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

How Senators Are elected