Montana University System | Commissioner's Directive
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 20, 2023
The Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education directs the following:
- TikTok may not be installed or used on any MUS or university-owned devices, including
but not limited to desktop computers, laptops, iPads, or cellular telephones. If TikTok
is currently installed on any MUS or university-owned device, the application must
be immediately removed from the device.
- Campus Chief Information Officers (CIOs) shall block access to TikTok on MUS wired
and wireless networks.
- University-administered TikTok accounts must be suspended.
- Campuses may provide exceptions to this directive for necessary education or research-
related purposes upon approval of the campus CIO.
Clayton T. Christian
Commissioner of Higher Education
Commissioner’s directives are official interpretations and guidance issued by the
Commissioner of Higher
Education; they remain in effect as system directives until withdrawn or revised by the Commissioner or
superseded by action of the Board of Regents.