The University Senate recommends rules, regulations, and policies on behalf of the University’s faculty, staff and students. It consists of thirteen student members elected from the Student Senate, twelve staff members elected from the Staff Senate, and thirty‑nine Faculty members elected to the Faculty Senate. The Chancellor and the Provost are ex-officio, non-voting members.
The Faculty Senate is the elected voice of over 1,500 faculty members, including tenured, tenure track, Unclassified Academic Staff, Librarians, lecturers, and Teaching Professors.
The University of Kansas Student Senate is the primary advocate for students on campus. As one of higher education's finest models of self-governance, 110 senators and 11 executive staff members work together to allocate about $22 million in student fees in ways that best serve students. Student Senate also represents the KU student voice within University, State, and National Governance, working to address and develop policy in students' best interests.
The University Senate Code (CODE)
details the organization, structure, responsibilities, and membership of Governance committees and boards. It also describes amendment procedures.
University Senate Rules and Regulations (USRR)
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.