Welcome to the Office of University Governance

The Office of University Governance provides staff support to the presidents of the University Senate and the Faculty Senate and their respective executive committees. This office coordinates and facilitates the passage of amendments to the University Senate Code, the University Senate Rules and Regulations, and the Faculty Senate Rules and Regulations through the governance legislative process until approval by the University or Faculty Senate, Provost and the Chancellor.

The Governance Office serves as the initial point of contact and provides support to the University Judicial Board, the Faculty Rights Board, the University Support Staff Disciplinary Action Hearing Board, the FacEx Appeals Committee, the Faculty Speakers Bureau, the SenEx Basketball Committee, as well as more than fifteen standing Governance committees, boards, and task forces.

The University Senate Code (CODE)  details the organization, structure, responsibilities, and membership of Governance committees and boards.  It also describes amendment procedures. 

The University Senate Rules and Regulations (USRR) establishes and describes the procedures governing university-wide policy on academic schedules, academic work and evaluation, graduation and degrees, publications, conflict resolution, financial exigency, and program discontinuance.

The Faculty Senate Rules and Regulations (FSRR) establishes and describes the procedures governing university wide-policy on admission to the University, placement examinations; resident and non-resident study, academic work, promotion and tenure procedures, sabbatical leave procedures, confidentiality of official faculty personnel records, and classified research.


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
$260.5 million in externally funded research expenditures
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times