Montana State University



Events & Activities

Staff Senate Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of each month (Schedule)

MUSSA at Regents Meeting: January and May

Staff Senate General Elections: April / May















from Oct. 3rd to Oct. 10th
Friday, October 10, 2014
2:00 to 4:00 PM
Strand Union Ballrooms

President Waded Cruzado cordially invites you to the 1st Annual Years of Service Awards Ceremony.

We will be honoring and celebrating our dedicated employees who have served Montana State University for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 or more years.


Upcoming Staff Senate Meetings

  • September 17, 9-11 a.m. SUB 233
  • October 15, 9-11 a.m. Reid Hall 415
  • November 19, 9-11 a.m. SUB 233


University-wide Staff Recognition Programs

  • Pure Gold weekly during the academic year
  • Employee Recognition Awards annually in the spring
  • Years of Service Ceremony annually in the fall




Staff Senate is the Voice of Classified Staff

Mission Statement

The Montana State University Staff Senate advises the President and Board of Regents on matters reflecting classified staff concerns.

Vision Statement

Staff Senate is a results-oriented peer organization that enhances the role of classified employees in shared governance by creating a culture of optimism, teamwork, creativity, resourcefulness, and by dealing with everyone in an open and ethical manner.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Represent the position of the classified employees of Montana State University on University committees and all appropriate MSU organizations;
  • Promote and provide for improved working conditions and the professional welfare of the staff;
  • Facilitate communication and cooperation between ASMSU, the administration of MSU, Faculty Senate, Professional Council, the classified staff of MSU Bozeman, all appropriate MUS organizations and the Board of Regents;
  • Promote the improvement of higher education in the State of Montana;
  • Assist in the development of staff training programs and policies;
  • Develop, foster, and promote recruitment and retention strategies for classified employees;
  • And carry out such other goals and activities as Staff Senate shall determine to be consistent with the overall purpose of Staff Senate, the administration of MSU Bozeman, and the promotion and practice of shared governance.

Representing staff from every corner of campus

Classified Professional
Service Maintenance
Skilled Craft