University Senate

Scope:  Who is Covered by this Policy?

Employees and Students


The University Senate is the primary University governance body where students, faculty, staff, and administrators debate University issues and reach conclusions on the policies and actions to be taken by the institution.  The University Senate is the legislative body of the University in matters involving educational programs, requirements, and standards; faculty welfare; and student conduct. The Board of Trustees delegates to University Senate primary responsibility for curriculum, programs, and course offerings and advisory responsibility on all matters related to Miami University.

The Board of Trustees reserves the right to consider, approve, modify, or reject actions taken by the University Senate.

Copies of the Enabling Act of University Senate and Faculty Assembly, the Bylaws of University Senate, and the Standing Rules of University Senate are available from the Office of the Provost or online at University Senate.

Related Form(s)

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Additional Resources and Procedures


University Senate


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Policy Administration

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Responsible Officer

  • Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • President

Legal Authority

Not Applicable.

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Reviewing Bodies

  • Miami University Senate
  • Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • President
  • Miami University Board of Trustees