The Senate is a University-wide legislature, representing faculty, students, and other constituencies. It makes policy on a range of issues that affect the entire University or more than one school, including educational programs and priorities, the budget, academic freedom and tenure, the conduct of research, the libraries, information technology, Columbia's external relations, student sexual misconduct, rules governing political demonstrations, and the welfare of faculty, students, and research officers. Trustee concurrence is required for acts of the Senate.
The Senate has 108 voting seats, with 63 reserved for faculty, 24 for students, 6 for officers of research,
At the Senate plenary on November 18, students listened as Provost John Coatsworth spoke about the university's promise to protect undocumented students. From left: Dante Mazza, CC student and Senate legislative aide; student senators Teresa Zhao (SEAS graduate), Izzet Kebudi (SEAS undergraduate) and Joshua Schenk (CC).
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The next plenary meeting will be Friday, February 3, 1:15 p.m., 104 Jerome Greene Hall.
Anyone with CUID is welcome.
Fridays at 1:15 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Some locations to be announced.
Click on dates of past Senate meetings for agendas with links to documents.
Here are agendas of