Public Comment:

ASMSU Public Comment Quick Guide How to share your opinion with ASMSU Senate Process ·         Have an idea to share ·         Attend a meeting ·         Stand at the podium to speak Things to know: Senate Meetings are Thursdays at 6pm in SUB 235 Public Comment begins each meeting. Come on time and be prepared to speak for up to 3 minutes. If you need more time, please contact your senator to make arrangements. Pro tip:                 The agenda for the next meeting is available Tuesday evening at montana.edu/asmsu/minutes.html Resources and Support:                 Your ideas and opinions are valuable to ASMSU! To contact your Senator visit ASMSU in the Strand Union Building, room 221, call 406-994-2933, or visit our website at www.montana.edu/asmsu                 Senators are elected to represent colleges (like Engineering, Nursing, etc.) or At Large (representing everyone). ASMSU also has a professional staff to support you, schedule an appointment at 406-994-2933.

Senate Presentations: 

ASMSU Senate Presentations Quick Guide How to be scheduled on the Senate Agenda as a Speaker Process: ·         Prepare a 10-15 minute speech ·         Request a time ·         Meet: Thurs. 6pm SUB 235 ·         Share slides/docs with Speaker Things to know:                 The ASMSU Senate Speaker chairs meetings and manages the agenda. At least once a week in advance please email the Senate Speaker to request a time on the agenda for a presentation at asmsusenatespeaker@montana.edu. Meetings are often several hours long, so brevity is appreciated. Pro tip:                 If you need more time to inform, persuade, or seek advice from Senators, consider scheduling a discussion group meeting, called a “Table Talk” by calling 406-994-2933. Resources and Support: A laptop and projector is provided at meetings. Your speech and materials will be a part of ASMSU’s official meeting minutes. If you need support preparing your presentation or documents please contact the ASMSU Director, Marianne Brough Marianne.brough@montana.edu. The ASMSU Senate Speaker is available to advise you, please contact asmsusenatespeaker@montana.edu or visit Strand Union Building 221.

Petitions:

ASMSU Petition Quick Guide How to Add a Grassroots Item to the Ballot Process: ·         Create an issue statement ·         Investigate the rules ·         Collect enough valid signatures  ·         Submit the ASMSU by deadline Things to know:                 The best way to advocate for changes at MSU is by working with your ASMSU Senator. Petitions are allowed by the ASMSU Constitution but are often difficult to implement. If you want to add an issue to the ballot, it’s a good idea to meet in advance with the ASMSU Chief Justice so you understand the process andrules. Pro tip:                 Petitions must have 5% of valid student signatures and be submitted to ASMSU by the deadline in order to be included on the elections ballot for a direct vote by students. Resources and Support:                 The ASMSU Supreme Court is comprised of 7 appointed students. They meet weekly to rule on ASMSU governance, elections, and policy.                 The ASMSU Chief Justice is available to advise you, please contact asmsucj@montana.edu. ASMSU also has professional staff to support you, call 406-994-2933 or visit Strand Union Building 221