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Welcome to the Montana State University Parent & Family Association! The Association supports parents and families as their students navigate the campus of MSU. We provide programs and activities, develop resources, communicate with university administration and raise funds for scholarships and other functions which directly support student success. You are a member of the PFA by virtue of having a student in attendance here, and we invite you to enjoy all the benefits.  



Bobcat Parent Leadership Council 

Founded in 1992, the PFA is governed by a leadership council consisting of volunteer parents from around the country. The council makes decisions regarding Parent/Family Weekend, the Parent's Fund, and goals and initiatives which support families. The council has a direct ear to President Cruzado and other university administration and works hard to provide a strong service for all families.

The council meets twice yearly to conduct the business of the association, once during Fall Weekend and once during Spring semester. The time commitment is what you want it to be. We encourage you to volunteer for this opportunity at some point during your student's MSU career.


  • To develop and support a closer relationship between families and MSU.

  • To keep families informed about university activities, policies and plans.

  • To ensure families have the opportunity to share their ideas, opinions and concerns with university administration.

  • To familiarize families with the physical campus, the community and with student life.

  • To support our annual fundraising effort through which families can help ensure the excellence that defines a Montana State University education.

  • To tap the expertise and experience of families in attracting superior students, ensuring quality employment for graduates and drawing positive support for higher education.