Students in the Senate

  • Students in the Senate

    • Student senators are voting members of the University Senate.
    • Undergraduate students are selected by IUP’s Student Government Association. Graduate students are chosen by the Graduate Student Assembly.
    • Student senators have held a variety of majors.
    • The number of student senators is half the number of faculty senators. For 2011–2012, there were 106 faculty senators and 53 student senators.
    • The ratio of undergraduate students to graduate students at IUP determines the ratio for the student senators.
    • The number of students on each committee varies and is set by the Senate bylaws. Additional graduate students have served on the Senate and its committees as nonvoting members to cover all of the committee seats open to students.

    Vice Chair

    • This position is always held by a student.
    • The vice chair makes a report at the start of each Senate meeting, along with IUP’s president, provost, and the chair of the Senate.
    • In the absence of the chair, the vice chair presides over the Senate meeting.
    • The vice chair is a nonvoting member of all Senate committees.