responsible for providing campus dining, food retail, concessions and catering services for the college. All students who live in campus housing must be on a meal plan. During the academic year, the St. Thomas Aquinas Commons (STAC) offers meal times between 7 a.m.–7:30 p.m. on weekdays and brunch and dinner hours on weekends. Students with special needs or diet considerations should contact the General Manager of Sodexo for accommodation. For retail options, Sodexo manages the Jazzman’s Café and Bakery, Tres Habeneros restaurant, Simply To Go food cart in the Corrette Library and concessions in Nelson Stadium and the PE Center. Catering services are offered to college community members as well as to Helena community members hosting an event on campus.

Campus Safety and Security

Campus Safety & Security is managed by a Director of Campus Safety and staffed through patrol officers contracted through Securitas. Safety patrol is provided 24/7 on weekdays and from 3 p.m.–7 a.m. on weekends during the academic year. During the summer, patrols are scheduled from 3 p.m.–7 a.m. each day. Daily Incident Logs are filed with Student Life and the Dean of Students and Retention to review for incidents involving safety or conduct issues. Carroll College also utilizes the services of Helena Police, Helena Fire and Emergency Services (ambulance).