About the University Senate

  • The University Senate serves as the academic governing body for IUP.

    • The senate provides the forum where issues related to the welfare of the university as a whole are discussed and debated with all stakeholders participating.

    • Senators are primarily elected and come from all areas of the campus community—faculty, administrators, students, staff, and alumni.

    • Meetings of the whole senate take place each month, September through April.

    • Committees meet as often as weekly to handle much of the work of the senate. (For a chart showing committee responsibilities, see Senate Committee Responsibilities.)

    Responsibilities of the Senate

    Composition of the Senate

    How Senators Are elected