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Attending Meetings of the Board of Trustees

Indiana’s Open Door Law states that all meetings of the governing bodies of public agencies must be open at all times for the purpose of permitting members of the public to observe them.  This includes meetings of Purdue’s Board of Trustees and its committees.  The Board will not engage in public comment, however; public comment should be addressed to trustees@purdue.edu.

The Indiana Open Door Law also provides for the Board of Trustees to hold closed-door, executive sessions of the Board and its committees to allow for discussion of topics prescribed in the Open Door Law. Executive sessions are open only to the Board of Trustees, who may invite counsel, administrators, or others as appropriate for the discussion. Executive sessions are closed to the public.

With the exception of one meeting each year held at a regional campus, meetings of the Board of Trustees and its committees are held on the West Lafayette campus in Stewart Center, Room 326. Board meetings are well-attended. Thus, when seating capacity has been reached, admission to the room will not be permitted unless someone exits. Reservations to attend the meeting are not necessary. 

For the safety and security of those in attendance at meetings of the Board of Trustees and its committees, searches of bags, parcels, and persons may be conducted by Purdue police.