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About the Senate

The Senate of the Urbana-Champaign Campus is a legislative body composed of about 200 faculty, 50 students, and ten academic professional members. Duties of Senate committees are specified in the Senate Bylaws.

The Statutes, Article II, Section 1, provide for a senate to be constituted at each campus of the University, to exercise legislative functions in matters of educational policy such as:

Members of the campus community are welcome to attend meetings of the Senate and Senate committees. The procedures for requesting the opportunity to speak during public comment or requesting floor privileges on an item of business on the agenda can be found in Standing Rule 16.