Bylaws, Ordinances & Policies


The board adopts bylaws to achieve the state objectives of Michigan State University and to ensure that the conduct of its own affairs will be in accord with the highest standards of educational administration. Read more.


The Board of Trustees adopts ordinances that provide for the care, preservation and protection of the property governed by the board, for the security and well being of persons on said property, to promote the university's successful operation, to maintain good order and to ensure against undue interference with the lawful activities of persons coming upon land governed by the board. Read more.


In order to make the principles stated in the preamble of the Board of Trustees bylaws effective and to fulfill the mission of the university, the Board of Trustees has established policies for the direction of Michigan State University. The policies set forth the board's position on issues which are vital to the university. Read more.