Subject:                    Governance and Organization

Policy:                       Public Participation Policy

Effective Date:        March 28, 2008

Revised:                    February 15, 2012

Review Date:           February 2015

Responsbile Party: MSU Legal Counsel


This policy is adopted pursuant to §2-3-103, M.C.A., to provide procedures for the public to participate in university decisions that are of significant interest to the public.

100.00         Public Meetings

The following meetings will be open to the public:

a.         University Council
b.         Dean's Council
c.         Planning Council
d.         Budget Council
e.         Faculty Senate
f.          Staff Senate
g.         Professional Council
h.         ASMSU Senate

The public will be notified by posting meeting agendas, including times, dates and locations of meetings, on the MSU website. Members of public may attend the meeting and observe the deliberations of the committees set forth above.  If members of the public are present, an opportunity for public comment will be allowed by the committee and will be included in committee minutes.


The university may hold a public hearing to allow the public the opportunity to submit data, views or arguments, orally or in written form prior to making a final decision on matters of significant interest to the public.