Montana State University



Upcoming Staff Senate Meetings

  • December 17, 9-11 a.m. SUB 233
  • January 21, 9-11 a.m. SUB 236
  • February 18, 9-11 a.m. TBD


Staff Recognition Programs

  • Pure Gold Wednesday email - Spotlight members of the MSU family (faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends) to acknowledge the involvement and inspiration these individuals bring to others. Because of their time and commitment to improving our university, they are Pure Gold.
  • Employee Recognition Awards annually in the spring
  • Years of Service Ceremony annually in the fall
  • Random Acts of Excellence! via the Service Excellence website that recognizes individuals or teams for their act of Safety, Courtesy, Reliability, or Competence by sending them a thank you card.




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